Maybe you are new to the irritating eczema symptoms, or maybe you’re a life-long sufferer. Personally, I developed eczema on my left hand randomly in my mid-twenties, eventually learning that water, particularly hot water, sets it on fire. As someone who uses CBD regularly for sleep, I wondered how it might also help my chronic eczema symptoms. Here is what I learned: 

Did you know that eczema affects nearly 35 million Americans every year? Yeesh. If you are unfamiliar with the symptoms or are wondering if this is you, take a look at the most common symptoms from the Mayo Clinic

  • Dry skin
  • Itching, especially at night
  • Red to brownish-gray patches, especially on the hands, feet, ankles, wrists, neck, upper chest, eyelids, inside the bend of elbows and knees, and in infants, the face and scalp
  • Small raised bumps which may leak fluid 
  • Thickened, cracked, scaly skin
  • Raw, sensitive, swollen skin from scratching

Needless to say, these are not at all pleasant to experience. So how could CBD be an effective treatment against these symptoms? 

I learned from that effective CBD topical ointments are different from your run-of-the-mill steroid cream or pain reliever. These steroid creams might reduce inflammation and itchiness for a short time, but the eczema unfortunately always returns. 

Scientists have discovered that the body’s endocannabinoid system actually has the ability to help your skin cells regrow and the proper speed, regulating your body’s immune responses and causing your skin cells to live longer. In fact, CBD works by regulating the endocannabinoid system, which in turn, begins to regulate your entire body, including chronic skin conditions. 

More good news: scientists have also discovered that CBD treatment is effective and safe for all ages – for toddlers up to the elderly and everyone in between.

If you are in the market for an all-natural treatment for your bothersome eczema symptoms that work with your body, strongly consider MTN CBD’s Unscented Topical Cream. It is infused with 500mg of Full-Spectrum CBD Oil. I hope this cream helps relieve your skin of its eczema!