CBD relieves skin itching and irritation

CBD relieves skin itching and irritation

Published: 18.04.2023 (Updated: 21.07.2023)
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Dr. Harald Stephan
Dr. rer. medic. Harald Stephan
Health expert

Itchy skin is uncomfortable and affects the quality of life. CBD products are applied to irritated skin and relieve itchy skin.

Causes of itchy skin and skin irritation

Itchy skin has different causes. Your skin is confronted with different influences every day. As a protective shield, the epidermis shields the rest of the body from these influences and acts as a kind of filter. At the same time, it is always possible that it reacts sensitively to different influences. Skin irritations such as redness, dandruff or itchy skin are the result.

Itchy skin can be the result of a contact allergy. For example, if your skin does not tolerate synthetic additives in detergents, care products or fabrics, it often reacts with itching and a rash. But skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and neurodermatitis can also be accompanied by unpleasant itching.

You should always take irritated skin seriously, because it can also be an indication of other diseases. For example, kidney and liver diseases, but also diseases of the lymphatic system and blood cause skin changes that you may notice as itching. Metabolic disorders also cause irritated skin.

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Treating itchy skin with the right care

Irritated skin affects millions of people. If the itching does not last long, it is not necessary to see a doctor. It is different if the itchy skin is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever or a rash. In this case, a doctor should be consulted.

You can treat irritated skin specifically with the right skin care and relieve the associated itching. Besides typical home remedies like cool compresses or moisturising creams, CBD products are on the rise. The cannabinoids of the hemp plant intensively care for the skin and support the natural regeneration of the skin cells. The effect is so versatile that CBD is increasingly used for skin diseases such as psoriasis and neurodermatitis. It can be used as an adjunctive therapy and alleviates the itching of the skin that is typical for these diseases.

Effect of CBD on itchy skin

CBD has many positive effects on the body. Studies have shown that the cannabinoid connects to the receptors in the human endocannabinoid system after use. This is where it unfolds its targeted effect. CBD has both a calming and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. Irritated skin can thus be calmed down again. Redness and itching disappear.

The best way to treat irritated skin is with CBD cream or CBD oil. Both can be applied externally and are absorbed into the affected areas of the skin. The ingredients provide the skin with new moisture so that itching can be relieved in the long term.

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Dry skin in particular causes an unpleasant itching sensation, which is exacerbated by a lack of moisture. The unsaturated fatty acids contained in CBD care products are particularly valuable for irritated skin. They increase the fatty acid content present in the epidermis, which restores the natural balance of the epidermis. In the fight against itchy skin, the fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and dihomogammalinolenic acid contained in CBD have proven to be particularly helpful. They support the treatment of psoriasis.

Pay attention to the composition of CBD care products

If you treat itchy skin with CBD, you have to make sure that the skin is not unnecessarily stressed by the care products. Therefore, you should preferably use herbal creams and lotions that are free of synthetic additives. Besides CBD, effective creams also contain beeswax and aloe vera, which provide other substances that are important for the skin.

When using CBD for the first time on itchy skin, it is best to apply the cream, lotion or oil to a small area first. This way you can test whether you are allergic to the ingredients.

Benefits of CBD for itchy skin

CBD is easy to use for itchy, irritated skin. The substances contained are quickly absorbed by the skin. As it is a herbal care product, CBD is not toxic at all. Your itchy skin benefits from the antioxidant properties of CBD. With regular use, inflammations in the affected areas can disappear and the skin calms down.

Furthermore, the regular use of CBD contributes to UV protection. UV rays can also dry out the skin and cause itching. Furthermore, through the regular use of CBD, your body no longer produces such a high number of histamine and mast cells.

To successfully treat itchy skin with CBD, long-term use is often recommended.

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What ingredients make CBD so valuable in treating itchy skin?

The use of CBD for skin conditions is worthwhile because of the combination of active ingredients that hemp naturally brings. These include:

  • Chlorophyll
  • Beta-carotene
  • vitamin E
  • Minerals (above all magnesium, copper, manganese, calcium, interest, phosphorus, iron)
  • Vitamin B


In summary, itchy skin can have many different causes and is often a sign of other diseases. Targeted care can help relieve itching and regenerate the skin. CBD-containing care products are particularly recommended here, as CBD has a calming and anti-inflammatory effect and supports the natural regeneration of the skin cells.

By applying CBD creams or oil, dry skin areas can be supplied with moisture and the natural balance of the epidermis can be restored. However, it is important to pay attention to the composition of the care products and to avoid synthetic additives. In case of severe itching or accompanying symptoms, a doctor should be consulted.

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Dr. Harald Stephan
Dr. rer. medic. Harald Stephan
Graduate Biologist, Medical Information Processing Officer and Doctor of Health Sciences
About the author

After studying in Saarbrücken, Dr Harald Stephan worked in research and teaching at the Universities of Marburg and Bochum as well as at the University Hospital in Essen before becoming a self-employed publicist in 2016. He sees acquiring and passing on knowledge as his life's work.

In addition to his publications on cell biology and tumour research in renowned specialist journals, hundreds of his articles on health topics can be found on the internet. In them, he explains the causes of diseases, laboratory values, diagnoses as well as traditional and novel therapy options.