What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?
Discovered by scientists in the 1990's, little is known about the endocannabidnoid system relative to other processes in the human body. In very simplistic terms, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a powerful homeostatic (maintains balance) regulator that influences every system in the body from the central nervous system to the skin.
How does the endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulate skin?
Although the best studied functions over the ECS are related to the central nervous system and to immune processes, experimental efforts over the last two decades have confirmed that cannabinoid skin signaling plays a pivotal role in skin homeostasis, protection, and healing. When skin's natural balance is disrupted, illness can occur. Common skin ailments that are a result of homeostatic imbalance in the skin are: atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, scleroderma, acne, pigmentation disorders, keratin diseases, skins tumors, and itchy skin.