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Guides | 11.03.2021

The Best Weed Strains For Psoriasis & Skincare

Find some of the best strains to ease the aggravating symptoms of this serious skin condition.

Many of us know someone who suffers from the skin condition psoriasis, which means they’ve seen the red patches that it causes.

If you’ve had someone in your family with the condition, you know that it often occurs in waves or cycles, with flare-ups coming every few weeks or months.

What Is Psoriasis?

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Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease that is known for causing red, itchy patches on the skin. These scaly patches are usually found on the elbows, knees, trunk, and top of the head. Unfortunately, there is no cure for psoriasis and those who suffer from it do so long term. 

Psoriasis is often confused with eczema, another condition affecting the skin, and a dermatologist should be consulted if you’re not sure which one you’re experiencing. 

In addition to these red patches, other symptoms of psoriasis include:

  • Swollen/Stiff Joints
  • Cracked/Painful Skin 
  • Burning sensation
  • Soreness
  • Bleeding
  • Scaly plaques on scalp
  • Fingernail & toenail problems

What Causes Psoriasis?

The red, itchy patches commonly associated with psoriasis are caused due to the disease speeding up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis is triggered in people in different ways, but some popular ones include:

  • Stress
  • Certain Medications
  • Cold/Dry Weather
  • Certain Infections
  • Smoking
  • Alcoholism
  • Skin Injury/Irritation

Does Cannabis Help With Psoriasis?

While there are numerous proposed treatments for psoriasis that your doctor would tell you about including creams, ointments, and pharmaceuticals, there is no harm in attempting to see if cannabis can help ease the symptoms of this condition and provide some relief that other solutions might not. 

Best Cannabis Strains For Psoriasis & Skin Health

Mango Kush

Bring in this indica-dominant hybrid to ease the stress that you might be experiencing when in the middle of about with the itchy and aggravating symptoms of psoriasis. With THC levels above 20%, let this fruity OG leave your body feeling relieved and as light as the clouds you’ll be gazing towards on this mental beach the strain transports you to. 

Mango Kush nugs are littered with orange pistils and frosty trichomes that make this pine scented strain a delight to handle before lighting up. Allow the sweet aroma and taste of this strain to ease your symptoms and bring some relief to your day.


This CBD-rich strain will leave you feeling so relaxed that you’ll forget that there’s not much THC to go along with the body high. Bringing a tsunami of tranquility without the strong psychoactive effects one would expect from cannabis, Cannatonic is ideal for pure pain management. 

Popularly used for pain management, anxiety, migraines, and muscle spasms, this CBD powerhouse is just the solution if you want to ease the symptoms of psoriasis and get you through your next flare up.


Staying on CBD-rich strains, the next choice has been a blessing for many patients suffering from symptoms that are very similar to psoriasis. The relief of physical pain and stress are common benefits of this CBD loaded strain that is considered a sativa for its deep focus that it provides users. 

Giving you all of the bodily relaxations you could ask for without any intense cerebral effects, this Harlequin usually measures in at an average 2:1 ratio of CBD to THC and is an ideal choice for those looking to ease their symptoms.

Stephen Hawking Kush

Another CBD champion of a strain is Stephen Hawking Kush, which will send you into a black hole of relaxation where you might be able to wave hello to Mathew McConaughey if you smoke enough of it. 

Created with CBD-seeking patients in mind, this strain is literally made to give your body relief and help to stimulate your mind, as well as your appetite. Also great for nausea relief, SHK offers a pleasant aroma of cherry and other fruity notes to provide as much elegance as it does support.

Critical Purple


This indica-dominant hybrid features strong, dense nugs of purple and dark-green hues that are glittered with frosty trichomes that look like glistening crystals in the sunlight. Like any exceptional purple, this strain is critically acclaimed and is sure to provide instant pain relief and physical comfort. 

Take a load off with this purple that eliminates your pain and slips you into a sweet, grape dream experience. Excellent for treating fatigue, insomnia, and chronic pain (as previously mentioned), you’ll want to smoke this at night or when you don’t have much on the agenda for the day.

White Widow

This iconic strain has been launching people into the atmosphere for years with its intense euphoric effects and powerful benefits. Along with the intense high, the prized strain is also known for easing depression, stress, pain, anxiety, and insomnia. 

Have the best of both worlds with this potent hybrid that has quite the track record in the cannabis industry. You can tell at first glance that this strain is no joke. One look at White Widow’s strong, frosty nugs that are dense and covered in trichomes and orange pistils is enough to get you excited about lighting up.

Skunk #1

Truly a number one, this strain is an ancestor to other popular strains that have been at the top of the cannabis community’s lists for years. The strains that have been forged from Skunk #1 include Master Kush, OG Skunk, Critical Skunk, and many more. 

As someone suffering from psoriasis, you will benefit from the uplifting and creative spark you will receive from this strain. Dealing with an episode of psoriasis can be frustrating, but luckily this premier Skunk is a strong hybrid that also delivers on physical pain relief and boosts in mood.

Find The Best Psoriasis Relief For You

If you are suffering from psoriasis and looking for a new solution that might offer you more positive results, it won’t hurt to try some of these prized strains that have been providing relief to patients for years. 

When dealing with the itchy, frustrating, and often painful effects of psoriasis, it’s important to try new ways of easing those symptoms and getting the condition under control.

Getting psoriasis to the point where it doesn’t have an overwhelming effect on your day-to-day life is the ultimate goal from those suffering from this condition, and cannabis, specifically herb strong in CBD, might be the solution for you. 

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