CBD is Good for Acne?!

Okay, be honest. We'd all love a magic pill that would magically make our acne disappear. Trust us, we know it becomes stressful to manage. Suffering from the effects of acne, in addition to the fact that you are stressed about your blemishes, feels like it only creates more havoc on the skins surface. Introducing CBD into your skin care routine could be just what the doctor ordered.

Have you ever heard the phrase "You are what you eat“? Well, it's true. Starting new habits in the kitchen can manifest what appears physically. Did you know CBD is consumed orally and well as transdermal? Developing a CBD diet could be as simple as eating a gummy, swallowing a drop from a tincture or consuming chocolate. Eating cleaner by cutting out sugar and any unnecessary artificial flavorings can reduce the amount of sebum being produced onto the skin.

Sebum Production

Sebum is the constituent of acne, as too much of it produces the oily substance on your skin, thus creating an environment that will harbor bacteria. In part due to the sebum increase, this will result in inflammation of the skin, creating redness, acne and infections. This can be balanced with the use of CBD topically applied, whether it be a cleanser, moisturizer, serum or all three!

Scientific Research

Science supports its usefulness in this capacity: research proves that CBD may treat all kinds of skin ailments, including some of the most severe and chronic conditions. A study finding that CBD slows overproduction of skin cells identifies hope for psoriasis patients; according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, ‘chronic inflammation is a consistent problem in the United States, contributing to numerous non-infectious diseases like heart disease and autoimmune disease. Although diet and lifestyle play a significant role in chronic inflammation, CBD oil can encourage improvement.’

Endocannabinoid System

Adding the use of CBD into our daily routine has us glowing already! Drumroll, PLEASE! We all have an endocannabinoid system (research ‘Mothers Breast Milk CBD’). CBD promotes the existing endocannabinoid system by reacting with our CB receptors and triggering a response in our body. “The skin’s cannabinoid receptors, which CBD interacts with, help regulate pain and itching,” says NYC dermatologist Dendy Engelman. That’s a huge deal considering lots of skin issues; from breakouts, and neuropathy to signs of aging, are fueled by inflammation in the first place. Ultimately, the main issue with higher levels of inflammation that manifests is due to the fact that when inflammation has been turned on, it increases the production of damaging free radicals, which we call oxidative stress. When oxidative stress is uncontrolled, damage occurs to our proteins, fat, and even our DNA.

CBD in Everyday Use

Implementing CBD to be a key ingredient in your skin care routine will allow the skin to flourish. Once the skin absorbs the CBD, it will treat the infected area, thus creating a natural defense from the skin to “become healthy”. When sebum is controlled, acne and inflammation will decrease. It’s a power plant that has become most prevalent in the recent months, but there is still a lot of confusion regarding CBD oil’s benefits for skin. And of course that is to no surprise.

We do not give medical advice. We only treat, and do not intend to heal or cure any conditions. Please consult with a specialist if you need any further information.

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