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CBD Oil for Acne: What You Need to Know

Although you probably remember learning about mitochondria and the Cold War back in high school, there’s one lesson we all wish we learned then: that leaving our teen years behind does not necessarily mean being acne-free.

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While most of us hoped that our breakouts would be the least of our worries after our prom photos were taken and our dorm rooms were moved into, the reality is that it is completely normal (and unfortunately common) for people to get acne well into their twenties and thirties and beyond.

If you still struggle with blackheads and zits, it may be weighing down your self-esteem. Of course, no one should feel embarrassed or insecure about acne, but for many of us, we would still prefer to enjoy clear skin.

You may have tried over-the-counter drugstore products, do-it-yourself face masks from the Internet, or even dermatologist-prescribed medications to treat your acne. If nothing has been successful so far, there is one potential new solution that you might not be aware of – CBD oil.

What Is CBD?

You might not be familiar with CBD and CBD products, and hemp oil. If you are, you might be thinking, “hey that is just marijuana, right?” You may also be thinking: “how will that help me with my skin?”

Yes, cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid derived from hemp. This is all scientific jargon to say that, yes, CBD is made from cannabis—but with a twist.

CBD is not the same as THC, which is the chemical that makes you high when you smoke or consume marijuana. This means that, even if you wanted to get high or buzzed from CBD, it will not happen. It simply does not have the same effect as THC.

However, research shows that there may be a number of medical benefits associated with CBD. Compared to a lot of other products on the market, CBD is just starting to receive the attention from researchers that it deserves, but so far studies are showing CBD can be an effective treatment for anxiety and seizures.

 

CBD and Skin Care

There are lots of reasons why people choose to use CBD and lots of ways that they choose to ingest it. Some people choose liquid tinctures or vapors, while others like to treat themselves with our gummies.

But Is CBD Truly a Reliable Acne Treatment?

Before answering that question, it is important to understand that skin health is one of the many things that are influenced by our endocannabinoid system (to keep the scientific language to a minimum, this is the same bodily system that cannabis products, including CBD and THC, interact with). Our endocannabinoid system is the reason why cannabis products can influence so many aspects of our health, and why people experience such a broad range of results when using them.

So, it makes sense that CBD products can have an effect on the general health of our skin and even treat acne. In fact, CBD is now being used in more and more beauty products. So far, research has suggested that cannabidiol oil can influence our skin health in two distinct ways: reducing inflammation and regulating oil production.

Reducing Inflammation

Inflammation is a leading symptom of acne—it is the reason why, even under a thick layer of foundation, your zit will remain red and obviously visible. By reducing inflammation, you can reduce the appearance of acne and speed the healing process.

So far, research has pointed to CBD has an anti-inflammatory effect, which, in turn, could improve the health of your skin.

Regulating Oil Production

Although inflammation is an all too common symptom of acne, oil production is the actual underlying cause. Sebum, which is produced in the sebaceous glands, is a naturally occurring oil used to lubricate your skin, but when it is over-produced, your pores end up clogged and a break-out erupts. You end up with oily skin and clogged pores through dead skin cells.

Studies are starting to show that CBD can be used to not only manage the unpleasant symptoms of acne but address the root causes as well through regulating the glands that produce sebum. This can help keep your pores clean and reduce acne without drying out your skin.

Other Skin Care Tips

When it comes to dealing with acne, there are a lot of different factors at play. Some people are genetically more likely to break out while others mainly notice acne appear with behavioral changes, such as a poor diet or stressful work life. Likewise, some people will notice acne primarily during puberty, while others will battle with it well into adulthood.

Whether or not you think that CBD is right for you, there are other actions you can incorporate into your lifestyle to prevent acne and heal breakouts, including:

  • Avoid over washing your face: although it may be tempting, washing more than twice a day can be damaging to your skin in the long run
  • If you wear makeup, remember to remove it before going to bed
  • Try to cut greasy, heavily processed foods from your diet
  • Stay hydrated throughout the day
  • Do not forget to moisturize, but choose an oil-free product
  • Avoid touching your face throughout the day
  • Wash your pillowcases often and keep your phone screen clean
  • Talk to a dermatologist if your current routine is not working and your acne is severe

How to Use CBD for Acne

If you are interested in using CBD for acne, you might be wondering the best way to start taking it. You might even be wondering if it is safe and legal.

The good news is that CBD is a safe product that millions of people are already using worldwide—and as it does not contain THC, it is legal in all fifty states.

As mentioned before, more research on CBD is underway than ever before, so far studies have been focusing on it being taken orally or transdermally (directly on the skin) when it comes to acne treatment.  For this reason, it is up to you. You might want to start by taking a tincture or edible product, and see if you notice an improvement.

You can also purchase skin care products that contain CBD or purchase a tincture and create your own home treatments (in the long run, this option might save you money and ensure that you know exactly which products are ending up in your skin care products).

Ultimately, the choice is yours—whether you wish to use it as a face wash or take it orally, the only thing you have to lose is your pesky acne.

This article was originally published by Kim Torres.

CBD Oil Benefits for Skin: What the Beauty Industry Says about It

Sometimes, it can be hard to keep up with cosmetic and skincare trends. Is activated charcoal truly the miracle solution it is marketed as? Will coconut oil change your life? Is a product with seaweed truly worth paying an extra ten bucks for?

If you have been swayed into buying a pricey cosmetic solution that did not deliver the promised results, you may be hesitant to jump onto any more skincare bandwagons.

However, what if there were products on the market backed by actual scientific research?

See, it can be challenging to get an in-depth perspective on how effective your everyday skincare products are. Ultimately, there is minimal demand for scientific research into how soft cocoa butter can make your skin, or which natural extracts can reduce the look of scars and stretch marks.

However, there is one natural product that has been getting more attention the ever from the scientific community: Cannabidiol (CBD). Though hemp oil, cannabis oil, and marijuana, all come from the cannabis plant, pure CBD and CBD products have absolutely no THC and therefore cannot make you high. Instead, it is often used for a wide range of medicinal and wellness purposes. blood pressure, eczema pain relief (including chronic pain), certain types of skin cancer, Dravet syndrome, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease are just a few areas where patients benefit from CBD oil and its derivatives.

Evidence has touted it as a potential treatment for epilepsy and mental illness, but can it help you with your skin? The beauty industry seems to think so, considering CBD is quickly becoming one of the most popular ingredients in both high-end and affordable drugstore-brand products.

CBD and Science

Before you find out what the beauty industry is saying about CBD, it is important to understand what the scientific community is saying about it. Although it is ultimately up to you and your doctor what you consume, and every person will respond differently to CBD, research has suggested there are three main benefits to CBD when it comes to skin care: reducing inflammation, regulating oil production, and helping with stress management.

Inflammation

Inflammation is one of those broad terms that can impact every aspect of your health. When a clogged pore is inflamed, the end result is a nasty, noticeable zit that draws attention in any conversation.

But inflammation is also a key issue when it comes to aging. According to evidence, inflammation is a primary cause of the visible and unpleasant signs of aging, and that CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Oil Production

Acne occurs when our pores get clogged with an oil called sebum. On its own, sebum is a good thing—it keeps our face lubricated and our skin should have a healthy amount. However, people prone to breakouts tend to produce too much sebum, and this leaves clogged pores and unsightly blemishes.

Recent research is suggesting that CBD can actually help the glands that produce sebum to better regulate the oil that we produce, in turn helping prevent oily, acne-ridden skin.

Stress Management

Stress is a lightning rod for acne and signs of aging. During the busiest times in our life, we tend to notice more frequent breakouts and, as time goes on, we tend to display our daily stress through wrinkles and creases in our face.

Although we have many options to handle stress (including behavioral therapy, daily exercise, and cutting out activities, obligations, and people that increase stress) not all of them are easily available. After all, we might believe that quitting our jobs and moving to a tropical island is just what we need to reduce stress, but that is not exactly possible for all of us.

Research is still underway on the full spectrum of benefits that CBD offers, but studies that have been done so far point to it as being a tool to battle stress, anxiety and promote healthy sleep, which, in turn, can leave your skin healthier than ever.

What the Beauty Industry Thinks

The beauty industry has seemed to take the recent research into CBD in great strides, as it is becoming a mega-popular ingredient in both make-up and skin cleansing. The proof is in the pudding: both the popular drugstore brands you use every day and high-end brands used by celebrities and professional make-up artists are using CBD as a core ingredient.

Even Vogue—yes, Vogue—is touting the benefits of CBD. When the world’s most prevalent fashion and beauty magazine is taking CBD seriously, you know that there is a good reason for it.

Overall, if CBD-infused cosmetics and skincare products are something you want to try, you will not struggle to find products within your price range and your area. In coming months and years, we predict that CBD will be a leading beauty trend, and it will be hard to avoid a moisturizing face mask or daily cleanser without it in the ingredients list. However, there is an easier way.

Making Your Own Beauty Products

If the last thing you want is to spend another $30 on a beauty product that will collect dust in your bathroom caddy, there is a solution: simply make your own products.

Creating your own beauty products from scratch might seem daunting at first, but the truth is that high-quality skincare products are already using natural ingredients available at your local supermarket, and DIY recipes can be found scattered across the Internet.

In fact, some of the research cited above has suggested that the benefits of CBD were reaped both when it was applied to the skin and taken orally, meaning simply ingesting CBD every day can lead to an improvement in your skin, no other ingredients needed.

If you are unsure how to filter through the many brands offering CBD-infused products right now, consider starting with the purchase of a tincture. You can take this on your own orally and, if you do not see an improvement, start using it as a face wash or adding it to DIY recipes. At the end of the day, with or without expensive brand name products, your skin will thank you for taking action. From dealing with pain to skincare, CBD products are slowly but surely starting to lead the way.

 

This article first appeared on SundayScaries.

What is in your personal care products?

Come join Kelly Warfield Auman and me for a Safer Beauty Online Workshop this evening on Facebook at 8 pm PT/11 pm ET. We are so excited to share with you all about how you can identify and switch out common toxins in your skincare and beauty routine. This is an online party so pour yourself … Continue reading What is in your personal care products?

Come join Kelly Warfield Auman and me for a Safer Beauty Online Workshop this evening on Facebook at 8 pm PT/11 pm ET. We are so excited to share with you all about how you can identify and switch out common toxins in your skincare and beauty routine. This is an online party so pour yourself a glass of vino 🍷 or a cup of coffee ☕️ and enjoy learning about safer beauty from the comforts of your own couch.

Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/333611357363199/

See you this evening!!

Shaline