Does CBD oil help acne?
CBD or Cannabidiol, is derived directly from the hemp plant (a cousin of marijuana). It is known for its many health benefits for the mind and body, but can it actually help with acne?
Acne is a very common skin condition and can affect all ages and can cause red, irritating skin. For many acne goes away after a certain period of time, but for some it is a constant pain that never seems to go away.
Acne is caused when tiny holes in the skin become blocked with oil, dead skin or bacteria. Acne can be found anywhere on the body, but is most commonly found on the face, back, neck, and chest.
Some people have been turning to CBD to help treat acne by applying it directly to their skin or by using various CBD supplements.
So can CBD oil help treat acne?
CBD oil interacts naturally with our body's endocannabinoid system (ECS) which are molecules naturally found in our body.
CBD interacts with the body's ECS and has anti inflammatory properties which is why it could be effective for treating acne naturally. It triggers an anti-inflammatory reaction in the cells and prevents inflammatory cytokines from activating. Cytokines may trigger acne, so reducing them may help prevent further breakouts. (ref: Medical News Today)
CBD oil can also help adjust how the body creates sebum, which is the waxy, oily substance that the skin makes.
The skin produces sebum to help protect our skin from the outside world. However, pores can become clogged when sebum mixes with dead skin cells, dirt or other pollutants, which leads to acne.
Acne can also be triggered by other means such as having a hormonal imbalance, stress, poor diet and some medications.
How to use CBD oil for acne:
There are many different CBD treatments and products on the market but the most popular method would be to use a pure CBD oil and mixing it into a skin friendly carrier oil such as olive oil, shea butter, cocoa butter or even coconut oil.
A great oil to use would be elitemii 1000mg CBD oil. It is an all natural, vegan and organic CBD oil which is the perfect oil to use for your skin as it does not contain any harsh ingredients that will irritate your skin.
Simply mix into your chosen carrier oil and apply directly into the skin until it is absorbed.
You can also choose to take an oral supplement such as CBD capsules, as this is also a very convenient way to get CBD into the body as it will produce its anti inflammatory properties. Although taking an oral supplement may be effective, studies suggest applying CBD directly to the skin may be more effective.
If you are looking for a more convenient solution, then perhaps something like a CBD skin and body oil will benefit you. It already contains beneficial skin ingredients such as sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut, Jojoba and vitamin E oil.
It is also vital to ensure when you are choosing a CBD oil that the oil has been third party lab tested (like ours) and is of the highest quality. When buying from elitemii you can rest assured that what is on the label is in the bottle. When buying a CBD oil for your skin you want to be safe in the knowledge that it is not contaminated by any other ingredients or chemicals that may damage or harm your skin. Which is why we have made sure our CBD oil is rigorously tested for your safety.
If you are thinking of using CBD as a treatment for your skin, we do recommend that you see a skin specialist first.