While there are many ongoing studies in the health benefits of Cannabidiol, the benefits of CBD oil for acne to reduce and prevent skin inflammation is one of the most well documented, and it’s proving its worth in treatments
“Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most studied non-psychotropic phytocannabinoid,” notes a 2014 study published in the Journal of Clinical Evaluation. “It has already been applied in clinical practice without any significant side effects, and numerous ongoing phase II and III trials intend to explore its further therapeutic potential.”
The researchers used cultured human skin to test how CBD oil may help reduce different types of acne. Cannabidiol has the ability to adjust sebum production, an oily substance that blocks the pores leading to bacterial infection, commonly known as acne. CBD oil for acne was shown not only to moderate the production of sebum but also to fight inflammation in the skin.
“Taken together, these results strongly suggest that CBD’s universal sebostatic (acting on the sebaceous glands that create sebum) action is accompanied by substantial anti-inflammatory effects, which would be very much desired in the clinical treatment of acne vulgaris,” the study states.
This anti-inflammatory property is particularly important when treating inflammation in skin cells since it triggers acne. The researchers found that CBD skincare products reduced the inflammatory signs from the immune system, decreasing the chances of future breakouts.
On a further note, a 2016 review of the cannabis plant noted the antibacterial and antifungal properties of CBD and CBG, which could potentially reduce other skin infections. Taking oral Cannabidiol, like CBD oil or CBD capsules, may also help with acne in some cases. However, most of the exhaustive studies regarding CBD oil for acne treatments have used topical applications.
To help your skincare routine Vesl has created a CBD natural skincare line, including CBD daytime moisturizer, overnight cream, and CBD serum. Our CBD face mask with activated charcoal may also help with those random pimples!
This information is provided as educational material only. If you suffer from severe acne consult with your doctor