Posted on Feb 16, 2021, 3 p.m.
CBD’s been on the rise in the last few years for a variety of reasons. Some know it only as a cannabinoid found in marijuana and hemp, but others know that it provides various benefits to users. One use that most people may not know about, however, is that CBD also does wonders for your skin. Read on to find out how this trending cannabinoid can help get rid of the annoying skin condition.
What is acne and what causes it?
Acne’s a skin condition that many of you have probably already experienced at some point. It causes the hair follicles in your skin to clog up. This traps both dead skin and oil in the body, causing various unwanted bumps in your skin. These come in the form of pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. Though most people have acne during their teenage years, it can affect people of all ages.
The severity of acne varies from person to person. For most people, acne is harmless - sure, it looks bad on your face, but it doesn’t cause any physical pain. There are certain types of cysts, however, that do cause physical pain to those affected. This type of acne is known as cystic acne, and while not everybody will experience this, those who do won’t enjoy it one bit.
How CBD can help
So, where does CBD come in? Well, if you know your cannabinoids, you may already know that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. These properties are not only useful to cure various diseases, but also help with physical irregularities. This is backed by a study that involved research on CBD’s effects on oil glands.
And CBD isn’t the only factor here. Many CBD products come with other ingredients that complement the anti-inflammatory effects that CBD provides. For example, you can find ingredients such as peppermint or lavender added to various CBD oils. These not only provide flavor and fragrance to the oil but also come with their respective health benefits. They might not be as potent as the CBD itself, but they do help quite a bit when dealing with external skin conditions such as acne.
How to Use
Before you go and rub some cannabis all over your face, you should learn how to properly apply CBD. The best way to get the cannabinoid soaked into your pores isn’t by rubbing the plant - rather, you’ll want to rub the oil that’s made from it instead.
CBD oil can be purchased from dispensaries or from various online stores. But don’t worry - if you can’t find CBD oil products, you can always learn how to make cannabis oil yourself. Homemade CBD oil is just as good as professionally-made CBD oil if done right, so as long as you know what you’re doing, you can have your own potent CBD oil in no time.
All that’s left is to apply the oil to the affected area. Try not to wash the oil away with water or soap for a while. Let the oil seep into your pores and do the magic. Once you’ve felt that the oil has completely left your skin, you can clean up your face.
Can CBD oil be used for all forms of acne?
We’re all familiar with face acne, but did you know that acne can appear on other parts of the body as well? Don’t worry, though - CBD oil works on acne that’s present anywhere in the body, so no matter where you find it, CBD oil can help get rid of it.
But what about more severe forms of acne? Those with cysts that actually hurt? Well, the results vary from person to person. Some will find that even the toughest of acne gets taken care of with CBD, whereas others may not have the same luck. If CBD oil still isn’t working for you, we recommend visiting an expert. It’s still worth giving CBD oil a try if you haven’t yet, though.
CBD for other skin problems
So, we know that CBD (in particular, CBD oil) can help get rid of acne from all over the body. But does it work on other common skin problems, too? Research shows that it just might. A study published in 2005 found that users who applied a cream containing CBD felt less itchy skin.
The reason this works is most likely due to the anti-inflammatory effects present in CBD. The substance is potent both inside and outside the body, and it can calm down irritations in the pores and on the skin itself, too.
CBD’s still a relatively unknown cannabinoid due to a lack of research. But more and more people are beginning to find out just how beneficial the cannabinoid can be, both for internal and external conditions. So if you’re looking for a more natural remedy to acne, give CBD and CBD oil a try.
This article was written by Rebecca Akers, a blogger and health advocate.
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