What causes acne?
Normal, healthy skin requires the production of sebum by the sebaceous glands. This is a naturally occurring oil that keeps your skin soft and moisturized.
However, for those that suffer from acne, the skin produces too much sebum. The excess can then clog the pores creating blackheads or whiteheads that then become the small, inflamed bumps known as pimples.
How can CBD help?
CBD is Anti-inflammatory
One of the ways that cannabidiol can help with acne is with its anti-inflammatory properties. This effect has been demonstrated when this naturally occurring compound was used either orally or topically.
By keeping the inflammation down on both sebaceous glands and clogged pores, CBD can have a soothing and calming effect on the skin for acne suffers.
CBD helps regulate sebostatic function
The second way that CBD helps acne is by performing a regulating role on the complex processes that trigger the sebaceous glands to produce sebum, also known as sebostatic function. CBD has been shown to have a direct effect in moderating the sebaceous glands implicated in acne. By normalizing the amount of sebum produced, CBD is active in addressing the root cause of acne, not just treating the symptoms.
More research is underway
Many anecdotal reports from countless customers have suggested that this may be one natural way to experience some relief from the symptoms of acne, without using harsh and toxic chemicals. Since current conventional medicated topicals for acne come with significant side effects for many users, all-natural CBD creams to reduce acne are gaining in popularity. Of course, if you have severe acne, you should work with a dermatologist to develop the right treatment plan for you.