CBD for Skin & Acne: It Really Works!

Everyone knows that CBD Oil can provide life-changing relief from chronic pain and anxiety. But did you know that CBD Oil can also help fight acne and other skin conditions?

Acne is the most common skin condition in humans. Most people deal with acne at some point in their lives, be it occasionally or on a daily basis. Acne can be a source of irritation for people of all ages, and new natural ways to fight it are always welcome.

Many factors influence acne, including excess sebum production, hormonal imbalances, and genetics. Other factors, such as diet, stress levels, and prescription medications, may also increase the severity of a person’s symptoms.

There is now clinical evidence to suggest that CBD Oil is beneficial for acne and other inflammatory skin conditions. Our physicians recommend applying Green Valley Nutrition CBD Cream topically to the breakouts directly for natural, effective relief. 

A 2014 study explored the effects of CBD on human sebocytes, which are the cells that create sebum. The researchers found that the CBD prevented these cells from creating too much of the oily sebum. They also revealed that the CBD oil triggered an anti-inflammatory reaction in the cells and prevented inflammatory cytokines from activating. Cytokines may trigger acne, so reducing them is believed to help prevent further breakouts.

Further, a 2016 review of the cannabis plant highlighted its antibacterial and antifungal effects. These effects may help reduce infections from dirt and other pollutants on the skin. In fact, CBD may also help fight against other skin conditions due to its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

 Eczema and psoriasis: The anti-inflammatory compound may help reduce potential triggers of eczema and psoriasis in some people. CBD may also help balance the immune system, which influences these conditions. However, more direct research is necessary.

Sensitive skin: These same benefits may help soothe sensitive skin and reduce the appearance of general irritation. However, people should be cautious about any added ingredients, as these may irritate sensitive skin.

Aging and wrinkles: CBD has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect, which may promote overall skin health and reduce age lines and wrinkles. However, there are many other antioxidants, such as those in vitamin E and fruits, that are more accessible than CBD oil. 

Not all CBD Oil products are created equally. 

UPENN researchers tested 84 different consumer products containing CBD Oil and found that 70% of them were mislabeled or contained less CBD than the label suggested. This serves as another reminder to always ask for the lab test results before purchasing any CBD oil products, regardless of the brand you choose!

You can view all of Green Valley Nutrition CBD's most recent laboratory test certificates by clicking on the "Lab Test Results" tab at the top of the page. 

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