CBD plays a number of roles in skincare. It is rich in antioxidants and as a fat-soluble extract, it helps the skin retain moisture compared to water-based products. Acne, eczema and psoriasis are the three main skin conditions associated with CBD.
CBD for acne
Diet, stress, medication and hormones are just some of the lifestyle factors thought to contribute to acne, the most common skin condition in the world. Many find taking CBD Oil Drops on a regular basis can help to manage the root causes of skin breakouts.
Others choose to apply a CBD-infused face cream like our Re:fresh Face Cream. In 2014, research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation outlined how and why CBD applied onto the face topically could be very effective in treating acne clinically, as it not only regulates the production of oil by the skin, but also reduces inflammation.
“These results strongly suggest that CBD’s universal sebostatic action is accompanied by substantial anti-inflammatory effects, which would be very much desired in the clinical treatment of acne vulgaris.”
What about other skin concerns like eczema & psoriasis?
The National Library of Medicine, an American scientific journal, published a study in 2019 which explored the effects of CBD-enriched ointments on inflammatory skin diseases.
Based on skin evaluations, clinical questionnaires and before and after photos, the results showed that topical treatment with CBD-enriched ointment significantly improved the skin parameters and symptoms. Participants in this study reported no irritant or allergic reactions and the research group ultimately concluded that CBD is a safe, non-invasive alternative for those with inflammatory skin concerns.
“The topical administration of CBD ointment is a safe and effective non-invasive alternative to improve the quality of life in patients with some skin disorders, especially on inflammatory background.”