CBD OIL for ACNE
CBD OIL FOR ACNE
CBD oil is seeping into virtually every beauty product category nowadays—even in deodorant and toothpaste. With its anti-stress, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory claims, it’s no wonder this so-called “wonder ingredient” is pushing its way into our self-care routines.1 Even more, according to the latest studies, CBD oil may be exactly what your breakout-prone, irritated skin needs to get back into shape.
Although there’s still a great deal of required research ahead to determine how best to use CBD to treat acne, we talked to a panel of experts, including cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson of BeautyStat, Michele Green, board-certified dermatologist, Kenneth Howe of Wexler Dermatology, and Rachel Nazarian of the Schweiger Dermatology Group to get the facts as well as the potential of using CBD oil for acne.
TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, sebum-regulating.
MAIN BENEFITS: Reduces inflammation, healing and calming, regulates oil production, neutralizes free radicals.3
WHO SHOULD USE IT: It is recommended for those looking to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne lesions at home. It’s also great for sensitive or those allergic to typical anti-acne ingredients, such as benzoyl peroxide or retinol.
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: Products containing CBD oil can be used twice per day as part of your usual anti-acne skincare routine.
WORKS WELL WITH: Ingredients designed to calm skin and decrease inflammation, including arnica, hyaluronic acid and ceramides.
DON'T USE WITH: Ingredients that can counteract the anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD, such as alcohol. Also, be aware that CBD is still an unregulated ingredient, and ongoing research is still exploring CBD's pathways and other ingredients it may or may not work well with.