What do the experts have to say about CBD and acne?
Let’s jump into it…
According to The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI), a peer reviewed medical journal, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) plays a role in exerting anti-inflammatory properties and controlling the cutaneous cells life cycle (differentiation) (Oláh,et al., 2014).
JCI stated that acne affects many people worldwide and can even affect the quality of life that one may live dealing with the unwanted side effects of acne, that let's face it, pretty much terrible.
CBD acts on the same receptors that are part of the ECS that controls sebum production, which would be nice if you are like me and overproduce oil. Overproduction of sebum can be great to control wrinkles, but there are some negative side effects… like acne.
JCI stated that CBD was able to stop the overproduction of lipids (Oil), allowing CBD to “normalize lipid production” (Oláh,et al., 2014).
CBD controls the unwanted growth and overproduction of sebocytes (the cells that produce the oil), and let’s face it, sometimes we like to shine, but not literally (Oláh,et al., 2014).
CBD was shown to have anti-inflammatory properties that prevented the production of TNFA, a cytokine that is responsible in the presence of acne (Oláh,et al., 2014).
CBD’s was shown to help with the inflammation that is associated with acne due to CBD’s remarkable anti-inflammatory properties (Oláh,et al., 2014).
CBD was also shown to help control the production of keratinocytes and prevent an overproduction of them, which further display anti-acne properties (Oláh,et al., 2014).
It’s almost like our creator designed this plant to be used by us in almost every way, weird.
*This information is for educational purposes and simply sharing of the information pertained to studies. No medical advice or claims are being made.
Oláh, A., Tóth, B. I., Borbíró, I., Sugawara, K., Szöllõsi, A. G., Czifra, G., Pál, B., Ambrus, L., Kloepper, J., Camera, E., Ludovici, M., Picardo, M., Voets, T., Zouboulis, C. C., Paus, R., & Bíró, T. (2014). Cannabidiol exerts sebostatic and antiinflammatory effects on human sebocytes. The Journal of clinical investigation, 124(9), 3713–3724. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI64628