Can CBD Help Treat Acne?

Skin problems, we all have had them right? Unfortunately, they make us turn to tonics and chemical cocktails so we can try to get rid of our blackheads, whiteheads, or a spot. These synthetic solutions more often than not are not the answer, but does CBD hold the answers we are looking for? 

Cannabidiol (CBD)  is a compound from the cannabis plant best known for its anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, and antiseizure effects. Unlike THC, cannabidiol does not invoke a psychotropic effect and as such, those who dislike the euphoric ‘high’ feeling typically associated with cannabis will be glad to know it does not exist with CBD oil, regardless of the quantity taken.

There are numerous ways to get CBD that can help with anti-aging, excess bacteria, or general acne. All methods will result in this compound interacting with receptors in your body to give you the end result, but when it comes to acne, in particular, topicals are the preferred choice to treat skin acne.CBD oil was shown to possess remarkable antibacterial effects by eliminating the bacteria that surround the site of infection. CBD oil anti-inflammatory effects prevented “pro-acne” agents from elevating pro-inflammatory cytokine levels.

In fact, the research showed that CBD oil even changes our DNA. This incredible compound was shown to upregulate the expression of 72 genes among which multiple potential “anti-acne” genes were identified.

There is a huge range of creams, balms, and salves available containing different strengths of CBD. Our Super Serum from Hora is a combination of natural super ingredients including plant-based marine collagen from algae to firm the skin, rosehip oil to reduce dark spots and scarring, argan oil for a dose of antioxidants, and vitamin E to balance sebum levels in the skin. At the top of our list of favorite ingredients is high-functioning CBD isolate with natural anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties that react with the body's existing cannabinoid receptors to heal and repair skin. Apply a small amount to a clean, dry face morning & night. It also can be applied to wet hair for a soft & silky finish, double the fun!