Acne is a widespread skin problem, especially among adolescents during puberty, but even adults can be affected by it! Although the issue is not dangerous to us, it can put a lot of stress on those suffering with acne in social circumstances, and even affect self-esteem. Recent research shows that CBD can be a powerful tool in the fight against acne, which is a great tick on the list of pros for CBD Skincare Products Online Australia! But what exactly does science say about this?
What Is Acne?
Acne is one of the world’s most widespread skin diseases, which affects many people in Australia. It predominantly occurs during puberty and, in rare cases, it can extend beyond puberty. Not always, but it does happen, and no one likes it at any age! How it appears differs from person to person, but in most cases acne shows up as pimples, pustules, and blackheads on the face. Less often, it can occur on the back and around cleavage, but those generally aren’t seen so people aren’t as concerned about those ones!
The most common type is acne vulgaris, common acne. Depending on the severity, it is divided into three different levels, ranging from pimples and blackheads on the face as the lightest level to inflamed lumps that leave scars in the most severe level, and those are definitely something you should see you doctor about!
Acne is a hormonal disease that in most cases stops by the end of puberty for most of us. The cause of acne lies in the sex hormones, the so-called androgens. These androgens are mainly produced by men, but also produced by women, especially during puberty. They stimulate the skin’s sebum production. Sebum is an oily, waxy substance produced by your body’s sebaceous glands. It coats, moisturizes, and protects your skin.
It’s also the main ingredient in what you might think of as your body’s natural oils. The sebum is released through the pores. Due to the hormonal changes during puberty, more of this material is produced, which clogs the pore ducts. The sebum that escapes attracts bacteria, inflammation occurs, and badda-bing badda-boom, unfortunately, you have acne!
However, acne is not only triggered by hormonal fluctuations during puberty, but also, for example, increased stress and psychological stress, or numerous drugs such as psychotropic drugs or antibiotics. An improper diet can also lead to increased sebum production and, in severe cases, acne. So, generally, healthier people may have us less acne issues, but that’s not a hard and fast rule, and it’s a problem for anyone it effects.
How Does CBD Help with Acne?
Acne is often a very uncomfortable problem for those affected. The illness is often accompanied by self-confidence issues, which can stop people leaving their houses due to embarrassment. In particularly severe cases, it can cause depression, which we want to avoid at all costs! There are, depending on the degree of severity, an almost innumerable number of treatment options, but in quite a few cases they hardly bring the benefit they hope for.
Studies from Hungary show that CBD Skincare Products Online in Australia may also be used to treat acne. Scientists found that endocannabinoid receptors that interact with CBD are also present in the sebum glands and hair follicles, and CBD inhibits the breakdown of the body’s own endocannabinoid anandamide. This in turn inhibits the increased sebum production of the sebum glands, which then helps prevent bacteria coming and all the skin issues appearing!
But, not only the causes of acne itself can be treated with CBD Skincare Products Online Australia. Since the sebum ducts clog and cause the acne and the affected regions to become inflamed, CBD counteracts this. CBD has an anti-inflammatory effect and thus has the ability to successfully treat the external consequences of acne. There is less inflammation, and the complexion becomes clear once again.
Even better? CBD has been shown to have antibacterial properties! Incredible, we know!!
Further Positive Effects of CBD for the Skin
Continuing on to that last point to the reduced production effect of sebum and the anti-inflammatory effect, CBD has many other promising effects on the skin and the complexion, which we’ve written about in depth before in regards to its potential for skincare. It soothes irritated, reddened skin and regulates oily and greasy skin. Due to the reduced sebum production, there are fewer skin blemishes such as pimples, and blackheads. In addition, the pH of the skin becomes a lot better too.
Since CBD is a natural product and has virtually no known side effects for topical treatment, it also helps to improve and beautify the complexion, with or without any acne!
There’s a lot of skincare products and oils out there, and a lot of them barely do as advertised. And, while there may not be 100% conclusive evidence that CBD does either, there are tests that have told us how good it may be for the skin, and the benefits it may have for people like you and I.
So, consider looking at our skin care products, and anything else CBD related which may help you with many other ailments, and maybe you’ll understand why so many people are giving it a shot, and loving every second of it.
As always, though, be sure to check with your health professional before trying any new supplements or treatments. And, be sure to make sure what you’re getting is independently lab tests for potency and purity, with certificates of analysis, like we have here.