CBD Oil: An Effective Cure for Acne?

CBD Oil: An Effective Cure for Acne?
By Kali Kushner



Most of us are really hesitant when it comes to using products that we are not familiar with and this is totally understandable. While some have the audacity to try new things out, whether be it an activity, food or a product, some people still have that tiny feeling of uncertainty especially if that certain product has a negative connotation to it, which is what we currently have for the CBD Oil. 




Cannabinoid oil, otherwise known as CBD oil, is one of the hottest trends when it comes to healing acne scars naturally. This oil has also claimed to heal depression, anxiety, inflammation and cure your acne problems. Sometimes, we do become skeptical when we hear about a product claiming to cure or help with acne so we try it out of curiosity as well. In this article, we will get into the bottom of CBD oil, what it really is, how CBD Oil works for acne and its uses.


Using CBD Oil for acne or other purposes may have both positive and negative effects on the human body.


Cannabinoid is one of many compounds, most especially found in the cannabis plant. While it’s true that CBD oil is extracted from a hemp or marijuana plant, it still doesn’t contain any psychoactive properties or anything that affects the mind so there shouldn’t be anything to worry about. This oil contains higher levels of CBD and low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), with it being the only chemical in marijuana causing the psychedelic effects, giving you a high feeling when smoked or consumed.


In a marijuana plant, the CBD levels are lower than that of the THC levels while in the hemp plant, CBD levels are much higher and THC levels are lower. Same goes with the cannabinoid as CBD levels are said to be the highest whereas the THC levels are low or non-existent. Hence, cannabinoid oil is something that is not addictive as it does not contain THC compound and does not make you feel stoned.




One question always remains: Can CBD oil really help with acne? Evidence suggests that CBD oil may help in treating acne conditions and various types of this skin condition as it has the ability to adjust how the human body creates sebum and it also has anti-inflammatory properties. The CBD oil for acne is said to trigger an anti-inflammatory reaction in cells and prevent inflammatory cytokines from activating. Cytokines are substances (e.g. interferon, interleukin) that are secreted by certain cells of the immune system which usually have an effect on other cells and reducing these substances may help prevent further breakouts. The cannabis plant highlights the antibacterial and antifungal effects which may also help in reducing infections from dirt and pollutants on the skin.



The CBD actually comes from the cannabis plant and people refer to them as either hemp or marijuana, depending on their level of tetrahydrocannabinol. The cannabidiol has been recently discovered in media where it may be seen as an add-in booster to your post work out smoothie or morning coffee. This plant is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). It is an essential component of medical marijuana, derived directly from a hemp plant.




As mentioned above, the cannabinoid or cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD Oil, is said to be good for acne. It claims to treat various different diseases and it can also be considered a cure for all. The cannabinoid or cannabidiol oil treats these diseases: Anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Appetite, Migraines, Insomnia, Glaucoma, Muscle Spasms, Stress, Cancer, Inflammation, Chronic Pain, Sleep Disorders, Epilepsy and Acne or other skin conditions.







We all know that acne is a common skin condition affecting more than 9% of the population. CBD oil has been said to be extremely effective in treating acne due to its inflammatory properties and ability to reduce sebum production as well as decreasing stress.


- Regulates Oil Production: The CBD oil, when either ingested orally or applied topically, helps in regulating oil production by calming down the sebaceous glands and inhibiting overall sebum production.


- Tames Inflammation: CBD oil helps in reducing acne through its inflammatory effects. Acne, as we know it, is an inflammatory disease in which the pore become red, irritated and inflamed. Some people find relief with the CBD oil when it comes to systemic inflammation, specifically those serious joint disorders and continuous muscle pain. There are cases when people reported to recover completely from their chronic inflammation when using this oil regularly.


Cannabinoid or cannabidiol helps to naturally reduce any inflammation which comes along with acne.


- Reduces Stress: The CBD oil also has the ability to reduce anxiety, depression and stress with its anti-stress properties. It also lowers the heart rate and allows any stressed individuals to relax. There’s one published study that shows the therapeutic benefits of CBD oil on the health of humans, preventing any development of chronic unpredictable stress.


The cannabinoid oil tackles acne in different approaches, which is exactly what every individual suffering from acne needs when chronic adult acne seems impossible to heal through topical creams and medication alone.




While CBD oil has benefits in treating acne and other health concerns, using this as a treatment may also pose some risks on our overall health. Its side effects include: anxiety (same as with benefits), appetite and mood changes, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea and vomiting.


A particular concern would be that CBD oil usage may also lead to increased levels of liver enzymes (an indicator of liver damage or inflammation) was also raised.




Also known as Vitamin C Serum, the Banish Oil is formulated with all natural ingredients that help with the most common skin concerns that we can think of. This serum is made with the most potent form of Vitamin C which is the L-ascorbic acid, proven to improve skin tone and texture and it is also said to hydrate dry skin. Just like the CBD oil, this product can also help with your skin concerns like acne, acne scars and what have you. Think your skin is more of the oily type? Then you may opt for its counterpart which is the Vitamin C Crème


The Banish Oil is great for making your skin tone even and reduces looks of hyperpigmentation as well as dark spots. The skin will appear smoother and firmer after using this product and it also gives the skin the feeling of being hydrated. Aside from that, it is also said to have good benefits for those who have fine lines and wrinkles so the Banish Oil can also be used for your daily skin care maintenance. 




*Apply at least 2-4 drops of the Banish Oil daily then pat onto your dry skin. This can be applied after using the Banisher at night. 


Have you already tried any of these products? What experiences did you encounter when trying CBD Oil as treatment? Which of these oils worked better for your skin: CBD Oil or The Banish Oil? Let us know via the comments below. 

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