Most people think that acne just occurs during puberty when our hormonal output is elevated, but sometimes, it lasts long after that. Regardless of when, or if, acne diminishes, it is something that nearly everyone will struggle with at some point in their life. There have been studies showing how beneficial cannabinoids, and cannabidiol (CBD) can be for acne.
This study from 2010 explains some of the reasons why CBD might be beneficial as a natural alternative to the pharmaceuticals so many teens are taking to help control their acne. Acne involves the overproduction of sebum, a lipid (oily substance) excreted by the sebaceous glands to create waterproofing of the skin. The study states that CBD is:
"very efficient —actually, in our model system, it was much more efficient than the Vitamin A derivatives like Accutane. Of further importance, CBD was universally inhibitive of lipid synthesis. It was able to inhibit not only the actions of endocannabinoids but also the effects of other inflammatory mediators such as steroid hormones that stimulate fat production in these cells. “Another important result: we found that low concentrations of CBD were very effective in inhibiting lipid synthesis but did not affect the viability of cells. This was also in contrast to the effects of Vitamin A derivatives which inhibit the fat production of sebocytes by killing them.”
The study then goes on to explain that in the right concentration, CBD does not only inhibit the bad cells, but leaves the good cells alone. The article continues by asking this question:
Why bother those guys that are okay? It would create dry skin. Dry skin and itching —that’s also impairment of quality of life. At the right concentration you get only the cells that are pathologically increased.
Here at That’s Natural, our cannabidiol (CBD) rich oil is a full spectrum oil. This means that it contains not just CBD but other helpful cannabinoids and terpenes. These cannabinoids and terpenes work together with our endocannabinoid system, which all humans have, and may relieve many of the symptoms that occur from certain issues in a natural way. Being in business for over 10 years, That’s Natural believes in providing pure, potent, and trusted products. That’s why we provide 100% traceability of where our hemp comes from! For more questions regarding our CBD products, please visit our Questions and Answers page.