CBD for Acne
Better Nutrition|October 2019
CBD for Acne
This common condition can be emotionally debilitating, but CBD holds promise for treating acne and helping to reduce acne scars
By Vera Tweed

Most prevalent among teenagers, acne is most often caused by hormonal changes, notably increases in androgen hormones during puberty. But it can also strike later in life as a result of hormonal shifts, as a side effect of some medications, or for other less-understood reasons.

CBD is unlike medications, which generally address one specific contributing factor. Antibiotics, for example, target bacteria. Instead, CBD seems to modulate and help restore balance, providing a multifaceted therapy for acne triggers and contributors.

What Causes Acne?

Most of the pores in your skin contain hair follicles, with the palms of the hands and soles of the feet being the main exceptions. Your pores also contain glands that produce a specific type of oil: sebum. It’s essential for lubricating the skin, but when the process malfunctions, acne can be the result.

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October 2019