CBD and PMS Series 5 of 6: How Does CBD Help with Break Outs?
Getting is common, and topical CBD products can help because they reduce inflammation. Since estrogen plays a part in skin health by stimulating the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen, taking CBD orally to normalize estrogen production will also normalize your skin health.
Topical CBD products are also helpful but through a different mechanism. When hormones are thrown off, a skin oil called sebum can be oversecreted. CBD slows down the production of this oil and is also an antioxidant that helps with wrinkling and skin recovery.
You don’t want to stop the production of sebum; it’s what protects your skin from the outside world. However, when too much of it mixes with dead skin cells and dirt, it clogs pores and causes pimples. CBD is also antimicrobial, and it stops skin cells from overproducing which reduces dead cells that lead to acne.
CBD oil applied topically was shown in a study to keep cytokines related to inflammation from activating. Cytokines are another chemical messenger in our body which may influence the triggering of acne.
For those that are sensitive to benzoyl peroxide or retinol, common ingredients in acne treatment, CBD is worth a shot. If you’re going to incorporate a CBD product into your skincare regimen, it’s recommended you do it twice a day for maximum benefit. While you can use CBD on current breakouts to relieve swelling and inflammation, it takes long-term use to help prevent acne from developing in the first place.