Benefits of CBD Oil for Acne Treatment

If you find acne frustrating, you’re not alone. It’s the most common skin condition in the US, according to the Academy of Dermatology. It affects 85% of people between 12 and 24 - and many adults who thought they would outgrow it continue to experience periodic breakouts or even more chronic acne. No wonder that there are so many treatment options. While you may be familiar with some common over the counter acne treatment ingredients, research shows how CBD skincare can help alleviate both the amount and severity of acne.

Keeping skin clean and free of bacteria are important to help clear skin. Avoiding excess oil that can clog pores is also part of basic skin-clearing good practice. As you’ll see below, that’s one of the ways CBD skincare can help.

Benefits of CBD Skincare for Acne

  • CBD is anti-inflammatory: One of the main reasons CBD skincare has become so popular is its ability to to reduce inflammation. That’s especially critical for acne treatment. CBD helps soothe irritation, reduce redness and alleviate the pain of acne lesions.
  • CBD is “sebostatic” and helps control oil production: Overproduction of sebum leads to acne, but CBD helps regulate sebum production in the skin.
  • CBD acts as an antioxidant: By protecting skin from free radicals, CBD oil helps improve skin texture and tone. Some people find it helps reduce acne scars over time.
  • CBD is gentle on skin: Unlike other acne fighting ingredients such as retinol or benzoyl peroxide, CBD is sufficiently gentle for almost all skin types. 

Natural Skincare Ingredients that Play Well with CBD

CBD works well with other ingredients that calm skin and reduce inflammation such as hyaluronic acid and arnica.  

How to Incorporate CBD into Your Acne Fighting Routine

With the growing popularity of CBD as a skincare ingredient, it’s easy to also find products to help fight acne.  But when shopping for any CBD product, look to be sure it’s high quality. We recommend only US sourced hemp CBD and other natural and organic ingredients. Hälsa Botanicals offers all of that plus vegan and non-GMO ingredients.

Many of the key properties of CBD are helpful for skin protection in general. After all, inflammation is at the core of so many skin issues. And because CBD works well with other natural skincare ingredients that calm skin and reduce inflammation, you can tap into the benefits of multiple ingredients at once by using CBD skincare.

Hälsa Botanicals So Sensitive CBD Facial Oil is our go-to recommendation for anyone fighting acne. It’s based on a Swedish skincare formula for sensitive skin and includes four gentle organic plant oils: apricot kernel oil, rosehip oil, marula seed oil and sunflower seed oil, as well as 1000 mg of broad spectrum hemp CBD. It’s packaged in a roller ball so you can use it as a spot treatment for acne, dry or dark spots. For sensitive or dry skin, you can use it all over your face.

Apricot kernel oil has antibacterial, antiseptic and antioxidant benefits, making it a great complement to CBD for acne treatment. Rosehip oil is also anti-inflammatory and contains antioxidants like Vitamin C, so it’s a perfect companion for CBD. Marula and sunflower seed oils also contain antioxidants, and other benefits for hydration and anti-aging.

A weekly facial masque is a great way to deep clean and nourish skin, so why not incorporate CBD into that routine as well? Hälsa Botanicals Breathe CBD Arctic Kelp Facial Masque is a treat for your skin in several ways. With 250 mg broad spectrum hemp CBD, plus arctic algae, shea butter, squalane, eucalyptus oil, chamomile, spearmint and chamomile, it’s a powerhouse of nutrient rich ingredients to pull the toxins from your skin, fight inflammation and soothe your skin.    

Eucalyptus and peppermint are especially helpful for treating acne, providing antimicrobial and antibacterial benefits. Peppermint also helps reduce clogged pores. Chamomile also provides both antibacterial benefits, is a natural astringent and also helps calm skin and reduce redness. Shea butter also helps reduce inflammation and redness while squalane moisturizes without clogging pores.