If you haven’t heard of CBD, it’s time to emerge from under your rock and join in on the craze. Well-known for its healing properties, CBD has become the non-psychoactive drug of choice for helping with anxiety, joint pain, sleep, and, now, even skincare!
Want to learn more about what CBD is and how it can help improve your complexion and treat acne? Read on, skincare enthusiasts!
To ensure that we’re all on the same page, let’s first chat about what CBD is exactly.
Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a chemical compound that is derived from the marijuana plant. Never fear, though, if the mention of marijuana has you thinking CBD is going to get you high or in trouble with the law, think again.
There are two components found in marijuana: THC and CBD. If we extract just the CBD from the plant, we get all the benefits, but without the hallucinogenic effects.
Okay, but what does that have to do with skincare?
Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat: We all have different skin, and we all react differently to different products and treatments. CBD isnot a miracle cure for acne.
Having said that, there is quite a bit of evidence out there to support the claim that CBD can help treat acne.
Well, if you’re familiar with how acne forms, you know that one main cause for acne happens when there is excess sebum production. Sebum is an oily substance that our skin naturally produces; however, in some people, sebum production is heightened because of things like genetics, hormones, and even diet. This excess sebum then mixes with dirt and other oil, clogging pores, and resulting in acne.
Here’s where CBD comes into play…
Studies have shown that CBD can help minimize sebum production significantly, which is key when you’re trying to prevent acne.
In addition, CBD is known to have both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Again, if you know anything about acne, you know bacteria and inflamed skin are two key players in the formation of acne. CBD prevents this by killing the bacteria and soothing the inflamed skin.
With the popularity of CBD growing, you’ll find that many skincare brands are releasing products that contain CBD; however, we recommend being cautious about which brands you choose to support. It’s important to get high quality CBD products and not just use companies that are trying to profit off the growing popularity of CBD. Do your research and buy from brands that use high-quality, effective ingredients.
If you’re interested in Jolicoeur coming out with a CBD skincare product, leave us a comment down below letting us know. It’s always our aim to bring you the highest-quality skincare that we know you’ve come to associate with our brand.
In addition, you can also make your own CBD products by mixing CBD with a carrier oil that works with your skin, like argan oil, coconut oil, or olive oil. When possible, we would suggest argan oil that you can apply topically for the best results.
At the end of the day, as mentioned, we can’t guarantee the effectiveness of CBD for acne. At this time there’s a lot of hype around the product, and unfortunately, this sometimes results in misleading testimonials and results.
That being said, if you're not interested in CBD or you’re not convinced of its effectiveness, we highly recommend checking out ourtop acne fighting tips, and, if you’re ready, trying out ourUnicorn Acne Clarifying Mist. You can read all about theeffectiveness of the ingredients used in Unicorn Mist here.
Regardless of what treatment you choose to use, we hope you now have a better understanding of how CBD works in the treatment of acne, so you can make an informed decision about how to manage your acne.
Cheers to clear skin!