Cannabis and CBD Oil


CBD (Cannabidiol) belongs to a large group of plant-based chemicals (phytochemicals) present from the cannabis plant. In the cannabis plant CBD is typically the second most abundant compound by concentration after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is highly psychoactive. The therapeutic activities of CBD have been utilised for a wide range of disease conditions including those affecting the skin, immune and musculoskeletal system.

Since CBD has been successfully incorporated into beauty products plenty of people wonder if the compound can be used in the treatment of acne hence the question; can CBD oil reduce acne? In this article, we will try to give you the best answer we could find based on research data, personal experience, and client testimonials.

What is acne?

Acne can be described as a chronic skin inflammation which produces spots and pimples, usually on the face, upper arms, chest, neck, back, and shoulders. The expression of acne may involve the active participation of the oil glands at the base of the hair.

How can CBD reduce Acne?

There seems to be a strong indication that CBD can elicit a positive effect on the expression of acne in individuals when taken orally for some time. The oral administration of CBD can help in the reduction of acne in the following ways;

1.Improved skin health

The use of CBD oil has been identified to adjust the method and rate at which the body produces sebum. This is a waxy and oily substance produced by the skin, and it plays an active role in the expression of acne in all ages. Data gathered from a 2014 study revealed that CBD oil could reduce the rate at which the body produces sebum.

2.Reduction in chronic inflammation:

The anti-inflammatory activities of CBD come in handy in checking the production of sebocytes and limiting other local reactions giving rise to acne. It can also boost the activity of the immune system in fighting against microbial invasion.

3.Triggering Hormonal balance

Hormonal imbalance has been identified as one of the major causes of acne in the body. The use of CBD and its interaction with ECS receptors can help regulate the production of hormones thus triggering hormonal balance in all ages.

4.Reduction in the expression of stress, anxiety, and depression

CBD can also trigger the release of feel-good hormones which plays active roles in relaxation, sleep, stress reduction and the limiting the expression of anxiety and depression.

5.Antimicrobial activities

CBD can limit the growth and spread of bacterial and fungal cells in the body thus reducing the levels of infection from dirt and other pollutants.

The use of CBD does not produce adverse side effects and can be utilised for a wide range of disease conditions. It is safe and highly affordable.

Dr Ron Goedeke, specialises in alternative and functional medicine. He is a foundation member of the New Zealand college of Appearance medicine and has been a member of the American Academy of Anti-aging medicine since 1999. With over 20 years of experience in the anti-aging field, Dr Ron Goedeke is recognized as one of New Zealand’s leaders in this new and growing field of medicine.

Ron Goedeke

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