Anti-inflammatory: CBD helps soothe inflammation caused by acne, noticeably reducing overall redness and making breakouts appear smaller and less painful. Clinical studies have confirmed that CBD has anti-inflammatory effects because CBD reduces the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, inhibits T cell proliferation, induces T cell apoptosis, and reduces migration and adhesion of immune cells.
Controls oil production: CBD receptors in skin can treat acne by suppressing sebocytes’ proliferation. Sebocytes (the cells which make up the sebaceous gland, responsible for secreting the oil/sebum that keeps skin smooth and supple) absorbs CBD via hair follicles. This effect means that CBD can help moderate oil production, increasing or decreasing it as needed which is useful for a wide variety of skin ailments, especially acne.
Antioxidant: CBD is packed with potent antioxidants that help protect skin from free radicals resulting from environmental damage and improve texture and tone. Rather than act as a spot treatment, CBD may help manage the overall issues that contribute to acne formation. Because it works as both an anti-inflammatory and can decrease oil production, and also provides antioxidant protection, CBD has the ability to multitask as an acne product.