What is Acne?

Acne is a typical skin condition that millions of Americans experience every year; it develops from sweat, oil, and dead skin cells that accumulate in skin pores and follicles. Acne usually appears on the surface of the skin as blackheads, pimples, or red, sensitive blotches.

Skin pores that are susceptible to acne shed dead skin cells up to five times a day in comparison to healthy skin pores that usually shed once per day; this excessive and rapid collection of dead skin cells substantially contributes to the development of acne.

Teenagers and young adults are commonly the most affected by acne with the former comprising about 20% of all cases; symptoms usually begin between 10 and 13 years of age and can become worse for those with oily skin [98]. Treatments for acne can include either over-the-counter or medicinal creams and cleansers for small outbreaks or prescribed antibiotics for more harsh conditions.

Sources:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/symptoms-causes/syc-20368047
https://www.elementsacneclinic.com/what-is-acne
https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/understanding-acne-basics#1

Why use CBD for Acne?

Through scientific examinations of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), researchers found the ECS capable of managing numerous skin functions such as growth, pigment, absorption, immunity, and maintenance. The research indicated that endocannabinoids play a role in apoptosis, hormone development, and compatibility of cells located in appendages and the skin.

In particular, sebaceous glands contain cannabinoid receptors and can become influenced by the ECS in regulating the secretion of oil; cannabinoids were also behaving as therapeutic factors for acne by mitigating the production of lipids in the skin cells.


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Scientists observed CBD oil reinforcing endocannabinoid activity that resulted in better cell development, resilience, conservation, and skin variety; conversely, a deficient amount of endocannabinoids contributes to the manifestation of skin diseases and infections according to published reports

Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2757311/
https://news.medicalmarijuanainc.com/cannabis-beneficial-acne/

What types of CBD products help?
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Tinctures
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Capsules