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CBD for acne-prone skin – is there a connection?

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Harbl’s CBD range in managing acne breakouts – a possible alternative to traditional treatments!

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that has gained significant attention in recent years for its potential therapeutic properties, including the treatment of acne. 

Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people around the world and is characterized by the presence of red, inflamed lesions. 

It’s caused by a complex interplay of factors – from genetics to hormonal changes and the overproduction of sebum,an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands. Sebum, along with dead skin cells and bacteria, can clog pores and lead to the development of acne.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million people annually. It’s most commonly found in adolescents, but it can also affect adults. 

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It can further have significant impacts on an individual’s quality of life, including low self-esteem and social isolation. 

What is the possible link between CBD and getting clear, glowing skin?

CBD could be an effective treatment for acne and may prevent or reduce future breakouts. Here’s how:

  1. CBD is believed to have potential as a treatment for acne due to its ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system – a network of receptors found throughout the body that play a role in the regulation of various functions, including inflammation and sebum production.
  2. CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, preventing inflammatory cytokines from activating. Inflammation is a key factor in the development of acne and reducing inflammation may help to reduce the severity of acne breakouts.
  3. CBD regulates and prevents human sebocytes from creating too much sebum.

In a study published by the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, CBD was found to reduce inflammation and the production of sebum in the skin by up to 50% as well as improve the appearance of acne-prone skin by promoting the healing of damaged skin.

  1. CBD additionally has antibacterial properties that may make it effective in the treatment of acne. Acne is often caused by the presence of bacteria on the skin and reducing the population of bacteria may help to reduce the risk of acne breakouts. 

A study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science found that CBD may have antibacterial properties that could make it effective in the treatment of acne.

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Along with a combination of lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy diet and stress management – you can now look no further because Harbl’s CBD range including its Harbl Pure and Harbl Effect and Harbl Relief could help prevent or reduce future breakouts by reducing inflammation and managing pain.


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