3 Natural Remedies and CBD For Forehead Acne

3 natural CBD remedies you can use on forehead acne

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Bacteria then grows inside and creates swollen bumps. These bumps are pimples or acne. Some factors increase oil production and make you more likely to get acne, including hormones, stress, and certain medicines.

What Causes Forehead Acne?

Forehead acne often looks like solid red bumps which are called papules. You may also see bumps with a collection of pus at the top which are called pustules. Avoid picking at your acne to avoid scarring which is much harder to get rid of than a pimple. No matter how acne forms, the cause of acne is always the same. Sebum which is a natural oil lubricates and protects your skin.

Many people begin to get acne during puberty. As our hormone levels surge, this is an increase in oil production which leads to pimples. Your hair may also cause you to form forehead acne. Pomade acne is another common reason for acne breakouts. Hair products often contain ingredients like cocoa butter or coconut oil which leave your skin oily.

Another cause is irritation from clothing or the chemicals in your make up, particularly if you have sensitive skin. You may break out after you use a new makeup brand or wear a hat or headband that irritates your skin. If you touch your face a lot, this can also lead to acne. Your fingers leave oil and bacteria on your skin and in your pores.

Treating Forehead Acne

The first response to pimples should be improving skin care. You should wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil. Do not pop your pimples. This can lead to dirt getting into the wound and causing an infection and can lead to permanent scarring. If your hair is dirty and you haven’t had the opportunity to wash it, tie it back out of your face for opting for using some dry shampoo as it can get rid of excess oil on your hair.

You should use makeup, cleansers, and face products labeled “non-comedogenic.” This means they will not cause acne. Do not use products that irritate the skin, such as cleansers that contain alcohol. If this doesn’t work you can revert to an over the counter acne cream which contains ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. However, if you’d like to naturally treat your acne there a few natural remedies that might do the trick.


CBD Oil is a relatively new treatment option for acne. CBD, a cannabinoid from the cannabis plant, has for the past couple of years proved effective in treating acne. This is because our skin has the same cannabinoid receptors, impacted by the chemical compound in cannabis. As a result, the CBD provides a soothing medicinal effect.

CBD hydrates the skin and soothes the irritated areas (most notably areas affected by pain, itch, and inflammation). This makes it’s particularly useful for acne treatment. Another mechanism of acne is inflammation as a response to the bacteria that accumulates in the sebum-filled pore.

CBD is a known effective anti-inflammatory agent. CBD oil is used medicinally for chronic pain and chronic inflammation. Studies show CBD oil can reduce neuropathic pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort from a range of conditions. Studies also suggest cannabis is over 20 times stronger as an anti-inflammatory agent than aspirin, and 2 times stronger than prescription hydrocortisone.

It’s been found that CBD inhibits the production of lipids, which produce fats and oils inside of your body – this prevents the secretion of these oils on your skin and, thus, stops a large build-up of acne. CBD oil hydrates the skin as well as infuses its chemicals with your internal endocannabinoid system.

As acne is caused by high levels of sebum, a lipid molecule is mediated by CB2 receptors in follicle cells. When CBD a negative modulator of this receptor is applied to the skin it blocks the action of the CB2 receptor partially but enough to effectively diminish the overproduction of sebum.

In states and countries, THC is illegal. However, CBD is legal in most places. You should research the laws where you live before deciding on your CBD oil. If your acne is severe, you should also speak to your doctor to assure this is the best way for you to move forward with your acne treatment.

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