CBD Oil vs Baking Soda For Acne: The Latest Craze

Comparison on using CBD oil or baking soda to treat acne

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In this article, you’ll find information about what CBD oil is and how it can be used to treating or curing acne. There will also be a discussion on other acne treatments like baking soda and why they have become extremely popular in the world of beauty and skin care. The article will show a comparison side by side with CBD oil and baking soda, both of which have received great interest from the media. We will also discuss acne throughout the article to get a better overall understanding of the condition.

What is CBD oil? CBD stands for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of the primary chemical compounds produced and found in hemp (also known as industrial hemp) and cannabis plants. Out of all of the cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant, CBD is one of the most popular and well-researched cannabinoids. This is mostly due to its medicinal properties. Tetrahydrocannabinol is also known as THC is also a very common property of the cannabis plant. This is also due to its medicinal benefits. THC is the psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant that gives you “the high”.
To learn more about CBD and THC, click here.

Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate. It consists of sodium and hydrogen carbonate. It is one of the most common and most necessary substances used in baking. Baking soda, just like CBD, has shown medicinal properties. Small amounts of it can reduce the amount of plaque on your teeth and promotes teeth whitening. Baking soda and vinegar are also very common natural cleaning agents. It can be used as:

  1. A natural deodorant
  2. Baking soda masks (face masks)
  3. An exfoliator
  4. Toothpaste
  5. An aid for sunburn

But can it get rid of acne? First we need to look at what acne is.

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. Acne conditions can be anywhere between extreme to mild. Acne appears when the sebaceous glands become infected or inflamed. As a result of this dead skin cells become an issue and the skin breaks out causing redness, inflammation and in severe cases a lot of pain and discomfort. Acne is usually most common in teenagers due to hormonal changes a result from puberty. However, many people of all ages and all skin types can suffer from acne at some point in their lives.

The symptoms of acne include:

  1. Pimples
  2. Inflammation
  3. Redness
  4. Dry skin

Usually, people who have acne get the outbreaks on their chin, forehead, jawline, back and/or shoulders or chest.

CBD Oil vs Baking Soda

Both CBD oil and baking soda can be used as home remedies for acne. Baking soda is the most popular due to the fact that it has little to no stigma, unlike CBD which carries a large stigma. This is due to the fact that it is derived from the cannabis plant. The only reason for the stigma is because the plant is illegal in the majority of countries. Both baking soda and cannabis have amazing health benefits, whether from adding them to your skin care routine or using them to treat certain ailments. Both can be used in harmony (but remember to consult your doctor first).

Baking soda can be used in the treatment of excess stomach acid. It helps with heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach and acne (especially for exfoliating). When taken orally baking soda does have a few side effects. Please consult your doctor immediately or call 911 if you experience any of these or if they seem to get worse or if they last over a period of time.

The side effects of baking soda include:

  1. Nausea
  2. Bloating
  3. Gas

Cannabis can also be used to treating acne. It helps with pain and inflammation, treats eczema, PMS, insomnia, arthritis, anxiety, depression and many more conditions and diseases. Due to the fact that CBD oil has only been undergoing scientific study recently, very few side effects have been recorded. However, we do know that the side effects of cannabis side can include:

  1. Dry mouth
  2. Low blood pressure
  3. Tiredness

Both baking soda and cannabidiol have been proven to help with certain ailments. Whether it’s for skin conditions, stomach issues, or mental health issues they both have their own perks and drawbacks. I think that it’s important to understand both and what works best for certain things. If you wish to use baking soda and/or CBD oil for treating a certain ailment, make sure that you consult your doctor or any other medical professional. Also, double check the laws regarding cannabis in your state or country to make sure that you are not breaking the law.

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