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Needless to say, acne conglobata is a painful, debilitating and life changing condition. Sufferers can develop huge body image issues, be unable to work, spend a lot of time in hospitals and generally feel awful a lot of the time. Currently, treatments such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are not very successful and can be very expensive with harsh side effects.
One treatment for butt acne is the use of antibiotics. These can be successful but a course of antibiotics can have side effects, disrupting the gut flora, the healthy bacteria in the digestive tract, and the bacteria in the skin and other tissues, leading to some forms of illness. When the acne is severe, this can be the only choice but if possible, it is best avoided.
How you eat can affect your sebaceous glands and the amount of sebum (excess oil) in the skin. Acne is caused by the hair follicles getting clogged with this oil. When the oil clogs the pores, bacteria festers and causes the symptoms of acne. Butt acne can be made worse by a poor diet, so eating a high fibre, low sugar diet can help some people alleviate their condition.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a drug found in the cannabis plant. It has no psychoactive effects so it does not get the user “high”, but it does have a number of positive effects on the mind and body. One of which is the anti-inflammatory properties of this powerful natural antioxidant. It is an expanding area of skin care products and offers hope for some sufferers of butt acne.
CBD is low-risk, highly tolerable and an effective anti-inflammatory. There have been no studies into CBD as a remedy for acne that are of sufficient size or high enough standard to be representative, however, there has been one study by the Journal of Clinical Investigation in the United State that indicates that “the combined lipostatic, antiproliferative, and anti-inflammatory effects, CBD has potential as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgaris.”. This is not butt acne, but the effects mentioned in the study should be applicable to acne conglobata.
Three Natural Methods to Treat Acne of the Butt with CBD
CBD oil, in combination with salicylic oil, applied locally to the area affected can potentially have an effective anti-inflammatory response, reducing pain and itching. The CBD will interact with the endocannabinoid system and help regulate the production of sebum. This will hopefully reduce the severity of butt acne.
Clearing away dead skin cells (one of the causes of acne) with soap that contains CBD oil is another potential answer to butt acne. By cleaning the skin and giving the bacteria less to feed on while administering an anti-inflammatory, the patient is trying a natural and potentially effective treatment.
Eating or drinking CBD can help the entire body to reduce the inflammation that contributes to butt acne. It will not get the patient high but will deliver a broad spectrum response to acne. This could be more effective for inflamed pimples, which can be impossible to apply topical creams to as they are so sensitive.
Remember, CBD is an illegal substance in some states. Make sure to check up on the laws relating to it in your state before purchasing it.