Acne scars are an annoying (and common) fact of life. People who’ve suffered from moderate to severe forms of the condition for a number of years are very likely to develop lifelong scarring. While many people opt for invasive, expensive, but effective treatments like laser scar treatment, a growing number are trying to harness the healing powers of CBD oil instead. And if the anecdotes are to be believed, it can actually work.
As of today, there haven’t been any studies that state unequivocally that CBD oil can remove acne scars. There is, however, plenty of evidence to suggest that it could. Studies have shown that CBD oil’s ability (Patent -US6630507) to neutralize free radicals is linked to increases in collagen production, which is central to skin healing. This could make it useful in the treatment of existing scars, even if it is still pretty experimental.
Anyone who wants to find a less invasive way to treat their acne scars could understandably be tempted to try CBD oil. But what’s the most effective way to use it?
Here are two of the best methods for acne scar treatment.
Topicals are products which are applied to the skin. The most common examples of these are lotions, balms, creams, and serums. The range of CBD-infused topicals on the market today is huge. Beauty brands like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop are really taking advantage of the public interest in CBD (and all things cannabis-related) and are adding it to their products as a result.
CBD skin care products can easily be bought online now. Most health food stores are also starting to stock a wide range and many drug stores are following suit. Also, pure CBD oil can easily be added to conventional topicals to create your own CBD skin care products.
Using a topical product comes with a number of distinct advantages. The first is that it can be localized and the effects targeted specifically on one area of skin where the scars are located. It’s also convenient for people who have a daily skin care regimen to integrate a CBD topical into their routine.
If using a CBD topical doesn’t appeal to you, ingesting the oil could be a better option. You can ingest CBD oil in a number of different ways. Some people find it easiest to take a CBD capsule with their morning cup of coffee. Others add CBD oil to their home cooking or to juices and smoothies. You can also consume it sublingually by applying a few drops of the oil under your tongue, where it will be absorbed into the bloodstream very quickly.
Ingesting CBD oil means that the effects of the oil will be spread throughout the body as opposed to targeted on a specific area of scarring. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean it will be less effective. Overall collagen levels could still be increased due to the effect of CBD oil on free radicals in the body, helping the scar to heal.
There are also other ways to consume CBD, such as vaping, but if you’re looking for a speedy solution for your acne scars, these are the two options most likely to deliver the results you want.