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Anyone who has suffered from acne is curious as to how to get rid of redness from acne. It is one of the things that makes the condition so visible and therefore it is one of the reasons people get bullied or shunned because of their acne.
Acne can ruin someone’s life. That is no exaggeration. The psychosocial development of adolescents can be severely impaired by acne and people’s reactions to it. In order to reduce the enormous impact it can have on what are some of the most important developmental stages of someone’s life, the symptoms of acne have to be addressed.
There are literally thousands of potential treatments someone can choose from to get rid of redness from eye drops, to aloe vera, salicylic acid, lemon juice or any number of home remedies. Some of them are effective. For example salicylic acid is a well-known skin care product that helps to get rid of acne by softening the skin and unclogging pores. CBD is the point of this article, however, so we are going to explore that in the context of how to get rid of redness from acne.
CBD is one of the dozens of cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant. It is found naturally in the body and interacts with the endocannabinoid system that is present in nearly every tissue in the body, including the skin.
Acne is thought to be a condition affected by the endocannabinoid system and by interacting with the endocannabinoid system, CBD is able to have some impressive effects on acne. Cannabidiol (CBD) is not psychoactive, so it will not get the user high. It is also remarkably non-toxic, is basically impossible to overdose on and has few side effects for most people.
Because of all this there is a huge amount of hype surrounding CBD. A lot of it is very misleading, but the science is slowly catching up and finding that CBD is useful for treating conditions as varied as Parkinson’s, epilepsy and herpes.
CBD has many useful properties, but if you are wondering how to get rid of redness from acne with CBD, it is the anti-inflammatory and sebostatic effects that are the ones to look for.
One of the major causes of acne is the excess production of sebum. This is skin oil and usually helps deliver nutrients to the skin and keep it clean. When hormone levels change during puberty or menstruation, sebocytes can start producing too much sebum which then gets clogged in pores and causes acne. CBD helps to regulate this and to remove redness and even acne scarring. So, it will help to get rid of acne. If you want to learn more about CBD and reducing redness in acne, click here!
The swelling and redness that comes from acne is not the doing of the bacteria. It is in fact your body’s immune response. When the immune system detects a threat it tells the local blood vessels to swell up and deliver more blood, immune cells and healing proteins to the damaged or threatening site. This raises the temperature, helps kill bacteria and promotes healing. It works very well, most of the time.
It is however, very unpleasant. It affects your skin tone and it causes the visible acne redness that makes it so hard to hide and itches a lot. CBD is a proven anti-inflammatory so by applying CBD directly to the affected area you can help to reduce redness, swelling and pain. Exactly how CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory is complex and not very well understood, but it has been proven in studies to be a tolerable, safe and relatively inexpensive way of getting an anti-inflammatory effect
Using CBD for Acne
CBD oil has shown medical benefits especially with pain relief, redness relief and as an anti-inflammatory. There are a few main ways, products or services for using CBD for acne. Applying in a cream or ointment, applying it purely and directly onto the skin, or ingesting it.
Cream or Ointments
Mix a small, measured amount of CBD into a cream or moisturizer that you know is good with your skin type (and one that does not irritate your skin). Apply to an unaffected patch of skin before applying to your face, just to prevent an allergic reaction being discovered when your face swells up like a balloon and lands you in the emergency room. If there is no reaction, make sure to wash your face with warm water using a cotton swab or a face cloth thoroughly before using CBD oil on your skin.
Using a tincture, measure a small dose and place it on to a cotton bud or swab. Then apply the cotton swab directly on to the affected, inflamed and red area and leave to dry naturally so that the skin can absorb as much of the CBD oil as possible.
All in all, acne is extremely common and causes extreme self-esteem issues, especially in today’s society considering the pressure that has been created by the beauty industry. Nevertheless, acne is completely normal and there is no point in letting it in the way of your daily life. Trying your best to treat your acne is of course, a good idea. But remember that beauty is only skin deep and that you’re far from being the only person in the world with this problem.
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