Medical News Today:
A 2014 study explored the effects of CBD on human sebocytes, which are the cells that create sebum. The researchers found that the CBD prevented these cells from creating too much of the oily sebum. They also revealed that the CBD oil triggered an anti-inflammatory reaction in the cells and prevented inflammatory cytokines from activating. Cytokines may trigger acne, so reducing them may help prevent further breakouts.
A 2016 review highlighted its antibacterial and antifungal effects. These effects may help reduce infections from dirt and other pollutants on the skin. Taking oral CBD may also help with acne in some cases, as the anti-inflammatory compounds are still active when they enter the body. However, studies exploring CBD and the skin have applied CBD directly to the sebum-creating cells of the skin, so topical application may be best.
“CBD offers a three-pronged skincare approach – it’s anti-ageing, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory,” .
“In terms of an antioxidant on the skin, it provides a missing particle that a free radical can bond with, stopping it from going on to cause DNA damage. As for anti-inflammatory properties, we know that skin ageing and inflammation go hand in hand, and CBD helps to combat oxidative stress.”