There is nothing that CBD oil has not been touted as helpful for, including stress reduction, weight management, fighting inflammation, boosting memory, focus and concentration. However, there is still not enough scientific evidence to prove these claims as true. Meanwhile, people are struggling with skin conditions, including eczema, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, premature aging and wrinkling, and acne, which turns out to be the commonest skin condition people have to deal with. Consequently, you might wonder whether CBD oil has anything to do with skincare. There is not enough scientific evidence to say that CBD oil can heal, treat, cure, or diagnose skin problems. However, early research and anecdotal evidence link CBD oil to some skincare benefits, which this article discusses. Still, we are not recommending CBD oil for any medical condition, and should you choose CBD oil for anything, consult a doctor.

CBD Oil Might Help with Acne

At the moment, acne is the commonest skin problem among human beings and has affected millions of people at some point in life. While the conventional creams and NSAIDS people have used to manage acne never seem to work, research suggests that CBD oil may help with acne. For instance, a study conducted by Oláh, et al., (2014)., commented that CBD oil might reduce the sebum the sebocytes release, protecting the body from acne. While sebum might help protect the skin, too much of it triggers or worsens acne.

CBD Oil for Bacterial and Fungal Infections

Fungal and bacterial infections affect the body and may show up in the skin as well. In fact, the skin is one of the frequently infected organs, and one may suffer breakouts on the face due to bacterial and fungal infections. Can CBD oil help with infections? One study conducted by Andre, et al., (2016)., reveals that cannabis plants have antibacterial and antifungal properties. CBD oil is a cannabis derivative and may have these properties, but we need more in-depth studies to prove this.

CBD Oil for Treating Acne Scars

When bacterial and fungal infections affect you, the skin will likely suffer. Besides the pain you have to bear while the infection is still taking a toll on you, you will have to live with scars. The same is true for acne; the black and red spots leave scars on the skin. Research suggests that CBD oil might help treat these scars. Still, there is a need for further studies to prove this before recommending CBD oil for acne and infection-related scars.

CBD Oil for Dry and Itchy Skin

For many people, ski conditions lead to dryness and itching of the skin. This is not only uncomfortable but is a source of self-esteem degradation, which is why people go to all heights to treat dry and itchy skin. Yet, not every suggested remedy seems to work. People now turn to CBD oil since one study done by Tóth, et al., (2019)., confirms that it might have benefits for dry and itchy skin. Still, there is not enough evidence to credit CBD oil for treating dry and itchy skin.

CBD Oil for Inflammation

Inflammation should be a harmless process, yet it turns out to be among the leading causes of skin problems. Since it is the immune cells’ reaction to external substances, inflammation starts as a rather harmless process. However, when it becomes spontaneous and is triggered by internal factors, making cells fight themselves, it becomes detrimental. Yet, CBD oil seems to have anti-inflammatory properties, making it ideal for skin conditions, especially after one consults his doctor.

CBD Oil for Psoriasis, Eczema, and Dermatitis

There are many skin conditions, and apart from acne, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis afflict the skin. Unfortunately, the creams and the NSAIDS people use to manage these conditions have not turned out to be the best. Research suggests that CBD oil might help with these conditions, especially because it seems to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which are yet to be confirmed by more advanced scientific studies.

CBD Oil for Premature Aging and Wrinkling

Aging and wrinkling are inevitable, especially as a person advances in age. The cells die faster than they replicate, and such imbalance fastens aging and wrinkling. While one cannot stop the process, science has been on the search for products that slow down aging and wrinkling, especially when they happen prematurely, and to improve skin conditions even when a person ages. Several studies conducted in 2017 suggest that CBD oil has antioxidant properties that fight oxidative stress and its aging effects. Alongside the anti-inflammatory properties previously mentioned, CBD oil appears to be helpful for aging. However, there is not enough scientific evidence to hang on as we credit CBD oil for improving aging and wrinkling.

CBD Oil for Painful Skin Conditions

When acne affects your skin, you might have to endure a lot of pain, as the research above shows. The same is true when the skin is infected with bacteria and fungi, and you may be wondering what might help with the pain. There is not enough scientific evidence on the role of CBD oil for pain, including painful skin conditions. However, a 2018 review noted that CBD oil could fight fibromyalgia, cancer, and neuropathic pain, suggesting that it could equally help with the pain from some skin conditions.

CBD Oil for Stress

Skin conditions can result in stress, especially when one has never-ending acne scars or breakouts that rob him of his self-esteem. Besides, painful skin conditions like eczema can be stressful when they ache and never end. CBD oil has been shown to improve PTSD, suggesting that it can help with stress, including stress from skin problems.

CBD Oil for Skin Cancer

Following the increased rates of global warming, the risk for skin cancer has considerably increased. One study shows that CBD oil with THC might relieve cancer-related pain in people who have taken conventional cancer management drugs without positive effects. As such, it seems that it might help with pain from skin cancer, although there is currently not enough scientific evidence to support this.

CBD Oil for Glowing Skin

Beautiful, glowing skin is every person’s dream. Yet, conventional skincare products have not given people the best, with some users ending up frustrated. As such, CBD oil might help, especially now that this blog has unearthed several properties of the cannabinoid that might help with skincare. However, most of the studies quoted need backup from modern advanced scientific research before calling them out when claiming the skincare benefits of CBD oil.


CBD oil seems to offer a lot for skincare. Early studies suggest anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, pain-relieving, and acne-fighting benefits. However, there is a need for more in-depth studies with sufficient scientific evidence before crediting CBD oil for skin care benefits.


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MS, Durham University

The work of a family doctor includes a wide range of clinical diversity, which requires extensive knowledge and erudition from a specialist. However, I believe that the most important thing for a family doctor is to be human because the cooperation and understanding between the doctor and the patient are crucial in ensuring successful health care. On my days off, I love being in nature. Since childhood, I have been passionate about playing chess and tennis. Whenever I have time off, I enjoy traveling around the world.

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