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9 minute read - Aug. 13th, 2019

CBD for Skincare & Skin Health

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People in the beauty and wellness world are talking about CBD. CBD skincare products are showing up on display shelves all over the United States. Some of these products talk about CBD as a must-have for skincare. But, is there actual evidence to back the claims made about CBD for skin health and medical skin conditions?

This article will dive into the science of CBD for skincare to provide you with the answers to make an informed decision.

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Understanding Skin Health

Skin is the largest organ of the human body. It is responsible for absorbing vital nutrients¹, regulating the body’s temperature, and interacting with the environment. Despite its crucial functions, many people are more concerned with how their skin looks and feels to the touch. Many people work hard to prevent tired, sagging, wrinkled, pale, dry, and sensitive skin. It is estimated² that the average person uses 9 personal care products while 25% of the female population uses more than 15 products every day.

When skin is damaged, especially from a medical condition, normal beauty products, and creams are often not effective. At this point, people will turn to more expensive products or even seek out a dermatologist for high-strength medical prescriptions. But, could CBD rejuvenation lotion be a better alternative for these skin problems?

Common Skin Conditions

Before exploring the evidence of CBD for better skin health, let’s discuss some of the most common conditions: acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Collectively, these three conditions affect nearly 100 million Americans every year.


According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)³, acne affects approximately 50 million Americans every year. Acne occurs when dead skin cells or oil clog follicles and causes pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Additionally, bacteria may get inside the skin pores, causing inflammation and acne. Acne can commonly occur on the face, forehead, shoulders, upper back, and chest.  Although it affects people of all ages, it most often occurs during puberty. Other risk factors of acne include menstruation, emotional stress, hormonal changes, and greasy cosmetics.

teenage girl with acne and a skin breakout on her face


The National Eczema Association⁴ defines Eczema as a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed. It is most common in children and affects over 30 million⁴ Americans. There are multiple types of eczema with different symptoms and triggers. These variations include stasis dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, nummular eczema, dyshidrotic eczema, contact dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis (most common). Although the causes of eczema are unknown, it is associated with environmental and genetic risk factors. Eczema is not contagious and is often manageable with healthy skin care routines. It is advisable to learn your triggers and avoid them to limit eczema flare-ups.


According to the American Academy of Dermatology⁵, “Psoriasis is a condition that causes the body to make new skin cells in days rather than weeks. As these cells pile up on the surface of the skin, you may see thick, scaly patches.” The life-long skin condition affects around 7.5 million Americans. Research is ongoing to determine the causes of psoriasis. Current findings highlighted by the National Psoriasis Foundation⁶, suggest that genes and the immune system play a role. It is found that white blood cells or T-cells attack the body’s skin cells forcing them to make new cells rapidly. Psoriasis is not contagious.

psoriasis with red rash marks on the skin of a man

Effects & Benefits of CBD For Skin Conditions

Can CBD help with acne, eczema, or psoriasis?

As of August 2019, there are over 11,800 medical and scientific studies on CBD. Most of these medical studies focus on the properties of CBD when ingested. But, there is a reason to believe that the chemical has therapeutic and calming benefits when applied topically on the skin.

The results of a 2017 study⁷ published in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology claimed that CBD may help with a wide range of skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, itching, allergic reactions, dandruff, melanoma, and the early stages of scleroderma.

CBD has also been shown to have effects that provide significant relief against mild flare-ups of acne. In particular, a 2008 study demonstrated that CBD’s qualified anti-inflammatory effects provide promising results for acne patients.

Additionally, according to research published in the official journal of the National Academy of Sciences⁹, CBD is a powerful anti-oxidant that can repair damaged skin that has been exposed to environmental pollutants, ultra-violet rays, and other free radicals.

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CBD has become a popular addition to daily skincare routines for these reported wellness and restorative skin benefits. Daddy Burt’s lemongrass scented CBD-infused lotion provides a moisturizing effect that delivers CBD directly to any problem areas.

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Research On CBD For Eczema, Psoriasis & Acne

  • CBD for Eczema: The National Eczema Association¹⁰ reviewed the research of different highly reputable medical professionals. One of the researchers cited in the review was Dr. Henry Granger Piffard M.D. the former editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology. Dr. Piffard claimed that cannabinoid options “afforded relief to the intolerable itching of eczema.”
  • CBD for Psoriasis: The Journal of Dermatological Science published a study¹² that concluded, “cannabinoids (such as CBD) can support a role in the potential treatment of psoriasis”.
  • CBD for Acne: A 2014 study¹¹ showed promising results for CBD as a potential remedy for acne by regulating sebum production. Similarly, the authors identified that CBD has potential anti-aging properties, as a result of its anti-inflammation effects.
woman applying CBD relief lotion to her hands

How CBD Helps Skin Health

The human body contains a natural system inside it called the natural endocannabinoid system (ECS). This ECS system is comprised of receptors (CB1 and CB2). These receptors are found in all parts of the human body including the nervous system and skin cells. According to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the skin contains the highest amount of CB2 receptors. These receptors are activated by cannabinoids that are naturally produced by the body or consumed from plants (like CBD). When the receptors are activated, the ECS manages inflammation, prevents an immune response when it is not needed, and regulates the normal external barrier functions of the skin.

CBD vs. Other skin health options

Popular products used for skin conditions, such as acne, include prescription medication, astringent wipes, or topical creams. But, none of these options address all three main causes of acne. On the other hand, CBD has shown promising results to cover all the main causes of acne. A study appearing in the Journal of Clinical Investigation¹¹ showed that the endocannabinoid system helps regulate oil gland production, inflammation, and skin cell growth.

a heart drawn in the cbd relief lotion on a person's knee

Final Thoughts

Several of our customers who suffer from Psoriasis specifically have reported very positive reactions from using a combination of topical and oral CBD products. Typically, a daily regime of 25mg per day taken internally and applying a topical CBD cream 2 to 3 times a day has shown improvements after 30 to 45 days of use.

More clinical research is still needed to prove that CBD is beneficial for any specific skin conditions. But, CBD has a lot of promise for general skin care and as a solution for better skin health. There is significant qualified evidence for using CBD to help multiple conditions including psoriasis, acne, and eczema. Many times, a combination of topical cream and oral CBD products have provided desired results to these skin problems. 

If you’re looking for CBD products to help with your skin conditions, we recommend our all natural, third-party tested products. You can learn more about Daddy Burt Hemp Co. products here.

Written by:

Sean Cope

Sean is an employee at Daddy Burt Hemp Co. He graduated from the University of Michigan and is focused on helping educate people about the benefits of CBD.

Reviewed by:

Bob Estes

Bob is the founder and CEO of Daddy Burt Hemp Co. Bob has quickly become an authority and expert in the hemp & CBD industry.

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