Acne is the most common skin condition in humans
CBD contains many compounds with oil-reducing, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties that may help improve acne. We like the sound of that.
A 2014 study explored the effects of CBD on human sebocytes. These are the cells that create sebum, which is a waxy, oily substance the skin produces. While sebum helps protect our skin, excessive sebum can also result in acne. The study indicates that CBD can prevent sebocytes from creating too much sebum.
A 2016 review notes the potential antibacterial and antifungal properties of the cannabis plant. That could help prevent acne due to infections on the skin.
A 2019 study suggests that CBD may be beneficial for treating the appearance of acne scars.