Does Smoking Weed Cause Acne?

If you are a fan of cannabis products, whether that is smoking or enjoying edibles, you may have heard that weed can cause acne. The real question is, how true is that?

Does Smoking Weed Cause Acne?

We were curious about that too which is why we decided to do a little research. So, without further ado, let us look at whether or not weed causes acne. 

Will Smoking Weed Cause Your Skin To Break Out?

Cannabis contains a compound called cannabidiol (CBD), which is different from THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that makes you feel high.

CBD has been used for years as an alternative treatment for many conditions and it’s now being studied for its effects on acne. 

The evidence so far shows that CBD may be effective against some types of acne. It can also help reduce inflammation and redness associated with acne.

So, if you’re looking for ways to treat your skin without using prescription medications, CBD could help!

So, there is no real proof that marijuana actually causes acne. However, one study did find that people who smoke cannabis were more likely to have acne than those who don’t.

This was just a small study though, so we need to wait until larger studies are done before we know whether or not smoking weed will cause your face to break out.

The good news is that some research does suggest that CBD oil might be helpful when treating acne. One study found that taking 100 mg of CBD twice daily helped improve acne symptoms,

while another study showed that hemp seed oil had positive results for acne patients. The bad news: There isn’t any solid evidence yet.

Because of the controversy in studies, it is unclear whether weed actually causes acne or not. The best thing you can do if your skin breaks out after smoking weed is to do a case study on yourself and see whether you are one of the few that get acne as a side effect of weed. 

Can Smoking Weed Make Your Acne Worse?

Many people think that smoking weed will make their acne worse because they believe that smoking weed stimulates your sebaceous glands and increases oil production, which would lead to more acne.

But this theory is not entirely based on truth. In fact, there is much debate on this topic.  Smoking weed decreases the amount of oil produced by your sebaceous glands. 

If you want to stop getting acne after smoking weed, try doing what most other people do – use moisturizers like Burt’s Bees Face & Body Oil. By using this type of product regularly, you should help prevent acne outbreaks. 

What Is A Cannabinoid Derived Compound, And How Does It Work On Acne?

Cannabinoids are compounds found naturally in cannabis plants. There are hundreds of cannabinoids known today, but only two have become popular: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (or CBD).

Will Secondhand Weed Smoke Cause Skin Problems?

If someone smokes pot around you, they are probably unaware that their smoke carries toxic chemicals into your body. You can breathe them in through your nose, mouth, eyes, and even your pores. 

These toxins come from the tobacco leaves, stems, seeds, and other parts of the plant that go into making cigarettes.

Many people believe this smoke is harmless because it doesn’t contain enough nicotine to affect your health. But what these people don’t realize is that secondhand smoke can still make you sick.

Secondhand smoke is dangerous because it exposes you to poisonous substances like carbon monoxide gas, formaldehyde, arsenic, lead, mercury, benzene, ammonia, acrolein, and hydrogen cyanide.

All of these chemicals are linked to cancer, respiratory problems, reproductive issues, miscarriages, birth defects, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Even children exposed to secondhand smoke are at risk for developmental delays.

Despite all the negative effects of secondhand marijuana smoke, there is no real link to getting acne as a result of breathing in secondhand smoke. 

Will Cannabis Vapes Or Edibles Negatively Affect Your Skin?

These days, most people use vape pens and edibles to consume cannabis. Some people think vaping is safer than smoking due to the fact that it uses water vapor instead of smoke.

While there is no definitive answer on whether vaping causes acne, there are definitely some drawbacks.

For starters, vaping has been shown to increase the levels of carcinogenic byproducts in the body. It also increases the amount of THC in your system, which means you could end up feeling different effects than you would with straight marijuana.

As far as edibles go, most companies offer THC-free options. However, edibles can cause stomach upset or nausea. This is why many people choose to stay away from edibles altogether.

If you want to try edibles, stick with CBD products. They don’t give you the same high, so you won’t feel any kind of psychoactive effects.

So, What Are Some Of The Side Effects Of Weed Smoking?

One of the main reasons people start smoking weed is to relax. Relaxing with friends is fun, but sometimes it can be hard to focus on anything else when you’re too stoned.

When you’re too relaxed, you might find yourself doing things you wouldn’t normally do. For instance, if you’ve smoked too much weed, you may not be able to keep your eyes open all day. Or, you may start having trouble paying attention to directions while driving.

Another side effect of taking too much weed is memory loss. The brain starts working harder once you get really high, and it needs more oxygen to do so.

If you already have an issue with short-term memory, then smoking weed will only make it worse. In addition to memory loss, you may experience headaches, dizziness, increased heart rate, paranoia, anxiety, and confusion.

If you’re using a lot of pot and need to take breaks from it, remember to always put down your pipe before going to bed.

This way, you’ll be less likely to fall asleep with a lit joint in your hand. After all, we know how important sleep is!

What Can Cause Acne?

Does Smoking Weed Cause Acne?

The truth about what exactly causes acne is still unknown. There are a few factors that can trigger breakouts, including genetics, hormones, stress, diet, and skincare products. One thing that is clear though: smoking weed does not cause acne.

How Can You Treat Acne?

There are several ways to treat acne naturally. Here are some tips to help you prevent breakouts and reduce their severity.

Wash your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser such as Cetaphil or Aveeno. Use a mild moisturizer such as CeraVe or Eucerin. Avoid harsh exfoliating scrubs because they can irritate the skin and promote inflammation. 

Drink plenty of water for better hydration. Try switching out your regular soap for something like coconut oil, olive oil, or castor oil. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which helps nourish the skin.

Olive oil contains oleic acid, which fights against bacteria and prevents pimples. Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, which reduces redness. 

Finally, use natural remedies such as aloe vera gel, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, and baking soda. Apple cider vinegar is especially effective at reducing acne.

Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into a half cup of warm water. Apply this mixture to your face after cleansing. Follow up by rinsing off with cool water. 

Aloe vera gel is also helpful in treating acne. Simply place a slice of fresh aloe vera gel on top of your blemishes. Let it sit until it dries, then rinse off.

Tea tree oil has been proven to kill bacteria and stop infections. It works best when applied directly to infected areas.

Add two drops of tea tree oil to a glass of water and mix well. Dip cotton balls into the solution and apply directly to blemished skin. 

There are tons of methods you can use to alleviate acne symptoms, reduce the risk of breakouts and calm down the redness of those pesky spots.

Just make sure to do your research and Find a soap or method that will help your skin. What may work for one of us won’t work for all of us.  

Final Thoughts

All joking aside, we don’t think smoking weed should be used as a cure-all for anything. Even if it does help with depression, insomnia, anxiety, and other issues, there are probably safer ways to achieve these effects. 

However, we are glad to see more people talking about it and debunking common myths. Please share any information you find about cannabis and acne below. Thank you again for reading, and keep rocking.

David Lumis
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