Is a CBD Facial the Answer to Acne Prone Skin?

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CBD Oil is one of the most hyped products on the market right now and It’s everywhere, including in your skincare.

Why? Well, amongst other numerous benefits, studies have shown that CBD Oil contains rather impressive anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial functions that can help diminish acne and reduce redness. 

As someone who has suffered from mild adult acne since my 20’s and even now, at the ripe old age of 36, still suffers from the odd cystic breakout and as anyone who has experienced this will know, acne can massively effect your self-confidence and self-esteem.  So when I was invited to try out Blush & Blow’s new CBD Detox Microdermabrasion Facial, I was intrigued. 

The facial itself involves a double cleanse followed by microdermabrasion but it’s the 20 minute detoxing lymphatic drain facial massage using Kannaway CBD Oil (a high level pure hemp based oil produced without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers) that is the ‘piece de resistance

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My Blush & Blow facialist Amira was very knowledgeable about the product and process, explaining everything to me thoroughly and advising me on what I should be doing to look after my acne prone skin. 

The facial was soothing and peaceful, and while the microdermabrasion was gentle, I could clearly see a difference in my skin, noticing an instant brightness to my complexion. What happened over the next few weeks however was incredible. 

Although I cannot say for sure if it was down to the facial alone , since it also coincided with the introduction of a new Vitamin B supplement (known for increasing cell turnover, detoxing the body and reducing acne breakouts) but my skin cleared up…….  For anyone who suffers from acne you will understand how utterly ecstatic I was and I’m positive that the CBD Oil was a part of this change.  Over the next few days my redness reduced and the spots disappeared.  So much so, that I even went to work sans make-up (not even a tiny scrap) for the first time, since…well probably ever(!).  I even felt confident enough to not put mascara on my eyes because my skin felt so glowy and clear.   

Whether the change in my skin was totally down to the CBD facial I don’t know but I certainly think that the potent combination of microdermabrasion and CBD oil helped ignite the process , noticeably reducing any inflammation and redness.

A few weeks post facial and my skin has continued to be drastically improved, leaving no question in my mind that the CBD Detox Microdermabrasion is beneficial. If you’re suffering with a bit of mild acne, redness or rosacea prone skin, this could be the facial you’ve been waiting for!

The Blush & Blow CBD Detox Microdermabrasion Facial starts from £150.00. To book your appointment visit blushandblowlondon.com

Words by JESSICA WEIR