Ayo, what’s good? It’s your boy Dan, and I’m here to answer one of the most debated questions on the block: is marijuana bad for your skin? Some people out here be saying that weed causes mad acne, but others are saying it’s all good. So, let’s get into it.
First off, acne is a major issue in America. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, almost 50 million people in the US deal with this problem every year. Unfortunately, many of us are quick to blame weed for our breakouts.
But here’s the real deal: smoking too much ganja can lead to some blemishes on your skin. However, we’re talking about smoking way beyond what any human could handle. So, if you’re a casual smoker and you’re dealing with acne, it’s more likely because of your overall health and lifestyle than because of your love for herb.
Now, let’s talk about the munchies. We’ve all been there – when you smoke a fat blunt and suddenly you’re raiding your kitchen for all types of snacks. Unfortunately, most of us don’t reach for the healthy options when we’re high. Instead, we’re grabbing all types of greasy and sugary foods that can increase the number of blemishes on our skin.
So, if you want to keep smoking without getting more acne, switch out those processed chips for some organic potato chips with natural seasoning. And those artificially colored candies? Replace them with organic options that use plant extracts and more-natural sources of sugar. Also – watch out for that pizza and any food that involves flour or wheat because it can cause some serious outbreaks.
Now let’s talk about the connection between weed and stress. If you’re someone who struggles with anxiety and stress, smoking weed might not always help. In fact, sometimes it can actually make things worse! THC-induced paranoia is a real thing, and it can cause increased anxiety and stress levels. This can lead to more acne breakouts.
But don’t worry, there’s still hope. CBD, aka cannabidiol, can help to neutralize and decrease the anxiety sometimes caused by THC. So, try picking a strain that has a higher CBD percentage and a lower THC percentage to keep your stress levels low.
Lastly, let’s talk about how marijuana smoke can cause acne. While smoking weed isn’t as bad for you as smoking cigarettes, there are still some toxins found in the smoke. If the herb you’re smoking has been treated with chemicals, it can be even worse for your skin. The best way to avoid this is by choosing organically grown marijuana that doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals.
So, there you have it: the truth about weed and acne. While smoking too much can cause blemishes and stress levels can increase acne severity, it’s not all bad news. Just remember to choose healthier snack options when you get the munchies and to be mindful of the type of strain you’re smoking. And if you really want to avoid any potential skin problems altogether, try using a CBD cream to help moisturize your skin and reduce inflammation.
Stay lit, my friends.