Moles: We all have them. Some are flat, some are not. Some are small, some are large.
While most moles aren’t dangerous (more on that later), people that want a mole to go away, or at least to reduce in size and puffiness, often look into their mole removal options. The nuclear option is surgery to have the mole removed completely, but for a non-threatening mole, this is pretty extreme and it can be quite expensive. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a natural, safe option to reduce the size and protrusion of our moles?
As luck might have it, there may have been one under our noses (mole pun intended) all along. It comes in the form of a substance that is just recently receiving widespread research and use for its potent medicinal properties. This substance is cannabidiol, also known as CBD, one of the main active ingredients in marijuana and hemp.
The healing properties of CBD stem from the fact that human cells have natural cannabinoid receptors. When cannabinoid compounds bind to these receptors, powerful natural healing can occur.
How can CBD help get rid of moles?
First of all, CBD is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. It contains vitamins A, C, D and E, all of which help to keep skin looking young and vibrant. Hemp oil is also high in both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, healthy fats which keep skin supple and moist.
The way in which CBD may help with moles partly has to do with its vitamin A content. This vitamin may help to encourage the healthy growth of skin cells. Also, applying cannabinoids directly to the skin may help with a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, acne, dry skin, fine lines, wrinkles… and perhaps even moles.
On the subject of CBD and skin health, the authors of a 2013 studypublished in the British Journal of Pharmacology wrote:
“Phytocannabinoids, cannabidiol and cannabigerol are transcriptional repressors that can control cell proliferation and differentiation. This indicates that they (especially cannabidiol) have the potential to be lead compounds for the development of novel therapeutics for skin diseases.”
In fact, cannabidiol has even been studied for its potential help treat melanoma itself, with some encouraging results.
While there is not yet any research tying CBD specifically to treating moles, there is anecdotal evidence that apply CBD oil directly to moles may work over time. Because of the properties of CBD, it makes sense that this could work. Definitive research is needed, but if you live in a state where you have legal access to CBD oil, it can’t hurt to give it a try if you’ve been itching to have control over your moles.