If you overdo your time in the sun, think of the benefits of CBD to soothe sunburned skin.
It’s summer and that means lots of outdoor activities and fun in the sun. Whether that includes backyard BBQs and pool parties, beach days and water sports, or hikes and bike rides, it’s easy to overdo sun exposure.
Hopefully you’ve remembered to slather on a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF and broad spectrum protection, but if you miss a spot or forget to reapply, you can end up with a painful sunburn. Here are some basics on taking care of sunburns and why CBD - topicals and ingestible oil - may offer relief.
CBD Benefits for Basic Sunburn Care
Sunburn symptoms can be mild or severe and include redness and pain. Additional symptoms may include nausea, fever, weakness and even low blood pressure. Severe sunburn can lead to infection or long term sun damage, and may require a doctor visit. But usually, it can be treated at home with over the counter treatments and clean beauty products, including aloe vera or other soothing lotions. Cool baths or showers can help too. Because sunburn draws fluid to the skin’s surface and away from the rest of the body, be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
CBD Benefits for Sunburned Skin
With anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties, CBD may provide effective relief from the redness, swelling, pain and itching caused by sunburns and help prevent infections. Think topical CBD oils or creams to penetrate the skin and provide relief.
With 1000 mg of CBD in a base of organic plant oils, Hälsa Botanicals Calm CBD Body Oil offers soothing benefits for sun damaged and stressed out skin. In addition to the anti-inflammatory and other benefits of full spectrum hemp CBD, it contains diverse ingredients and oils that can really help replenish the skin. For example, sesame oil, avocado oil, Swedish twinflower oil, raspberry oil and carrot oil, which all provide additional antioxidants and essential fatty acids that reduce inflammation and help damaged skin.
Another way to get temporary pain relief from sunburn is with ingestible CBD oil.
Hälsa Botanicals CBD Sublingual Drops are made with US sourced full spectrum CBD in a base of organic coconut oil. They are available in three flavors - peppermint, black currant and licorice - as well as OG hemp.
Here’s to fun summer days - with sufficient sunscreen. But if you do find yourself with a sunburn, it’s good to know that natural skincare treatments may help.