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CBD For Sunburn: Does It Work?

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Sunburn can turn a day at the beach into a week of discomfort. When the sun’s rays leave you red and sore, finding a gentle yet effective treatment is crucial.

Dealing with sunburn is never pleasant, but nature might have a remedy up its sleeve.

Enter CBD (cannabidiol), the plant-based compound that’s making waves in skincare.

Let’s take a closer look at CBD and its role in managing the sting of sunburn.

How To Protect Your Skin From Harmful UV Sun Rays?

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Sunshine is great, but too much of it can be a no-go for your skin. 

The sun sends out all kinds of rays, but the ones that can negatively impact your skin are called UV rays

There are two main types – UVA and UVB.

UVA rays are the aging type; they can make your skin look older than it is (think wrinkles and sunspots). UVB rays are the ones that can burn your skin and even lead to skin cancer.

So, how do you enjoy the sun without the burn? First up, sunscreen is your best friend. Go for one with at least SPF 30. That means it’s got your back against both UVA and UVB rays. 

Slather it on about 30 minutes before you head out and reapply every 2-2.5 hours, or after swimming or sweating.

Next, stay covered. A long-sleeved shirt, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat are like armor against those UV rays. Darker colors and tightly woven fabrics are your top picks here. And don’t forget your eyes – UV-blocking sunglasses are a must.

If you can, chill in the shade, especially when the sun’s doing its strongest thing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. And hey, staying hydrated by drinking water isn’t just good for your body; it’s good for your skin, too.

Remember, sunburn isn’t just a summer thing. UV rays can sneak through even on cloudy days and during winter. So, make this sun-savvy routine a year-round thing, and your skin will thank you. 

Stay smart, stay protected, and enjoy that golden glow on your terms.

Does Full-Spectrum CBD Lotion for Sunburn Work?

Full-spectrum CBD lotion can be a great option for soothing sunburn because CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This can help reduce the redness and pain associated with sunburn. 

When applied to the skin, CBD interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which can help soothe inflammation and reduce discomfort.

This interaction might contribute to faster healing of the skin.

The ‘full-spectrum’ part means that the lotion contains all the terpenes, flavonoids and other healthful compounds found in the cannabis plant, not just CBD, which might enhance the lotion’s effects through what’s known as the entourage effect.

When you apply a full spectrum CBD lotion to a sunburn, it may provide comfort from skin sensitivity and support the skin’s healing process. 

Our full-spectrum CBD lotion contains organic moroccan argan oil, aloe vera, green tea and chamomile which also help with skin hydration and circulation, which are important when your skin is recovering from sun damage.

Remember, while CBD lotion can help with the symptoms of sunburn, it’s not a cure, and it’s essential to protect your skin from the sun to prevent burns preemptively.

How To Ease Sunburn

Here are some tips for treating sunburn:

  • Cool Down: Get out of the sun as soon as possible and cool your skin with a cool/lukewarm shower, bath, or damp towel.
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  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to help your body recover from dehydration caused by sun exposure.
  • Moisturize: Apply a moisturizing cream like Cannovia’s Soothing CBD Lotion to soothe the skin. Avoid creams with harsh chemicals like petroleum, benzocaine, or lidocaine.
  • Protect: Cover the sunburned areas on your skin with loose clothing to protect from further sun damage.
  • Pain Relief: For additional internal support, you can add Cannovia’s AHHH! PR1 CBD Oil with 3000mg CBD, enriched with terpenes, to your routine for its potential to aid internal recovery and well-being.
  • Vitamin D: Some sources suggest taking a high dose of vitamin D after overexposure to the sun to help reduce swelling and redness.
  • Avoid Harsh Soaps: When washing, use gentle soaps to not irritate the burned skin.

Remember, severe sunburns may require medical attention, especially if accompanied by blisters, severe pain, or signs of infection. Always consult with a healthcare professional for serious burns.

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