Every year, one out of every three Americans report getting at least one sunburn.
What happens when our skin is “burned” by the sun? When too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaches our epidermis, damaged skin cells signal our immune system to get to work. This “work” begins with a flood of immune cells to the skin’s surface, causing increased inflammation and the bright red color many of us are all too familiar with.
While the healing process can at times be a long, regretful affair, the swelling doesn’t need to cause an embarrassing explanation of your sun-induced mistake in public settings. Although on a private note, let this be a lesson to always apply SPF!
Enter CBD, your saving grace for skin that’s looking ultra-red and inflamed. CBD targets inflammation at the source through endocannabinoid receptors to calm your external barrier and bring homeostasis to skin in distress. How? While research on topical versus ingestible effects of CBD on skin is still underway, a body of evidence proves the endocannabinoid system (ECS) effectively modulates cutaneous surfaces. In other words, keep your ECS in check to maintain your skin’s equilibrium, whether you’re battling sunburn or common skin conditions like acne, eczema or psoriasis.
As the sun begins to shine a little brighter, now is the time of year to double-up on your sunscreen applications and avoid the unpleasant and unhealthy aftermath of an annual burn. Fortunately, for those who accidentally fall prey to a few too many rays or who are seeking more balanced, less inflamed skin all year round, CBD has got your back in more ways than one.
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