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What are the benefits of CBD-infused after sun products?

Time spent in the sun should be enjoyable, without the worry of long-term skin damage



CBD extracts in after sun care products can restore and promote healthy skin

After sun products containing CBD extracts could play an important role in helping ease skin irritation caused by too much sun exposure.

Summer is officially here – and time spent outdoors should be fun, without the worry of our skin being damaged by sunburn.

We all understand how important it is to protect the skin from harsh UV rays with a broad spectrum SPF. But what about after exposure to the sun, which can leave skin feeling red, sore and irritated?

When skin is burned by the sun, it is advised to treat it as soon as possible and cannabis-derived products may help to repair the affected area.

CBD is one of more than 100 cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis sativa plant. Due to its anti-inflammatory and calming properties, it could play an important role in the prevention and aftercare of sun damaged skin.

Treating the area with CBD infused products can help to restore its natural barriers, promoting healthy skin.

CBD molecules also contain anti-bacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents that can help to heal the skin post-sun exposure.

Tamara McAsey, product director and head formulator at CBD skincare brand, Cannafull, explained: “It’s very important to treat the skin quickly after sun exposure to avoid discomfort, sore and itchy skin.

“The sooner we can treat sunburned skin the better it is to avoid long-term damage.

“CBD products offer great soothing affects with its anti-inflammatory agents.”

Inflammation is the body’s immune system responding to sunburn – that can often be painful and debilitating – but CBD’s strong anti-inflammatory properties may help alleviate the discomfort.

CBD-infused after sun products will hydrate dry, dehydrated skin and help restore the skin’s moisture balance. Meanwhile, its calming properties provide a rich cooling sensation to help soother the skin.

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CBD products could help look after the skin post-sun exposure

Sun specialists have advised that post-sun treatment is essential especially if you have experienced sunburn, which can damage the skin in the long run.

According to the NHS sunburn is ‘red, hot and sore skin caused by too much sun.’ Coming in four degrees, it can range from a light discolouring and soreness, to full blisters and flaking of the skin.

“Products that contain CBD can be crucial in combatting these issues, we need to rebuild the skin, to help with itching and discomfort,” added Tamara.

Sun damaged skin can often lead to pemature ageing, which is also known as photoaging and can result in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. UV rays can play an active part in the ageing effects of the skin, and leaving it untreated after exposure can lead to changes in the skin’s collagen and elastin levels.

CBD that is applied topically is full of antioxidants, substances that help protect the skin’s surface from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and environmental aggressors.

US brand, CBD American Shaman’s, chief financial officer from Leigh Geither, expressed: “CBD-infused topicals are a great way to keep your skin healthy, any irritations and inflammation on the surface can be relieved [this way].”

The formulations of after sun CBD products can vary, ranging from gel-like consistencies to lotions or balms.

There are many CBD-infused products on the market claiming to offer protection and prevention from after-sun damage, those that contain high quality, pure CBD oil are likely to be the most effective in soothing overexposed skin.

Many will also include other ingredients that have added benefits to keep the skin healthy and glowing.

As Tamara said: “CBD in after sun care products can also include hemp seed, MCT and coconut oil to hydrate and lock the skin, in order that no moisture is lost.

“Some popular topicals can also include hyaluronic acid and humectants that is very effective in replenishing and nourishing the skin on the inside and the outside.”


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