Internet is brimming with the health benefits of CBD. It can treat Epilepsy, anxiety, Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s and depression, but now CBD has found to be effective even in sunburns.
Sunburn is a reaction of the skin to ultraviolet rays. When UV rays damage the skin, the body sends the inflammatory cells to the sunburn site as a preventive mechanism. Sunburns usually take time to appear after sun exposure. The symptoms of sunburns are redness, skin peeling, and pain. UV rays are of two types – UVA and UVB. UVA has a longer wavelength and infiltrates the skin deeply while UVB has a shorter wavelength and penetrate the skin only superficially.
CBD is used worldwide for its healthy properties. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties which can treat the pain related to sunburn, anti-bacterial properties to prevent the infection on the burned skin, and antioxidant properties to fight the free radicals. The essential fatty acid present in the CBD is very helpful in fixing the dry skin.
There hasn’t been much research on the effect of CBD on sunburn, but anecdotal evidence is highly promising. Next time when you find yourself sunburned, try CBD sunscreens.