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Unpleasant sunburn - here's how CBD can help

Unpleasant sunburn - here's how CBD can help

Cannabidiol is an all-rounder in a class of its own and can provide excellent services for many different complaints. CBD is not only a great helper for pain and sleeping problems, but also for wound healing and skin regeneration. This is due to the excellent ingredients that are still contained in CBD. In combination with aloe vera, CBD is unbeatable against sunburn. We are all familiar with the feeling that we have not applied enough sunscreen and our skin is red and irritated and we feel as if we are burning up. The sunburn robs us of our sleep at night because the affected areas only hurt. But this does not have to be the case, CBD oil combined with aloe vera can help in the best way. 

What is sunburn and how does it develop?

Sunburn inflames the affected areas of the skin. This also means that cell damage can occur. The excessive dose of UV rays causes the skin cells to release messenger substances such as histamine, interleukin, serotonin and prostaglandin, thus causing the blood vessels to dilate. At the same time, these messenger substances are also responsible for the reddening of the skin. Sunburn usually occurs with a time delay and appears about three to six hours after sunbathing. It reaches its peak after 12 to 24 hours. Only then does the redness subside and the skin scales over the following days. 

Even if the sunburn subsides, it can leave permanent damage to the skin. One of the long-term side effects is the development of white and black skin cancer. But faster skin ageing is also due to sunburn. In view of this, it is particularly important to always protect the skin from harmful UV rays so as not to risk sunburn in the first place. But if it is already too late, CBD oil or a lotion with cannabidiol can be an important helper. In combination with aloe vera, the skin is additionally cooled and cared for and the regeneration of the cells is accelerated, as both substances support each other perfectly. 

What makes CBD so interesting for sunburn? 

CBD is full of fatty acids, terpenes and flavonoids. But CBD also contains vitamins. For example:

  • Vitamin B1: Vitamin B1 (thiamine) has an important role in energy production from carbohydrates and protein. But vitamin B1 is also essential for the nervous system. 
  • Vitamin B2: As a component of coenzymes, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is involved in countless metabolic reactions. It plays an important role in the respiratory chain, in the metabolism of fatty and amino acids as well as in growth and development. At the same time, it ensures normal cell function. 
  • Vitamin B3: Vitamin B3 (niacin), on the other hand, is not only a cholesterol and blood fat reducer, but can also protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. This significantly reduces the risk of developing skin cancer. At the same time, vitamin B3 is also known as a nerve vitamin and can reduce stress. The heart, liver, kidneys and immune system also benefit from niacin and need it to stay healthy. 
  • Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is more or less a collective term for various substances. This vitamin not only regulates the central processes in the metabolism, but is also indispensable in fat metabolism. At the same time, the body needs vitamin B6 so that proteins can be converted and incorporated. Vitamin B6 also has a positive influence on the nerves and the immune system and also determines hormone activities. 
  • Vitamin B9: Vitamin B8 (folic acid) is essential for cell division and the formation of new cells. Furthermore, it plays a major role in iron and vitamin B12 metabolism. As studies show, folic acid also helps to protect the cardiovascular system. 

A large part of the ingredients in CBD are thus of great importance for cell renewal and regeneration. This shows, among other things, that cannabidiol can be used excellently for sunburn. But especially in combination with aloe vera, CBD is unbeatable. 


Make your own aloe vera gel with CBD

The combination of aloe vera and CBD is excellent, as the ingredients support each other and thus clearly help the skin to heal faster and is also particularly well cared for. To make an after-sun product with aloe vera and CBD, simply scrape out the gel from the aloe vera plant and add some water and CBD oil in a blender. The gel can be kept in the fridge for about 3 days. If you want to do something good for yourself, you can also mix in 10 drops of vitamin E oil. 

On the one hand, vitamin E is a cell protection vitamin that protects the body's cells from harmful influences and free radicals. At the same time, it makes the lotion last longer and it will keep in the fridge for about 14 days. 

The gel is then simply applied before showering, where it should soak in for about 30 minutes. After showering, a lotion with CBD oil can then be applied. As a rule, the pain of the sunburn is quickly relieved and the redness should also be gone the next day if the sunburn is not too severe. 


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