Cannabis and summertime go together like hot dogs and hamburgers.
There’s nothing like lighting up a joint during a barbecue with pals, or basking in the sunshine while sipping a refreshing cannabis-infused beverage.
Whether you’re lounging on the beach or just kicking it in the backyard, you may want to consider adding cannabinoids into your sun protection routine.
Topical CBD products have a ton of great benefits. Cannabis-based lotions, salves, oils, and even lip balms can keep your skin healthy no matter how high the outdoor temperatures get.
CBD sunscreen is one of the best new ways to incorporate cannabidiol into your everyday life.
Here are just some of the perks of adding a little CBD to your sun protection regimen.
CBD is becoming increasingly well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it an especially great tool to keep your skin healthy when it’s hot outside. Sunburn is an inflammatory response to the damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. As our skin’s health is put in jeopardy by these rays, our cell’s defenses are compromised. The damaged skin cell may be unable to repair itself properly as a result, and mutations that can lead to deadly skin cancers may begin to occur.
CBD will also lessen the odds that you’ll leave your day in the sun with a nasty case of heat rash. When our sweat glands become clogged on a hot day, we’re more likely to deal with the uncomfortable skin irritation that comes with extreme heat. CBD sunscreen may help you avoid unpleasant symptoms since it can suppress and regulate the oils secreted by the sebaceous glands.
Sun exposure is one of the major factors that can cause the skin to age prematurely. The American Academy of Dermatology advises using adequate protection from the sun in order to keep skin healthy and youthful-looking.
Using a CBD sunscreen can provide extra benefits to those looking to battle saggy skin and wrinkles. You’ll get the UV protection of sunscreen along with the anti-aging perks of CBD.
CBD is such an effective skin treatment due in part to the fact that it’s loaded with antioxidants. This means that it’s able to neutralize the harmful effects of the free radicals that commonly wreak havoc on our skin cells. Free radicals are chemically unstable molecules that can come from a number of commonly found sources. These include:
UV rays Air pollution Tobacco smoke
Alcohol Chemical fumes Processed and/or fatty foods
Once created, a free radical will steal the electron from a healthy molecule, which in turn causes that molecule to be destabilized and become a free radical itself. This creates a chain reaction that can cause significant cellular structure damage.
CBD can help to counteract that tissue damage caused by these so-called “energy suckers.” Similar to the way that lemon juice, another powerful antioxidant, can delay the browning of a cut apple, CBD can reduce the aging effect of oxidation on our skin cells.
An added bonus: remember how CBD fights inflammation? Inflammation can also lead to premature aging, as it can cause a breakdown in the collagen and elastin needed to keep skin firm and youthful-looking.