What is a sunburn?
A sunburn is the skin’s reaction to ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays cause damage to the skin; a sunburn occurs when the body sends inflammatory cells to the site of the damage in an attempt to heal, guard the skin against further damage, and motivate the human to get out of the sun. Sunburns are a delayed response, and will appear sometime after the sun exposure that caused them. Peak redness will appear 12–24 hours after exposure. Sunburn symptoms are generally limited to redness, peeling skin, and pain, but can include nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills in some cases. There are two types of UV rays that reach earth from the sun: UVA and UVB. UVA rays have a longer wavelength and penetrate the skin more deeply, while UVB rays have a shorter wavelength and only penetrate the skin superficially. UVB rays are what cause sunburns, though UVA rays contribute to skin ageing and cancer risk. When choosing a sunscreen, make sure to choose one with broad-spectrum protection that guards against both.
Can CBD help treat a sunburn?
According to research, CBD has previously exhibited traits that could be of use to those suffering sunburn. Examples include anti-inflammatory, which targets the main mechanism of sunburn-related pain; antibacterial, which is useful since burned skin is especially susceptible to infection; antioxidant, which is useful in fighting free radicals. CBD is also believed to elevate anandamide, an endogenous cannabinoid involved in several biological processes.
Products we recommend for treating sunburns:
Organa CBD Tattoo Aftercare
Organa CBD Tan Extender