Summer brings us so many glorious things: sunshine, time outside, and fun in the water. All of that, however, can also cause those little summer skin annoyances. Luckily, you can prevent and treat these issues with one simple ingredient: CBD!
Not much is worse than the constant itch of a mosquito bite. When you get bit, the immune system sends white blood cells and histamine to the area to fight the possible infection. This is what causes the intense itch, swelling and inflammation. Applying CBD topically can reduce the inflammation associated with a bite. It also reacts with the endocannabinoid receptors local to the bite, which can reduce itchiness even within 15 minutes.
Painful, red skin is the body’s inflammatory response to overexposure to UV. Because of this, CBD oil can also effectively soothe sunburn. CBD is also thought to help prevent overexposure to the sun by providing a layer of fatty acids, which act as an SPF themselves. Layer this hydrating sealant under your sunscreen and you’re ultra-protected!
When the weather heats up, so does our skin’s oil production. Oil and sebum are necessary for skin health, but too much can clog pores and cause breakouts. CBD oil regulates lots of skin functions, and one of them happens to be sebum production. Plus, CBD oil has strong antibacterial properties, which can also help heal existing acne.
Time outside means more exposure to allergens, and sometimes, our skin gets the worst of it. Hives can occur from heat and humidity or a particular allergen like poison ivy or even pollen. When applied to the skin, CBD acts as an antihistamine by preventing inflammation that causes the allergic reaction.
Don’t let summertime skin issues keep you inside. CBD oil can help prevent sunburn and acne, and can quickly treat itching, irritated skin. Keep a bottle of CBD oil handy this summer!