Treating sunburn and bug bites with CBD

CBD for Sunburns and Insect Bites

Summertime has us spending a lot of time outdoors under the sun and in nature. See how using trying CBD for sunburns can help you get the most enjoyment out of those warm summer nights. CBD has many amazing properties when used both topically and ingested. CBD as a topical has gained widespread attention over the past 10 years. Now we see it added to face creams, salves, hair products and ointments. CBD is a highly effective anti-inflammatory ingredient and CBD for sunburn is a common summertime use.

Most of the damage done by prolonged exposure to the sun, results in inflamed skin. Often it is just the outer layers of the skin but, in extreme cases, the lower layers will also be damaged.

Topical skin salves can be very beneficial. Hempstrax Full Spectrum skin salve contains camphor and menthol which help to cool the skin. The organic essential oils combined with the full spectrum CBD can alleviate inflammation and calm the body’s inflammatory response.

CBD for Sunburns

Sunburn can be painful and irritating. CBD can help to ensure that the pain threshold is lowered. CBD can also speed up the healing process.

Aloe Vera is a great ingredient for treating both insect bites and sunburn. A few drops of Hempstrax Full Spectrum CBD Tincture with Melaleuca Essential Oil can be combined directly with aloe vera gel and applied directly to the skin. Try CBD for sunburns and bug bite relief this summer.

Insect bites can become extremely itchy. Often, this is caused by a small amount of saliva from the insect. It can create inflammation and redness. CBD can calm the body’s response by regulating the systems via the Endocannabinoid System.

CBD For Insect Bites

CBD has been proven to ensure a great night’s rest and to lower anxiety. Insect bites can often become itchy and irritated resulting in sleeplessness. 30-50mg of Full Spectrum CBD at night can help to ensure rest and peace.

Hempstrax CBD tincture can be added directly to your favorite suntan lotion. Just a few drops of the Unflavored Full Spectrum tincture applied with sunscreen can help protect the skin from sun damage. CBD has been shown to help reverse signs of aging. Many clinical trials have been conducted on CBD and the dermis proving that CBD can heal and restore skin.

Hempstrax topical CBD salve with Lavender and Lemongrass has powerful essential oils that can be used to deter insects and bugs without any harmful chemicals. A light layer applied to exposed skin can prevent bug bites.

It is always advised to wear a good sunscreen whenever you are exposed to the sun and to reapply frequently. Try to limit direct sun exposure by ensuring to bring a beach umbrella or a hat. Staying out of the sun during the most extreme heat is advisable.

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Sarah Rutherford - Contributor

Sarah Rutherford - Contributor

Sarah has been interested in plant medicine for over 20 years. She draws on her experience working in the health and wellness field and applies it to the CBD industry.