Ease the Pain of the Summertime Sunburn With a Cannabis Topical
We're enjoying another sizzling summer! Unfortunately, too much fun in the sun can sometimes lead to a nasty sunburn. If you find yourself seeking relief from being overexposed to the sun’s harmful rays, you may be surprised to learn that a medical marijuana topical may be the soothing solution you didn’t know you needed.
What Are the Symptoms of a Sunburn?
Having knowledge of the symptoms of a sunburn may help you understand the way that a marijuana topical could ease your pain. Everyone knows that a sunburn can be painful, but what is actually going on in your sunburnt body?
According to the University of Texas MD Anderson Center, a sunburn is caused when the ultraviolet rays of the sun damage your skin. Although it’s called a sunburn, it isn’t the same as when you burn your skin by touching something hot.
When you are overexposed to the sun, your skin cells are hit with more UV rays than they can manage. This damage can cause some of your skin cells to die off. When you have a sunburn, the blood vessels in the affected area dilate. The reason for this is to increase blood flow, which brings immune cells to the skin to begin repairing the damage.
This process causes swelling, inflammation, and redness, which are tell-tale symptoms of a sunburn. The pain that you feel is the repair process taking affect. Of course, one of the best ways to avoid a sunburn, other than staying out of the sun entirely, is to wear and consistently apply a high-SPF sunscreen. Of course, if you already have a sunburn, that advice is less than helpful.
What Is a Medical Marijuana Topical?
Topicals are a medical marijuana product which is often overlooked, probably because they are one of the few cannabis products that don’t give you the psychoactive “high” that you get from ingesting marijuana. But don’t dismiss them just because they don’t get you high. Medical marijuana topicals have amazing healing properties.
Topicals are ointments, including lotions, balms, or creams that have been Cannabis or CBD infused. They are a fantastic way to receive the benefits of hemp and marijuana in a non-invasive way, without having to worry about being impaired. Simply apply a topical directly to the skin for localized pain relief.
How Cannabis Topicals Can Help a Sunburn
One of the remarkable things about Cannabis topicals is that they allow you to pinpoint the area where you need pain relief. This makes them ideal for skin issues such as sunburn because you can simply apply the topical to the affected area of skin.
Most medical marijuana topicals include ingredients that are already good for your skin. If you read the ingredients list, you’ll see items such as Vitamin E, coconut oils, shea butter, and jojoba. But what makes marijuana topicals so effective in treating the pain caused by a sunburn is the addition of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD.
Many topicals will include either THC or CBD, but the most effective topicals seem to be those which contain both. When THC and CBD get the chance to work together, they create something known as The Entourage Effect, where they work together to produce greater pain-relieving results.
THC topicals are known to have both antiviral and antibacterial properties. They are also known to relieve pain and act as an analgesic. CBD topicals function as an anti-inflammatory agent, which can help with the painful swelling that can come with a sunburn, and they also have pain relieving properties. When you have a topical that contains THC and CBD, you get the best of both worlds.
Need Something Stronger?
Of course, if your sunburn is causing you discomfort, you may want to consider the pain-relieving powers of other marijuana products - the ones that do happen to give you an overall high. Pain relief is one of the most widely known uses of medical marijuana. While shopping Cannabis Craft Products for a topical, you may also want to stock up on additional cannabis products. By the way, if you’re looking for a discreet way to enjoy cannabis, we recommend trying a medical marijuana tincture.
Feel Good All Summer Long