3 CBD Topicals to Soothe Summer Skin

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CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can protect and calm skin during the summer months.

We hope you’re enjoying the beautiful summer weather in Marin. Of course, being outdoors means that your skin is probably getting a lot more exposure to the elements.

And keeping that skin healthy is important—especially with skin cancer incidences on an upward trend. According to data from the National Cancer Institute, melanoma cases have tripled since the 1970s.

Taking a few precautionary steps to protect your skin can make a world of difference in your comfort level after your outdoor activities and in your overall health in the years to come. Hopefully, you’re:

  • Applying (and reapplying) a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30+
  • Venturing outside with a hat and UV-blocking sunglasses
  • Minimizing exposure to the sun by staying in the shade

While these measures are effective most of the time, sometimes even the best of us can forget about our sunburn prevention routines in the heat of the moment. Maybe you’re simply having too much fun to reapply sunscreen after getting out of the water. Or perhaps you have a fair complexion and can’t help but get a little sunburned after a few minutes outdoors.

A common remedy for dry, irritated skin is to apply aloe vera gel or moisturizer to the affected area. But have you ever considered using a cannabidiol (CBD) topical on sunburned skin?

CBD’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties can soothe hot, irritated skin, while also protecting it from further sun damage.

Have a look at our picks for hydrating and healing CBD topicals that you can apply to your skin after a long, fun-filled day of catching some rays.

HelloMD CBD Salve

1. Pure Ratios’ CBD Topical Salve

Pure Ratios was founded by natural health care practitioners—that’s why their products were developed with a distinctly herbalist approach. Its topical salve boasts a variety of phytonutrients like frankincense, turmeric and elderflower—and let’s not forget the 300 mg of CBD.

All of these ingredients work synergistically to ease pain and inflammation while also helping your skin recover more quickly after a sunburn.

HelloMD Plant Balm

2. Plant People’s CBD Plant Balm

Plant People’s CBD Plant Balm is for the eco-conscious consumer who also wants a full-spectrum product that’s packed with cannabinoids and terpenes. For every product it sells, Plant People plants a tree. And this balm contains 400 mg of organic, sun-grown, full-spectrum hemp CBD.

Use a pea-sized amount of this CBD balm to soothe discomforts, promote circulation and help your skin heal.

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3. Humble Flower Body & Face Oil

Your skin will thank you after you give it a taste of this Body & Face Oil from Humble Flower Co. With 200 mg of full-spectrum hemp CBD, this organic, spa-quality oil is highly nourishing, moisturizing and packed with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins that are meant to protect and hydrate your skin.

Slather this oil on any affected areas—it’s a great way to treat your skin after a long summer day.