Sunburns occur as a result of overexposure to the sun, or the absorption of too much ultraviolet light (UV). Sunburn is a toxic response from your body that happens because it has been overwhelmed by UV radiation. Sunburns are easily avoidable. Some ways to avoid sunburns can include wearing sunblock, limiting direct sun exposure, and wearing sun-protecting clothes and/or accessories. Though these seem to be simple methods to avoid the discomforts of sunburns, most people will experience sunburns at some point in their lives. Hemp oil is ideal for helping to treat sunburns.
Hemp oil helps protect every layer of the skin. Using it topically, after you have been sunburned can help to soothe the lower layers of skin that may not have been visibly affected. The omega-6 component of hemp oil helps to increase the skins oxygenation as well as increase blood circulation. By helping your body draw attention to (increasing blood circulation) healing its sunburned skin, you will experience less discomfort for a shorter duration of time. This, in turn, helps to soothe sunburned skin as well as heal it.
Even though sunburns may appear to manifest only as reddened, painful skin, in many cases sunburns can also cause slight inflammation. Hemp oil also acts as an anti-inflammatory. This component of hemp oil can help to lessen the pain associated with inflamed, sunburned skin.
There is nothing like the feeling of being crisp after you have been out in the sun for an extended period of time. The burning feeling may not be so bad at the beginning but can soak in and worsen as time passes. Hemp oil can help to moisturize and soothe your skin without leaving a sticky, oily residue.
The component of hemp oil that directly relates to the moisture in one’s skin is gamma linoleic acid (GLA). Gamma-linoleic acid is the chemical in your body that regulates sebum production. Sebum is more commonly known as the oily matter that your body secretes. Working naturally with your body, hemp oil can help balance the appropriate amount of gamma linoleic acid that is produced. For people that have naturally oily skin, hemp oil will help to break up the excess sebum that may be causing clogged pores. For those who have dry skin, hemp oil can help to properly moisturize and help to create an ideal amount of sebum production in your system. Maintaining the proper amount of moisture and hydration in your skin can greatly help to efficiently heal sunburned skin.
When an individual has gotten sunburned, he or she has damaged the top layer of his or her skin. Your skin can become flaky, brittle, and peal. Hemp oil is the only plant that contains optimal levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, it has a very high content of other essential fatty acids, vitamins (including vitamins A, D, and E), and antioxidants. These components all contribute to hemp oils unique ability to heal irritated skin.
Hemp oil is a versatile oil with numerous benefits. Hemp oil contains many natural components that make it an excellent product to treat sunburns. Not only will it help alleviate the discomforts from your sunburn, but using hemp oil will also leave your skin looking healthier and feeling smoother.