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CBD sugar scrub: Can exfoliating remove sun damage?

According to dermatologists the sun can prematurely age skin, cause several inflammatory or painful ailments, and it may take years for the individual to notice. Sun damage occurs in the outer and deeper layers of the skin. Meaning protecting the skin is necessary.

Using CBD sugar scrubs and regular exfoliation, according to studies and anecdotal evidence, can reduce or prevent the signs of aging, sun damage, and inflammatory illnesses. 

In your teens or early twenties, sun damage manifests as wrinkling, pigmentation, uneven textured skin, redness, and broken capillaries. 

How do you prevent or fix sun damage using CBD sugar scrub? Below is everything you need to know.

CBD sugar scrub: Can exfoliating remove sun damage?

  • Sun damage is best prevented. Recommend regular exfoliation using CBD sugar scrubs, use of gentle skin care products, and avoid overexposure to the sun. 
  • Over-exfoliation can damage the skin.  Use a gentle exfoliator and the tips of your finger to gently exfoliate. 
  • CBD oil can help prevent dryness and reduce the appearance of sun damage-related spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. 

What is sun photodamage and how do you fade sun damage naturally?

Sun damage, photodamage, photoaging, and solar damage refer to a condition that results from overexposure to UV light. UV light, according to dermatologists causes damage in deeper layers of the skin.

Because of that, it can take months or years before you notice any changes.

What are the symptoms of sun damage?

Photodamage may result from the sun or tanning beds. Studies suggest that tanning beds do more harm than the sun. 

because of that, it is recommended that you get your vitamin D or tan from the sun.

The ideal time to sunbathe is before 11 am and after 4 pm, depending on geographical location. In other words, avoid being outside when the sun is too hot. And if you must, wear sunscreen or protective clothing.

That said, you know that your skin is sun damaged if you exhibit the following symptoms.

  • Sun wrinkles. Wrinkling, depending on care, begins when you turn 25. Without proper care, one may appear older than they are. Apart from sun damage, wrinkling can also be a consequence of squinting, habitual frowning, and so on. The best way to prevent sun-related wrinkling is to wear protective clothing/sunscreen, avoid the midday sun, and exfoliate skin regularly using CBD sugar scrubs. 
  • Pigmentation. Can be a lifelong condition if enough damage occurs. You may notice dark spots or uneven-colored skin. A combination of exfoliation and CBD oil can help fade appearance and brighten skin (CBD has anti-oxidant properties. 
  • Inelasticity. Sun damage can cause tight, irritated, or itchy skin. Tight skin could also be a sign of over-exfoliation. Massaging CBD oil into the skin hydrates and helps prevent damage.
  • Redness and blotchiness.

What is the best oil for sun-damaged skin?

According to dermatologists, using a gentle exfoliant coupled with proper care can help prevent and fix sun damage.

A combination of CBD sugar scrubs and CBD moisturizers, oils, or creams promise benefits, including. 

  • Better product penetration. By removing the outer damaged layer of skin, topical products, including medicines, ointments, moisturizers, and sunscreens, can better penetrate the skin. 
  • Pain and irritation relief. As an analgesic, CBD oil is gentle on the skin and can help manage pain or irritation caused by the sun or exfoliation.
  • Slow down aging. There is evidence that regular exfoliation reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin damage.
  • Infection prevention. CBD exhibits anti-microbial action against antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.
  • Better circulation. Massaging CBD scrubs to the skin improves circulation. Improved circulation means more nutrients reaching the skin, inflammation prevention/relief, and glowing skin.
  • Ingrown hair prevention. By removing dead skin, dirt, debris, and grime, CBD sugar scrubs can help prevent ingrown hairs. 

What is the best exfoliator for sun-damaged skin?

Depending on skin type or health, you have the option of using CBD-based mechanical or chemical exfoliators. Chemical exfoliants do not require massaging or rubbing and come in varying concentrations.

You may add a few drops of CBD oil to a chemical exfoliant of choice, or apply CBD oil immediately after chemical exfoliation to prevent inflammation, irritation, redness, and to hasten skin healing. 

Dermatologists usually recommend chemical exfoliants for severely damaged skin. 

What you need to remember about chemical exfoliants is:

  • Glycolic and lactic acid exfoliators are best used to fix severely damaged skin. The exfoliants work by resurfacing uneven textured skin, supporting cell growth, and reducing surface pigmentation. However, said exfoliants can cause peeling, severe itching, burning sensation, and redness. You may use CBD oil to relieve said symptoms. Alternatively, you may use CBD sugar scrubs to gently exfoliate.
  • You must wear moisturizer and sun protection after exfoliation if you intend to go outside. 
  • Some chemical exfoliants can cause or exacerbate sun sensitivity. That makes it advisable to use chemical exfoliants before bed. CBD sugar scrubs are unlikely to cause photosensitivity and can thus be used at any time.
  • If you are new to chemical exfoliants, start with low concentrations and work your way up. 

Can you reverse sun damage using CBD sugar scrub?

Sun damage, for many, is irreversible. Treatments focus on the prevention of further damage and reducing the appearance of existing damage. Exfoliation helps to reduce the effects of aging and sun damage. 

To better support skin health, you must couple regular exfoliation with:

Get plenty of exercise

Exercise is good for the skin and overall health in that it boosts blood flow. Increased blood flow to the skin helps the body repair damage. Exercise tones, and tighten skin and is good for the immune system. 

Fifteen to thirty minutes of exercise daily is enough for the majority.

What to remember:

  • It is necessary to cleanse skin after sweating to prevent buildup. 
  • You may exfoliate up to three times a week, depending on skin type. Oily or acne-prone skin requires exfoliation three times or more a week.
  • Exercise can prevent skin sagging and sun damage-related conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, and acne. 

Manage stress, depression, and anxiety

Chronic stress can cause hyperpigmentation and skin damage.  That is not to say that stress can cause sun damage. Instead, when stressed, what happens is the skin becomes susceptible to dryness, wrinkles, and acne, all of which can be exacerbated by the sun.

Remember, the sun causes the body to secrete oils that can cause clogging, leading to acne and other inflammatory illnesses.

What to remember.

  • Regular CBD massages and body scrubs can lower stress, anxiety, or depression levels. 
  • CBD is a natural moisturizer and can thus help prevent skin dryness.
  • Lower stress levels improve immune function. 
  • CBD is a powerful, non-psychoactive anxiolytic. We recommend coupling religious use with exercise, building a mental health support system, maintaining good lifestyle habits, and lowering the use of alcohol and drugs. 

Why exfoliate sun damaged skin using CBD sugar scrub?

CBD sugar scrubs reduce or prevent sun damage because:

CBD is a good moisturizer

Dry skin is one of the main symptoms of sun damage. Applying CBD oil or CBD moisturizer directly to the skin helps it stay hydrated and inflammation free. 

For better results, dermatologists recommend staying hydrated and away or protected from the sun. 

Exfoliation helps to remove the outer dry or dead layer of skin.

CBD sugar scrubs help brighten sun spots

Without protection, you may notice sun spots hours or days after sun exposure. Said spots can appear anywhere but are common on hands, arms, and face. 

As an antioxidant and bearing essential fatty acids, CBD prevents or counters oxidation. That helps the body to neutralize free radicals that damage the skin. Regular application can thus help prevent hyperpigmentation. 

If you have pigmentation, you may apply CBD oil and remedies, including:

  • Apple cider vinegar. May irritate or damage skin, depending on concentration. Recommend applying CBD oil after application.
  • Tomato paste. Studies suggest that tomato paste contains lycopene, a carotenoid that may protect skin from short- or long-term photodamage.
  • Sour or buttermilk. Can lighten discolored skin.

How to prevent sun damage using CBD oil

According to the Center for Disease Control, sun damage can be prevented by doing the following. 

  • Wear protective clothing, including hats, sunglasses, and sunscreens. 
  • Avoid the sun between 10 am and 2 pm (UV rays are strongest). 

We recommend following CDC guidance coupled with,

  • CBD face and body massages -to improve circulation and overall skin health. 
  • CBD sugar scrubs to avoid irritation and buildup.