July has come to a close, and sadly, summer will be over before we know it. With only a handful of weekends left before school starts, people are rushing to the beach, the pool, or their backyard to soak up some sun. We might be hoping for a beautiful tan, but sometimes, we get burnt. Wellness and self-care writer Rajul Punjabi forgot to put on sunscreen while she was sitting by a pool in New Orleans, and the next day, her shoulders and back were hurting. She searched her desk drawer for something with aloe, and she found a CBD lotion. Out of curiosity – and a bit of desperation – she tried it and “felt an immediate cooling effect.” Punjabi was so impressed that she contacted Joyce Fox, a dermatologist at Cedars Sinai Hospital in California and a professor of clinical dermatology at UCLA. While Fox didn’t have definitive answers, she said that the idea of CBD as sun burn relief was “promising” “There have been [CBD products] that are recommended—not specifically necessarily for sunburn—but just as an anti-inflammatory.” “The mechanism of a sunburn is a release of inflammatory cells to kind of repair the skin. That’s why there’s increased sensitivity. There’s skin pressure and heat, swelling, and even blistering sometimes.” “If cannabinoids can help—no matter which way, topically or orally—then of course we’re open to that.”“I Tried CBD Lotion for Sunburn,” https://bit.ly/3ymqqRp The good news is that it is easy to try a post-sun CBD skin routine at home. You can add it to a favorite lotion and control your specific dosage. Also, if the lotion doesn’t have a strong scent, you can add essential oils to the mix for added comfort, like peppermint or lavender. Readers, we want to hear from you! Do you use CBD-infused lotions in your skin routine? Have you tried CBD for sun burns? Leave a comment below!