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How CBD and Aloe Vera Make a Powerful Team Fighting Burns

CBD and Aloe Vera Fighting Burns

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Both CBD and Aloe Vera have earned themselves big reputations when it comes to skincare in general over the past few decades. Today, the number of skincare products containing CBD and Aloe Vera is staggering. But these powerful natural extracts can do a lot more for your skin than just keep it looking good. And one of the things they are most useful for is the home treatment of burns.

Burns can range hugely in severity. Whether you’ve caught some sun damage while out and about on a hot day without sunscreen, or you accidentally brushed off the inside of a hot oven when cooking, burns are a really common problem for most of us. While they might not seem like anything to get too worried about, even mild burns on the skin can cause lasting damage, but studies show that CBD and Aloe vera, combined can help treat burns.

CBD stands for cannabidiol. This is an oil which is extracted from the cannabis plant. No need to panic about getting “high” though. CBD extract doesn’t cause the psychoactive effects that are commonly associated with cannabis. Instead, this oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory, mood stabilizer, and skin regulator.

Aloe Vera is a plant that originates in Sudan and other arid landscapes. The long, spiky leaves of this succulent are jam-packed with a gel rich in medicinal properties and has been used as a herbal medicine for centuries.

Natural remedies for skin care are more popular than ever before. Both men and women are using natural products like:

  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Essential oils such as tea tree oil
  • Oatmeal

Can be used to treat their skin woes at home. Big beauty brands have noticed the Aloe and CBD trend and are therefore responding by creating anti-aging and hydrating Aloe and CBD oil serums, shea butters, lotions and potions. But what about burns?

Treating Burns with CBD and Aloe Vera

CBD has been proven time and time again to act as a powerful anti-inflammatory. In fact, there is so much evidence to support this that it is now being researched as a potential treatment for a wide range of chronic inflammation disorders. These include arthritis, asthma, tuberculosis and hepatitis. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first CBD drug. It seems it is finally being taken seriously as a medical treatment and CBD products are popping up everywhere as a result.

When the skin is burned, inflammation occurs, sometimes to a very large extent. Even some light sunburn can cause inflammation which results in the bright red colour of the skin, some swelling and tightness, and of course, pain. The more severe the burn, the more severe the inflammation.

Studies have shown that Aloe Vera is an antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal agent. This means that it can minimize the chances of infection in the damaged skin. Aloe Vera can be used, for this reason, as a disinfectant on any wound including burns. It’s gel will keep the skin clean, prevent the growth of bacteria, and speed up the healing process.

A Serious Medical Treatment?

Although some of the rather sensationalist claims that CBD and Aloe Vera can treat, cure or prevent any disease are based on nothing but rumour and fake news, there is enough scientific data today to take both seriously as a medicinal treatment. In terms of treating burns at home, the combined superpowers of these natural ingredients will give your skin the best possible chance of healing thoroughly and speedily.

However, if you burn your skin very badly you should never hesitate to visit a nearby emergency room. The skin is our biggest organ and our greatest ally in the protection of the body from the outside world. So when in doubt, it’s always better to be safe than sorry!

Sarah Tyrrell
Sarah Tyrrell
Sarah Tyrrell is a health, wellness, and lifestyle writer based in Ireland whose work has appeared in The Irish Times and The Independent, among others. In 2017, she founded the lifestyle brand “Self Love and Sarah” to promote healthy self image and body positivity for women.

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