CBD and Summer – How One Complements Another?

For many people, summer is the most adventurous and exciting season out of all four. Unlimited sunshine, breathtaking places, comfortable clothing, millions of stars in the night sky and new experiences pretty much waiting for you behind every corner. Sounds lovely, right? At the same time, another type of relationship with summer exists as some people find this season hard and sometimes even impossible to enjoy. Generalizing is probably one of the worst things we can do when talking about summer, but we will not deny that this season is indeed charming; we just need to discover it. This month we will talk precisely about that – we dedicated June to newly present you the attributes without which summer would not be worth waiting. So, let’s fill our summer with tasty food, refreshing drinks, never-ending beauty and entertainment to remember!

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We briefly mentioned that people might have both love and hate relationship with the summer season. There are many valid explanations why this is happening, mainly depending on the people themselves and their personal lives. Maybe something has happened one summer that they do not want to remember, perhaps they just don’t like the heat, maybe the reasoning behind it is even more serious... Well- we are not the ones to judge but the ones to help, so today, we will talk precisely about how CBD can help us survive all summer disasters.

Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder... What?!

It is no secret that seasonal transitions have profound effect on our daily lives. We must admit that it is slightly strange to talk about negative side of seasonal transitions as we say farewell to spring and hello to summer. However, our feelings and emotions do depend on differences in temperature and weather changes despite whether we step into dark and cold months, late autumn rains and short winter days or witness the beginning of summer. In reality, neither adds us confidence and happiness, but summer next to all that causes people mixed emotions including anxiety because of their body image, hectic schedules, concerns of burning out and, of course, holiday envy.

As researchers guess, summer seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a depression mainly caused, as researchers assume, by longer days, increasing heat and humidity. As experts say, all seasonal disorders are believed to be closely related to sunlight patterns. Therefore, the sun should be blamed for the problems. Sunlight, together with actively ageing our skin, turns off the melatonin production in our bodies. Accordingly, we have a smaller timeframe to produce enough melatonin hormone to put our sleep-wake cycle in order during the summer. Usually resulting in lethargy and sadness, SAD also includes troubles sleeping, heightened anxiety, loss of appetite, and weight loss. As unfair as it may sound, researchers have found that women are more likely to be affected by SAD than men despite reporting more severe symptoms.

How to Solve the Problem When it Lies Within?

Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder is not a very common phenomenon and, according to experts, affect on average 1 in 20 adult Americans. While it is argued that the sun and long hot summer days should be blamed for this, we also should look inside ourselves before blaming something that we cannot change. As roots of many various problems may lie hidden in our thoughts and bodies, it could make us more vulnerable despite not being the problem themselves. The good news is those problems can usually be solved in simple yet very clever ways, and at the same time as it will help us fight summer disasters, it will also make us feel happy and relaxed all year round.

Last autumn, we talked about preparing our bodies and thought for the upcoming winter cold. We advised you to exercise regularly, eat healthily, not rush, take care of yourself, and emphasized the importance of a regular sleep cycle. Although we won’t find negative temperatures during the summer months, the ways to fight summer seasonal affective disorder are pretty similar. We need exercising to boost our mood while a healthy and balanced diet helps provide the body with all the necessary nutrients and vitamins. Taking little breaks and immersing ourselves in calming thoughts helps everyone stay focused and be more productive while sleep based on what we discussed a few paragraphs earlier, helps us relax and feel more energetic.

However, sometimes it is challenging to keep promises and just take care of yourself because summer is one of the busiest times of the year. Despite holidays, there is twice as much work and stress both before leaving for holidays and coming back to work after them. CBD products in summer are indispensable because it helps you feel calmer and reduce anxiety we usually experience when travelling or trying to combine work with relaxation and because it helps to enjoy more quality sleep and is excellent for relieving various pain. 

Correct and consistent use of CBD Oil Drops is necessary not only in summer but all year round- we know that miracles do not happen in an instant. Now in our store, you can find as many as three different types of CBD Oil Drops! One has already become our bestselling product, other ones have ZERO THC, and the newest ones – CBG Oil Drops have higher potential. All you need to do is take advantage of the discounts available and start enjoying the summer to its fullest!

Which is More Important – Inside or Outside?

The biggest but not the only difference between our internal and external problems is that the latter is easier to notice, which means that they are much easier to solve. During summer, no matter how we choose to spend it, we are inevitably exposed to more significant amounts of sunshine. Our skin is not happy about it; it is the same love and hate relationship, just another level! We can improve the situation by using various skin care products, masks, oils, serums, creams and more. Although different skin types require extra care in the summer, the essential thing is the right ingredients and preparations for all occasions!

It cannot be more obvious – here we are talking about the necessary moisturizing of the skin, its protection from UV rays, enrichment with vital natural substances and skincare products that are always with you. CBD Cosmetics are beneficial for our precious skin. It has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, so you can use CBD Topicals to reduce swelling, pain, redness, and skin irritation without any worries. These problems are among the most common calamities that make us sad when we really should be enjoying the summer. Providing a unique calming effect, CBD Cosmetics have a positive impact on the skin, so before you start getting ready for summer, visit our store, where an even more extensive selection of CBD Cosmetics will be available soon.

Summer is a happy time, and every person deserves to enjoy those three months to the fullest. Do not be afraid to try many different things until the autumn comes and experience only the most beautiful feelings. CBD Products will help you feel more assured of summer fun and will become another necessary attribute of a safe and fun summer.

Too long, didn’t read? Summer depression is a thing, and - to believe experts- it is caused by changing sunlight patterns. Summer seasonal affective disorder results in heightened anxiety, trouble sleeping, and appetite loss but can be eased by using the highest quality CBD products! For a summer without any worries, choose CBD or CBG Oil Drops and a full range of CBD Cosmetics.

Hello? Sunshine is Calling – Come Outside!

Going outside and having more sunny days than before are associated precisely with spring. When greyish snowy clouds scatter, and the first flower blossoms show, you may know that you are about to spend a lot of time outdoors. Maybe you will be playing basketball with friends, riding your bike in the village, jogging in a park, walking a dog or quietly reading a book on a lakeshore – the spring is lovely for so many reasons that it would take too much time just to try and list them all. What unites these activities is fresh air and sunshine leading your every step and ensuring only the best emotions. However, every minute spent outdoors can be overshadowed by bright sun and heat. How can we prepare for it and face every adventure as bravely as could?

Some say they can sunbathe for hours and it would still not be enough, while for others, five minutes spent in the sun is already too much. Sunbathing, no matter how fun it may sound, is a very responsible activity because sun rays affect us and our skin even when the weather may look cloudy. To protect you from painful experiences, today we will talk about the sun and sunbathing's three significant problems – sunburn blisters, skin pigmentation, and heatstroke.

Why Little Sunburn Blisters Hurt So Much?

Rising temperatures mean more time spent in the fresh air and lighter and more comfortable clothing. Although winter or autumn clothing can also be comfortable, in the spring, we all enjoy wearing short-sleeved shirts; we start pulling dresses and skirts out of our closets and say goodbye to jackets and coats for at least half a year. No matter how much fun it is, this time also means that our skin will be more exposed to the sun, so the joyful moments outside can end up in unwanted tan lines, usually accompanied by painful sunburn blisters. 

Sunburns are pale-coloured blisters on the skin's surface that occur from a few hours to a day after sun exposure. Although it may not seem so scary, we start to feel pain around the burnt areas, which is difficult to bear after at least a day. We then struggle to find a comfortable position to sleep or sit; we experience pain while putting on clothing and having any other skin contact. After a while, the skin begins to peel off, and sunburns start to fade and heal. However, if the sunburn is more dangerous, it will be more painful – it means you will probably have watery blisters and bursting them can lead to an infection. In this situation, the healing process would be much more complicating, and there is a greater chance of having scars. 

It is essential to understand that sunburns are often accompanied by certain health complications – vomiting, pain, chills or fever, dizziness, and more. On the other hand, sunburns are relatively easy to prevent – more about this at the end of this blog!

How and Why our Skin Change Colour?

It is widely acceptable to distinguish people into several races by their skin colour. However, there are many different skin tones among more than seven billion humans – after all, even in cosmetic shops, we see many different tones to suit clients' needs. But now, let's ditch cosmetics and talk about something more serious. Intentional sunbathing and frequent visits to the solarium force our skin cells to produce more melanin – a natural skin pigment responsible for our eye and hair colours. Therefore, the more time we spend in the sun, the more melanin is produced and the more tanned we get. 

The overall process now seems quite simple; however, there are two different types of melanin. Eumelanin gives the skin so much wanted brown shade and tan, while pheomelanin production results in red burns and is far from what we would like. The oddities do not end here either, as after sunbathing, we can see different skin colour patches – pigmentation differences. One of the possible causes of skin pigmentation is the production of melanin, but in many cases, it can also mean the growth of bacteria, blood vessel changes, inflammation, etc. For this reason, it is essential to look at sunburns and skin discolouration responsible as more prominent and more noticeable pigmentation patches, for example, can mean a higher risk of getting cancer. 

We must mention that a change in body colour is more of a cosmetic thing than negatively affecting physical health, but it is always better to be safe than sorry.

How Does the Sun Penetrate our Bodies and Heads?

Staying in the fresh air and engaging in various activities is fun until we start to feel the harmful effects of heat and sun. One of the most relevant problems and, sadly, one of the least understood by society is heatstroke. People of all ages can experience a heatstroke, while considered the most dangerous for children, the elderly and those with heart problems. Heatstroke happens due to prolonged exposure to high temperatures, resulting in the body's inability to control its internal temperature. Elevated body temperature can lead to pain, dizziness, vomiting, disorientation, cramps, fainting and even a severe loss of consciousness. 

Heatstroke is not a simple problem like sunburns and blisters that can be solved on your own – once you feel the symptoms of a heat stroke, you should immediately end whatever you are doing and visit specialists. While it is quite a severe problem, it is relatively easy to recognize the upcoming threat and prevent it from happening. Symptoms of heatstroke include non-sweating despite high temperature, weaker and more dull breathing, muscles pain, etc. We have already mentioned that after having a heat stroke, the body is unable to control its internal temperature – due to that, our internal organs start to heat up and shut down. In general, not paying attention to the symptoms can be very painful and lead to complex and long-term health problems.

Nevertheless, it is pretty simple to avoid such things – one needs to drink more water, cover the head with a hat or a scarf, from time to time spend some time in shadows, and spend time outdoors when the sun is least active, in morning or afternoons. At noon the sun is at its highest point, so we feel the most extraordinary heat – we advise everyone to have a little siesta after eating lunch and plan activities in less sunny hours.

What's the Secret of Enjoying Sunshine?

From what we have told you today, it is easy to understand that the sun is both a positive and a negative thing. To enjoy its rays so that you do not regret it after, we must face it prepared. We already mentioned drinking loads of water and enjoying the sun in later hours, but in addition to all this, we need to take care of our skin as for it, the UV rays are the most damaging.

The skin needs to be taken care of before sunbathing, during, and after. Before spending time in the sun and wanting the most beautiful tan, dermatologists advise moisturizing the skin as much as possible because dehydrated skin is more exposed to UV rays. You may use creams and lotions to help restore and strengthen the protective layer of the skin. Secondly, you should exfoliate the skin to get rid of dead skin cells. However, it is important not to overdo it as the skin can become irritating – consult your cosmetician before the sunny season to have the most fantastic skincare products waiting to be used. What else can be done? You should include as much carotene and Vitamin E in your daily diet as you can eat. Choose orange vegetables and fruits, have carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins for lunch and mangoes for a healthy snack. Vitamin E can be found in vegetable oil, almonds, nuts, so sun protection is essential and really tasty.

Diving into adventures sounds like a lot of fun as you are excited to know where they would take you. On the other hand, sunburns and blisters are the exact opposite, and although extreme, the pain can be unbearable. To have a beautiful tan and avoid blisters' formation, you need to expose yourself to the sun progressively. Therefore, few shorter sessions are better than one long. At the same time, dermatologists advise smearing the skin with a high protection level sunscreen, which will lessen harmful UV rays and guarantee an even tan. Do not forget - it is better to hide in shadows from time to time than to lie in the sun all the time.

To protect the skin after sunbathing, you need to use nourishing cream, body butter or lotion – our cream is perfect for that! It will cool the skin after heat, allow it to relax and restore moisture levels. Besides, the cold shower works as well as applying aloe vera gel! However, if safe sunbathing techniques have not worked as you wished them to and you have burns on your skin, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the treatment and use our balm to speed the healing process.

Spring and summer are great times for adventures, but like any of them, your need to be prepared and think before doing. Be aware of sunny dangers to avoid regretting your decisions later. Enjoy spending time in the sun!

New Year, New Skin – Leave Bad Skincare Routine in 2020!

New year, new life! - sounds like a perfect New Year’s resolution and, yet the chances to accomplish it are at all a time low. We now have been under quarantine restrictions for almost a year, thus our lives are limited within the scope of four walls. Of course, national lockdown does have some advantages – more time for us, and for the family, time for our hobbies and new things, new pets and new tasty home-made dishes, etc. On the other hand, we haven’t seen our friends eye-to-eye for a long time, we had to celebrate the biggest celebrations alone, and some people even lost their jobs due to the ongoing pandemic. 

The situation is far from perfect, and the worst thing that it does not come alone – it brought us depression, anxiety, and overall sadness… Forced closure changes not only our souls but also our appearance, and, sadly, our sensitive skin suffers the most. How can we improve our skin’s wellbeing and overall beauty? What methods work best to recover damaged and irritated skin?

Skin’s Secrets – Things You Did and Didn’t Know Before

Skin is no doubt the most exposed organ of our bodies – and the biggest as well! Around two square meters of flesh performs several functions: it protects us and our internal parts from physical threats, thus acting as an immunity shield; it regulates the internal temperature and cools the body by protecting it against overheating; it allows us to sense everything around us by containing a sizable network of nerve cells. Significant skin functions evolved so that humans – and animals – could fully function in an unpredictable world. Speaking of evolution, it did not spare our skin change - modern human predecessors are known to be covered in hair from head to toe. Now, enough though our whole skin surface is still covered with hairs, some are very tiny and almost invisible for a naked eye – hair eventually started to lose its heating need as the climate got warmer.

Despite the weather and climate conditions, each skin deserved proper care, and while there are several different skin types, their all have their traits and needs. For example, a normal skin type is the easiest to take care of as the skin is neither dry nor oily, and the surface is smooth. On the other hand, people with oily skin type are a few times more likely to get pimples and blackheads, thus needing special cleansers and toners to reduce skin’s greasiness. Dry skin is flaky, yet the pores are barely visible; however, this does not protect the skin from various irritations, and such skin type is often associated with redness and blushes. Combination skin type has both dry and oily skin types traits, so, usually, people with such skin type have to use numerous products every day to treat different skin areas. 

What My Skin Does and Doesn’t Like?

This question is easy and tricky to answer both at the same time. To make things more understandable, we should think of skin as a mirror, which exposes our good and bad habits – skin will lose its elasticity after years of smoking, and it will look younger when drinking loads of water and eating healthy foods. It may sound like skin kind of loves stability as it should eventually get used to the usual routine. However, any skin type hates things that last for too long, especially an unsuitable environment.

We intentionally first talked about the lockdown and being at home for long periods because dry indoor air, heating, and wintertime are skin’s worst enemies. Cold season suggests temperature fluctuations when it comes to outside and inside – our skin experience severe stress as a result and may show negative symptoms such as irritation, redness, dryness, or rash. Moreover, a cold period means warm yet dry premises – when surrounding air lacks humidity, skin starts to dry out as well; this usually leads to skin flaking, painful cracks, and chapped lips, various allergies. 

Besides, we tend to associate the pandemic lockdown with tiredness and laziness – for this reason, we do not want to do anything and abandon ourselves both internally and externally. At first, we are several times more likely to order fast-food than to cook ourselves, and this habit leads to consuming large amounts of calories and nowhere to use them. Worthless nutrients accumulate in our bodies and eventually penetrate the surface of the skin in a form of painful acne and blackheads. Secondly, with nowhere to go, we tend to spend our days in comfortable pyjamas without washing our hair and, of course, without taking proper care of our skin. Even though we encourage everyone to stay natural, it’s not great to leave our skin alone in the fight for its beauty. The abandonment of our usual skincare routines occurred around the same time last year, and such a long period of neglected skin can often be the cause of various rashes, allergies, irritation, etc.

How I Can Help My Lovely Skin Recover?

We would not surprise anyone by saying that the first thing that leads to nice skin is proper hydration – drink enough water regularly no matter it is a lockdown or not. One of the most obvious ways to treat dry skin is to cover it with a protective layer. Extra-rich face and body cream work really well:

We encourage you to try cream with full-spectrum CBD that is safe for all skin types, gently pampers skin, ensures its nutrition and revitalization, and provide excellent antioxidant protection! 

If you want something more than just a cream to help your skin recover from the lockdown and regain its beauty, try using air humidifiers and long-lasting masks. While the previous will help you maintain the optimal level of indoor humidity, the latter will help your skin absorb all the necessary materials and lock them inside of your skin ensuring the best possible result! Of course, you are more than just two square meters of skin – the lockdown is no reason to forget to take good care of your hair, nails, and, most importantly, the soul. Since there is a lot of free time left under quarantine conditions, spend it wisely: eat quality food and avoid sugary sweets (stay tuned for our newest product!), get regular sleep, if possible, take a walk outside in the fresh air, devote time to your hobbies and self-care. 

The skin needs to be cared for in various ways, yet the best way is to combine internal and external skincare. Since appearance is the best business card for each of us, skin also shows how you feel deep inside – make sure you feel amazing!

It's time for ECO!

Today is a great day, just as many others. But it’s a special day because we present a topic that’s a big interest for many of us, - cosmetics! For you and only, let us tell you a wee history, followed up by research and our observations…

 So, cosmetics. It has become a necessity and a big part of our daily routines for most of us, but it is not a modern invention, nevertheless! Humans have used various substances to alter their appearance or accentuate their features for at least 10,000 years, and possibly a lot longer. 

Women in Ancient Egypt used kohl, a substance containing powdered galena (lead sulphide—PbS) to darken their eyelids, and Cleopatra is said to have bathed in milk to whiten and soften her skin...

 By 3000 B.C men and women in China had begun to stain their fingernails with colours according to their social class, while Greek women used poisonous lead carbonate (PbCO3) to achieve a pale complexion. Clays were ground into pastes for cosmetic use in traditional African societies and indigenous Australians still use a wide range of crushed rocks and minerals to create body paint for ceremonies and initiations.

Today, cosmetics are a big business. We use cosmetics to cleanse, perfume, protect and change the appearance of our bodies or to alter its odours. The market has bloomed to such an extent that not only are there different cosmetics for every part of the body, - there are different ones for different seasons too!

But before makeup is marketed to us, it is tested on animals. Do you ever wonder why is it so? Because the cosmetics we trust to make us beautiful are full of so many harmful chemicals. And despite that it makes us look good temporarily, in the end they are going to leave an ugly effect. Here are some of the most common side effects of the cosmetics that you apply without a second thought:

Dries our skin / makes it oily

Some foundations and powders tend to dry out your skin and make it look flaky and ashen. Such cosmetics can also cause cracks and fine wrinkles in your skin, which could cause infections to develop.

It ages our skin quicker                                 

The chemicals used in makeup contribute to the ageing of your skin because they dry out the natural oils and essential vitamins and minerals present in human skin. This causes your skin to lose its natural moisture and texture, and it starts to develop wrinkles and dry patches. Prolonged usage of makeup will make your skin look older than it is. And since it is almost impossible to get the youthful glow back, cosmetics marketers are launching products that help counter the effect of aging that has been cause by them.

It provokes allergies

Cosmetics such as deodorants and antiperspirants contain alcohol and can cause redness and irritation and itching which may eventually lead to pigmentation of skin. They also block your sweat glands and can lead to conditions like contact dermatitis and allergies. From rashes to inflammation, the wrong kind of cosmetic that is not compatible with your skin type can have a deep - rooted impact on your skin.

 Can cause cancer

The most threatening side effects of excessive use of cosmetics is skin cancer. Lipstick contains aluminum which may cause long term anemia and even glucose intolerance. Many products contain chemicals like zinc oxide and barium sulphate which are toxic and can result in organ failure, especially that of the kidney and liver. Cosmetics like body moisturizers can disturb the thyroid content of the body. Parabens, a preservative used heavily in cosmetics has been linked to causes of cancer.

What means organic?         

While most cosmetics are effective almost instantly, we can see that they are damaging in the ‘long run’. That’s our hint to better look for organic products full of natural remedies. Nevertheless, when natural can mean, “we use some natural ingredients,” and cruelty-free can mean “we still test our products on animals in China,” we have to know how to read a label, more now than ever.

One of the biggest misconceptions is the idea of natural versus organic and that they are interchangeable labels. A product can be natural and organic, but not all natural products are organic, or even 100 percent natural.

If the product is organic, that means it is made of 95 percent or more of organic ingredients derived from plant sources. All of ingredients were grown without pesticides, bioengineered genes, or petroleum-based fertilizers, which could be toxic to the environment.  Natural products are simply derived from natural sources without added synthetic compounds.

What are the benefits?

Everything Will Smell Better                                      

When ingredients are natural and organic, everything is naturally-scented. Your rose cream is made from real rose water and your essential oils are from the real plant, never an imitation. After a few weeks, you’ll be able to notice the difference between an imitation and a natural fragrance, and you’ll never want to switch back.

Your skin will be softer

Did you know that many drugstore and luxury brands add drying agents to products such as moisturizers, lip balm, and conditioner? If you actually want your products to moisturize, make sure they say “sulfate-free.”

Your skin might clear up

The reason this is a “might” is because everyone’s tolerance varies for different ingredients, both natural and unnatural. You might break out using only toxic makeup and switching to organic makeup might be your cure.

It’s better for your wallet (in the long run)

Anybody who’s ever switched from drugstore skin care to natural and organic skincare might be laughing out loud at the fact that the switch could be good for your wallet, but there is merit to this statement! The average consumer buys products from a variety of brands with prices that vary from a few euros to a couple hundred euros. If you replace your luxury, designer, or even spa brands with natural and organic brands, you are very likely to spend much less. Plus you may find that switching to organic and natural products improves your skin and simplifies your routine, meaning less money spent on other products as a ‘compensation’!

To summarize, yes, most cosmetics have their own unique way to make you feel or look good. But temporarily! Choosing organic (really, organic) products has a much more useful and rich purpose in the long run. If you are looking for a product to buy, think twice before you do it, and make sure you really need it. In case you are wondering of where to get a high quality, very well taken care of and preserved cosmetics, check our products. In our company, we use only all - natural and organic remedies to make sure no product has any unneeded ingredient just to make it look like it's better ‘coloured’ or scented. Please, take care of your health and let us help you!

Yours,

Biomedicanna

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