If you are searching for the best and most effective way to use cannabidiol (CBD), lotions and creams are a good option. The skin is the largest organ on the human body. It can absorb CBD very easily. It allows consistent and continuous absorption over a longer period of time. However, the process is slow.
In this blog post, we will discuss CBD topicals, how to use them for skincare, and some of their benefits.
What Are CBD Topicals?
As indicated above, CBD topicals are lotions, salves, oils, creams, and balms. These products are infused with CBD. CBD is one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is not the same as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and does not have psychoactive effects.
CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in your body.
When you apply CBD topically, it gets absorbed through the pores and acts on the receptors in the skin. If you only have problems with a specific region of your body, this can actually be better for you.
How to use CBD for Skin Care
- Figure out where you will apply your topical. This is quite simple actually. If you are using a CBD face cream, you obviously apply it to your face. If you are using some type of pain, you can put it in the specific area of your body that the pain is. You can also apply CBD cream or lotion all over your body.
- Clean the area first. Every day, we come into contact with a lot of bacteria and other pathogens. So, make it a point to wash your hands thoroughly and use a washcloth to clean your affected area before you use a CBD topical.
- Apply generously. You just apply it in multiple layers. Then, you CAN massage it into your skin.
- Wash your hands after you are finished. Most CBD topicals have additional ingredients like mint, citrus, or capsaicin. These ingredients are definitely helpful for relieving pain and inflammation. However, it wouldn’t feel good when these get in your eyes, nose, or on your genitals. Be on the safe side. Wash your hands.
What are Some of the Benefits of CBD Topicals?
One of the most common benefits of CBD topicals is to treat local pain. If you are dealing with back, knee, joint, or any types of muscle or bone-related pain, a CBD topical can help. Transdermal CBD can be effective for treating inflammation.
CBD topicals can also be used to treat mild skin irritations like stretch marks, bug bites, scratches, burns, and abrasions. It can also treat inflammation-related skin conditions like acne. This is because of its natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
CBD topicals can be used for patients suffering from psoriasis. Psoriasis is a condition characterized by itchy and painful patches all over the body. CBD inhibits this buildup of dead skin cells which causes psoriasis.