The anti-inflammatory property of cannabidiol is very much an established fact and also the reason for its popularity. Because of this, it has become an important ingredient in many pain and anti-inflammation creams and balms. For example, they are used in the treatment of inflammation from acne, psoriasis, eczema, rashes and burns. Moreover, there are no known side-effects when applied topically and it is suitable for all skin types. However, you must know that these creams provide only localised effects. So, how do you apply CBD cream to gain the maximum benefit?
There are a variety of CBD creams such as moisturising balms, CBD lotion for pain, ointments etc that can give hot or cold sensations. Hence, the choice depends on your personal preference about what kind of final result you want. Shared below are the steps for using CBD creams in the right way.
Decide Where You Want To Apply
This seems like an obvious first step, but it is much more important to identify the source of discomfort. For example if you have a headache due to a tight neck, then applying the cream to relax the neck muscle rather than on the head makes it more effective. Hence, the pain or discomfort may manifest at a different location from the source of the issue. Some of the common sources of body pain are shoulders, knees, temples, neck, elbow, soles of feet.
Prepare The Area For Applying Cream
Before applying the CBD cream you must clean the area by scrubbing with a towel soaked in warm water. This removes the dirt, dead cells and opens up the pores on the skin and makes the entry of CBD molecules into the upper layers of skin easy through the open pores. Therefore, this step cannot be neglected if you want to experience the maximum effect.
Massage The Cream
Take a healthy dose of a dab or scoop of CBD balm or cream into your hand and rub vigorously onto the skin to generate heat so that it pushes CBD molecules deeper into the skin and muscles. As you do this it brings more blood into the area and helps in spreading cannabidiol and reduces the pain, inflammation and relaxes the muscles.
Wash Your Hands
After you apply the cream you must wash your hands in warm water to prevent them from coming in contact with sensitive areas and hence make this a habit.
It must be noted that CBD creams can only alleviate symptoms such as pain and cannot cure it.