CBD topicals are making a name for themselves. And if you're curious to learn about the best practices of these topical applications, then you've come to the right place.
Below you'll find our top tips for applying CBD creams to the skin. And even give you some extra pointers on how to find the right topical product for you.
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Applying CBD topicals
It's true that a CBD topical may not be cream-based. But for all intents and purposes in this blog post, we're focusing specifically on how to apply a CBD lotion or CBD cream.
That being said, you can absolutely apply these tips when using CBD oils on your or your pet's skin. Just wanted to put that disclaimer out first!
#1. Clean the area you want to apply CBD cream to
When using a CBD cream, it's crucial to have a clean foundation. Identify the affected area you want to apply your CBD lotion to.
Then, if possible, clean the area with warm water and soap, and pat dry. See? Easy!
One important note though: You should avoid applying a CBD cream or CBD oil to any open wounds as these products are typically only meant for external use.
#2. Wash your hands
You might be tempted to skip over this step. But there are tons of germs we carry around on our hands at any given moment.
That's why it's best to wash up before you delve into your CBD cream jar. Not only for the sake of the area that you're looking to address.
But for the rest of your CBD cream too. You don't want to reach into the CBD cream jar with unwashed hands and have those germs linger around until the next time you crack it open.
Yuck! Even just the thought of that gives us the heebie jeebies.
#3. Consult the label to see how much to use
All CBD products will have specific instructions on how much or how little to use. For example, a CBD lotion for the face may only require a pea-sized amount.
Whereas a CBD cream meant for larger muscles and joints may indicate that you can use the cream liberally. No two CBD products are made the same.
So you'll want to pay close attention to the directions listed on the label. And if it's not listed, you can always look up the CBD brand online and contact their customer service.
Another consideration to take into account is whether you use CBD on a regular basis. If so, you may want to stick to applying a smaller amount.
This way, you're saving your CBD topical for prolonged use. And you're giving your wallet a break too!
#4. Apply CBD cream in circular motions
Once you've determined how much CBD cream to use, apply it to the affected area. Make sure you massage the CBD cream into your skin in circular motions.
This is not only a great opportunity for you to get a little massage in. But it also helps the CBD oil absorb into the skin.
Topical creams access the cannabinoid receptors within the localized region of your affected area. So you'll want to make sure that your topical CBD knows exactly where it's meant to target symptoms.
Unlike edibles such as delta 9 gummies, you're not ingesting CBD topicals. So it won't travel to all parts of your body, but will stay within that localized region you apply to.
Besides, if you're indulging in a CBD topical, why not go the extra mile and make it a nice self-care moment? We're all in need of that kind of pampering every now and then.
Choosing the right CBD cream for you
Like we said earlier, no two CBD topicals are the same. So here are a couple of things you'll want to keep an eye out for when choosing the CBD topical cream for you.
Consider the strength of your CBD products
CBD lotions and creams may be comprised of full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, or CBD isolate. Each is derived from the cannabis plant.
But they go through different manufacturing processes to give you different results. A CBD topical cream made of full spectrum CBD will include all additional cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, including trace amounts of THC.
Broad spectrum topical CBD will also contain additional cannabinoids, but no THC. And CBD isolate is just pure CBD.
There is some preliminary evidence to suggest that the additional cannabinoids found in full and broad spectrum may promote the entourage effect. And this essentially claims to boost the effects of CBD.
But if you want the guarantee of no THC in your products, it's best to go with broad spectrum or isolate CBD. Again, this is all about personal preference.
Identify what you want to target
Topical CBD comes in many different forms. So you'll want to find a CBD product that addresses exactly what you have in mind.
Are you looking to target dry skin? Do you want a topical CBD product that also contains anti-inflammatory properties
Are cooling creams the kind of product you're after? Or are you simply trying to promote healthy skin?
All of these questions will lead you to the appropriate CBD product for you. Trust us when we say there's a CBD product for everything.
Check for third party lab testing
This extra level of insurance can not only help you determine a brand's credibility. But it can also give you peace of mind as you lather it into your skin.
Research additional ingredients used
Common ingredients used in CBD topicals include shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, aloe vera, and essential oils. So if you're prone to allergic reactions, skin irritation, or skin rashes, be sure to check the label.
Typically, hemp extracts are meant to contain anti-inflammatory effects. So you'll most likely find products that are ideal for sensitive skin.
But it's always best to double check for additional ingredients that may or may not affect your skin health.
Clean Remedies' best CBD topicals for you
Using CBD topicals is an easy way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine. So let's take a look at what kind of CBD products we have to offer you here at Clean Remedies.
CBD Rub / CBD Pain Cream
Our CBD Rub and Pain Cream is the perfect example of what we've been talking about this entire blog post. With anti-inflammatory ingredients coupled with full spectrum hemp extract, it really packs a punch.
Or rather it'll help you recover from a punch if that's what you're after. This formula is unique in that it contains menthol.
So you'll not only know that CBD is working to address your cannabinoid receptors. But you'll also feel a cooling sensation upon application.
That sounds better than getting in an ice bath to address your concerns, doesn't it? All you need to do is simply follow the directions listed above in this article to apply it properly.
CBD Roll On
Sometimes, the thought of putting CBD cream all over one's hands just isn't appealing. That's why we made our CBD Roll On Muscle Gel.
The roll on applicator makes it easy for you to target specific areas. And all without having to get your hands covered in product.
This ensures that all CBD goes directly to the targeted areas. So you can save money and make sure its as effective as possible.
Our full spectrum hemp extract is combined with menthol, arnica, MSM, and essential oils in this unique formula. So you can similarly feel that cooling sensation go through you.
And even get a roller ball massage during application. Seriously, you might be tempted to drift off as you apply this gel.
CoQ10 Anti-Aging Hydrating Cream with Vitamin C
You may have heard about the preliminary research being done on CBD and how it may address certain skin conditions. Well, our CoQ10 Anti-Aging Hydrating Cream with Vitamin C puts those research queries to the test!
This cream is perfect for smoothing and plumping fine lines and wrinkles. And knows how to help your skin lock in moisture.
The best part of this moisturizer is that it's suitable for all skin types. So everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.
CoQ10 is one of the most powerful antioxidants that works in conjunction with Vitamin E and Vitamin C. So you can bet you're getting superior antioxidant action from this formula.
That is if the results of healthier, more even, and brighter skin doesn't convince you. Plus, CoQ10, Vitamin C, and Sea Buckthorn can help to repair oxidative damage.
So as you apply, know that you're promoting collagen production. And smoothing over any other signs of aging.
Broad Spectrum CBD Body & Massage Oil
This blend of soothing botanical oils is perfect for leaving you with radiant and glowing skin. As you apply it, the hemp extract works to penetrate and target muscles.
Plus, the scent of warm, rich German chamomile will make you feel like you're in another location altogether. One with light citrus notes of orange and calming notes of lavender and ylang ylang.
If that doesn't say "spa," then we don't know what does. And the best part is you don't even need to leave the house to get that spa experience.
Luxury Hydrating CBD Face Oil
Is the skin on your face in need of a little extra TLC? Then treat it to our Luxury Hydrating Hemp Face Oil.
Our unique formula combines organic full spectrum hemp extract oil with rosehip complex. So you can deliver a concentrated blend of nourishing omega fatty acids right to your complexion.
Each bottle is packed with tons of phytonutrients and well. And the rich botanicals are able to reverse signs of aging while calming overall irritation.
Plus, this formula is lightweight and fast absorbing. So you won't feel like you're walking around with an oily complexion.
Instead, all skin types can relish in the intense hydration this face oil has to offer. And you can look good while doing it!
CBD Bath Salts Lavender & Rose
While this may not be a CBD topical in the traditional sense, you'll fall head over heels in love with our CBD Bath Salts with Lavender and Rose. Not only is it the perfect way to relax and unwind.
But the full spectrum hemp extract and pink Himalayan salt and epsom salt can help to restore balance to your body. Soothing lavender and rose will coax your body and your mind to surrender into relaxation.
And all you need to do is run a hot bath. And let it carry your troubles away.
Caring for your optimal wellness
When it comes to CBD topicals, there are plenty of different products to choose from. But hopefully by now, you know exactly how to navigate a CBD cream and make it work best for you.
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