You may already know what CBD Topicals are. Topicals, in itself, are pretty self-explanatory. In this case, said topicals are simply infused with CBD.
These types of products are the second ones on the market that I have personally used, along with many of my family members and friends. I can vouch for the effectiveness that topicals possess.
What Are Topicals?
Topicals are any substance that is applied directly to the skin to treat a variety of ailments from body aches and pain to inflammation and muscle or joint irritation.
This particular method of using CBD is great for managing pain without taking over the counter medications and having to consider possible side effects.
Topicals usually come in the form of creams, lotions, ointments, balms and even gels and foams.
There are many different textures and consistencies among the forms I have previously mentioned which we will further discuss.
What Types of Topicals Are There?
As stated above, there are numerous forms of CBD Topicals currently on the market. I may not be able to cover them all as the industry is continuously expanding and creating new products.
I would like to help shed a little understanding on what each topical is like as of right now in today’s current selection.
Creams – less water content, thicker than lotion, takes time to absorb, better for dry skin
Lotions – higher water content, lighter weight than creams, non greasy, better for oily skin
Ointments – no water content, non-porous, highly greasy and sticky, oil based semi-solid, better for dry skin
Gels – more water content, quickly absorbed by skin, non-porous, non greasy, better for oily skin
Foams – higher water content, made with natural and essential oils, most contain witch hazel for better absorption
Balms – no water content, contains beeswax and herbs, natural butter and oil based, solid like oil with harder/thicker consistency, better for dry skin
This should give you an idea of the different textures each topical has to offer. It’s up to you to decide which is best for you based on your personal needs and preferences.
Although each one is slightly different, they all target specific areas. It can be part of your daily skin care regimen or only used as needed.
It is not a whole body experience like some other CBD products can be because it does not enter the bloodstream.
Most topicals have a base of either Shea or coconut butter, as well as coconut or avocado oil which is an extra benefit to your skin.
Not only are topicals good for the inflammation and irritation but it can be great for arthritis, menstrual cramps and migraines as well.
It will definitely keep typical aches and pains from daily stress at bay.
If you already use body lotion and facial creams, than CBD Topicals can be a great alternative or substitute to your daily skin routine. It can also be very useful for preventative care.