CBD is well-recognized as a natural pain reliever. One reason for this is because of its effects on the endocannabinoid system. Another is because it is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Reductions in swelling and inflammation go hand-in-hand with localized pain relief, and this effect is best achieved through topical applications.
That is a basic principle behind our CBD-infused muscle and joint cooling balm. When CBD is absorbed directly through the skin, it reacts to nearby endocannabinoid receptors while also countering the biomarkers that cause inflammation, as well as increasing local circulation. All of this contributes to muscle recovery and pain management. The same effects are also beneficial to your skin.
While our balm is specifically formulated for use in athletic routines, it can be used just as effectively on your face or hands. As we’ve mentioned before, skincare goes right alongside sleep and the management of both stress and inflammation as a way of improving overall wellness.
What Can CBD Do For Your Skin?
CBD users have found topical applications of the substance to be useful for a wide range of issues. These include acne, psoriasis, eczema, and chronic blistering. All of these conditions are improved in their own ways through a reduction in inflammation, and the overall health effects of CBD may also contribute to long-term improvement.
CBD is also widely believed to be effective in countering the effects of aging since it is rich in antioxidants, which prevent cellular damage caused by the isotopes known as free radicals. Additionally, there is research to indicate that CBD promotes the synthesis of collagen, a protein that is essential to the smoothness and elasticity of both skin and hair.
This means that as well as prolonging the life of your skin cells, CBD may also slow the progress of hair loss when applied directly to the scalp. In this case, the effects of accelerated collagen synthesis are further improved by an increased flow of blood and oxygen to the skin around weakened hair follicles.
The restorative effects of CBD make it part of a daily skin routine for many users, but if you’re only concerned about intermittent problems, you can apply it selectively as those problems arise. This may include using it in the treatment of cuts, scrapes, and bug bites. Topical applications of CBD will help to reduce the pain or discomfort while also speeding up the healing process.
Part of a Larger Routine
When applied directly to the skin, CBD tends to demonstrate local effects very quickly. Just be advised of two things. Firstly, the skin is difficult to penetrate, so when using any CBD product as part of a skincare routine, it is best to spend a good deal of time massaging it in, possibly with multiple rounds, a few minutes apart.
Secondly, topical applications of CBD will not result in the substance entering your bloodstream. So if you plan to use CBD as part of a general wellness routine, you’ll need at least one product for use on your skin and one for internal use. Our gummies and nutritional supplements will help with general pain management and stress relief while our balm helps protect your skin, joints, and muscles.
Even if skincare and beauty are your top concerns, a general-use CBD supplement may still be a good idea. After all, stress is a leading cause of premature aging, and as many of our customers can attest, few things are better at reducing stress than the regular use of CBD.