What’s the Best Way to Use a CBD Cream or Lotion?

What’s the Best Way to Use a CBD Cream or Lotion?

Topical CBD is becoming one of the most sought-after wellness products. From competitive athletes to those who simply live an active life, CBD offers a simple, affordable, and risk-free way to relieve pain and improve health. 

While CBD is extremely easy to use at home, there are a few simple tips to ensure you get the most out of your Unstoppable CBD. 

Here we’ll review the best practices when it comes to using your CBD creams, oils, and lotions and leave you with a few bonus tips for even better relief!

Topical CBD: The Basics

Topical CBD is any form of CBD that is meant to be externally, rather than ingested (do not ingest topical CBD). This can come in several forms, like a cream, lotion, balm, body oil, patch, or even as bath salts. These types of CBD can be applied directly over areas of pain or tension or used as a massage oil for stress and pain relief. 

Where to Apply Topical CBD

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Applying topical CBD is simple: place it over the exact areas that are painful, stiff, or distressed. Topical CBD does not enter the bloodstream and will therefore only affect the area where you apply it. You can also use it on areas where you want to relax, strengthen, or prevent injury, even if there is no pain.

How to Apply Topical CBD 

While using CBD can be as easy as opening your product and applying the cream or oil to the area of pain, there are some tips to give you the best results possible:

  • Clean the area to be treated with soap and water before applying the CBD cream. This will prevent any dirt or skin oils from blocking absorption into the skin.
  • Apply the CBD topical liberally and allow it to fully soak into the skin before covering the area with clothes or gear. This may take a few minutes.
  • Massage the CBD topical into the area with gentle pressure to encourage activation.
  • Apply CBD 1-3 times per day, or as needed.
  • Apply smaller amounts to children or the elderly, as their skin is naturally thinner and won’t need as much product.
  • Avoid putting CBD creams in or around open wounds or mucus membranes like the eyes or inside the nose.

Why Use Topical CBD?

The main reason people choose to use topical CBD is for pain relief. But, topical CBD has a wide range of potential uses. Here are a few reasons our customers love to use Unstoppable CBD cream:

  • Muscular tension
  • Joint pain and arthritis
  • Injury healing
  • Inflammation 
  • Skin conditions
  • Headaches
  • Numbness
  • Insomnia 
  • Stress relief
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Preventative health

Other Tips for Successful CBD Use

We want you to have the best experience while using our topical CBD products. Consider these tips whether you are new to CBD or a pro:

    • Be patient. Like many natural therapies, everyone responds to CBD differently. In most cases, it can take between 1-48 hours to feel relief from a topical CBD product. In other cases, it may take a few applications to start noticing the benefits.

      • Gently stretch before applying the CBD cream. This stimulates circulation and increases the skin’s ability to absorb the cream.

        • Use CBD creams regularly, but not all the time. The body can get used to stimuli, so take a break from CBD once and a while to keep your body from getting desensitized.

          • Try applying CBD to painful areas after a warm bath. The warmth will help your muscles relax and make your skin ready to absorb the CBD even better.

          • Invest in high-quality products like Unstoppable for the best results.

          Ready to Try CBD?

          If you’re ready to leave pain in the dust and live the active life you love, it’s time to try a topical CBD. Shop our Unstoppable collection and live pain-free today!

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