CBD Topicals are used to assist in reducing pain, inflammation, and skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and even headaches, yes headaches. Studies show that CBD topicals at the right milligrams can also assist with chronic pain management. If you are using CBD topicals or are considering using them for skin conditions please be sure to read the label carefully, make sure that it doesn't contain any menthol ingredients that will burn your skin. A lotion or oil that contains CBD oil , essential oils and anything natural is great. I had psoriasis, I just used a regular CBD tincture (natural flavor) and CBD shampoo. (It's gone now) When CBD is used as a topical it will not reach your bloodstream. Be sure to purchase from a reputable company that will offer you a Certificate of Analysis on your product to show the safety & potency. It is just as important to know what is going on your skin as it is being ingested.
How does CBD work on your skin? CBD topicals work when the CBD absorbs into the skin and activates the endocannabinoid system (ECS). If you keep reading about CBD, then you keep seeing this word, so what exactly is it right? To explain it simply, the endocannabinoid system is made up of neurotransmitters or body signals which is responsible for the sensation of pleasure and pain. Your endocannabinoid system is also responsible for balancing many processes in the body, just a few include memory, appetite, emotions, immune system, etc...
If you apply the CBD oil, lotion, ointment or creams generously, it will absorb into your pores to activate the targeted area. The CBD then binds into the cell receptors in your muscle, muscle tissue, nerves and skin. When this happens it causes a synergistic effect. Because of the cannabinoid receptors on your skin, your pain and discomfort can actually be relieved for a much longer period of time. A good, safe, potent, CBD topical product won't mask the pain like many of the over the counter topical pain relievers do.