It’s February, which is the prime time for our bodies to be grumpy and ache for warmer weather. Between cracked lips, irritated eyes and chafed skin, it’s common to turn to some much needed TLC in an attempt to combat the effects of a long winter.
Muscle soreness is another common side effect of colder months. When met with frigid temperatures, muscles are required to work twice as hard to complete daily activities and exercise that may be a breeze during summer. The reason? When moving during low temperatures, your body tends to lose more heat than it typically would. The result can be tight joints, limited range of movement and downright discomfort. Yuck!
Topical CBD products can assist with muscular discomfort and recovery. Made with natural ingredients, CBD topicals contain healing properties that work to moisturize, relax and soothe muscles and skin.
How CBD Topicals Work
CBD topicals are usually designed to penetrate the two top layers of your skin, the epidermis and the dermis. So while CBD topicals may provide an instant impact on the surface of your skin through soothing and cooling agents, they are made with ingredients that can penetrate much deeper. Topicals are a great option for those looking the physical relaxation of CBD without having to ingest anything.
Popular CBD topicals are available in a multitude of varieties from creams, lotions and balms to patches and salves—all of which are great options for relieving pesky winter-related ailments. The type of topical you choose can offer unique benefits; for example, a lotion that includes aloe or menthol may provide an instant cooling effect whereas a cream that includes shea or avocado butter may provide your skin with buildable, long-lasting hydration.
As you’re shopping for CBD topicals, you may benefit from looking for formulas that contain ingredients you would use in other beauty products, such as tea tree oil, Vitamin E or lavender.
Applying CBD Topicals
Some CBD topicals are perfect for use on-the-go, and may even come in travel-size options. Lip balms, patches and lotions are great to apply when you’re pressed for time and looking for relief on a cold winter day. To get the full benefit of your topical, it’s best to apply the product liberally and wait for it to dry before covering it with gloves, socks or other clothing. Many of these products are formulated with ingredients like menthol or aloe to provide instant relief. Many of the positive effects associated with topical CBD products are often found when the product is applied regularly and as suggested.
If you prefer to enjoy CBD at home you can use CBD topicals as an occasion to treat yourself. Topicals are used in a variety of creative ways, from bubble baths and bath salts to shampoos, face masks and body oils. The best way to indulge in CBD during winter is absolutely up to you.
Finding Your Favorite Product
One favorite winter product at Social CBD is our Nourishing Lip Balm. If your lips are suffering from irritation and peeling, this nourishing, long-lasting formula will help restore your pucker. Packed with coconut and avocado oil, our all-natural formula locks in moisture and keeps lips soft in between applications.
Another winter-friendly product to consider is our Rest CBD Body Lotion, which your weary body will heartily welcome at the end of a long day. Offering calming aromatherapy ingredients such as bergamot, chamomile, and lavender, you can rub this all over as you wind down for the evening. We suggest applying this liberally after a long bath or hot shower. As a bonus, fix yourself a hot cup of chamomile tea to indulge in as you relax.
CBD topicals are a great way to kiss the ailments of winter goodbye.