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How To Use A Cannabis Topical

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Currently, there are many more ways of actually enjoying the benefits of CBD and THC without necessarily having to consume cannabis. It is crucial to note that not everyone who consumes the herb always does so for the fun of it. Different people consume marijuana for various reasons. To most, it is for recreational purposes, but other people are in it for medicinal purposes. And cannabis topicals are the perfect go-to cannabis products to help offer you localized relief from minor pains and aches. And the good thing about these topicals is that you do not have to even deal with any of the heady or psychoactive effects that the plant comes with.

Cannabis topicals also come in many different forms. They come in moisturizing lotions, balms, salves, ointments, or even liniments. All of which are designed to produce cold or hot sensations alongside their other numerous botanical benefits and cannabis chemistry. This is the reason why it is vital that you get the right cannabis topical that best suits your preferences. This article has put together a five-step guide to help you apply your preferred cannabis-infused topical and get the most out of it.

Practices

1. Know where to apply the topical

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The primary reason for buying the topical is to relieve your pains. Which is why it is important that you, first, identify the source of the pain before you begin applying the cannabis ointment. To most people, this may be an obvious step, but you will be surprised at the number of people who don’t get it right. Some people may not be able to distinguish where they are experiencing pain and where the pain is emanating from. It may be that the pain is coming from the tension on your neck, but you are feeling it in your head. Even so, if you are not sure where the nagging areas on your body are to focus on, then you can still apply the cannabis topicals on the common sore spots. These can be your neck, temples, wrists, soles of your feet, shoulders, elbows, knees, back of your heel, etc.

2. Clean the sore area

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Before you apply the cannabis topical, you also need to ensure that you clean the area of any contaminants and unseen bacteria that may have adhered on your skin. Give yourself or the affected part of your body a quick rinse. You can even do good by just wiping the area with a piece of soft wet cloth or paper towel to remove any dirt or any other unwanted particles. Afterward, dry off the area before you apply the topical.

3. Be generous with the application

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After cleaning the affected spot on your body, you need to generously and vigorously apply the cannabis topical on it. Make multiple applications on the affected area and ensure to vigorously rub and massage the cannabis topical into your skin as well. Exert just enough pressure that does not make the application process become uncomfortable or irritating to the skin.

4. Thoroughly wash your hands

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After applying the topical on the affected area, ensure you wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap. Most of the cannabis topicals have ingredients that can irritate the eyes and even the nostrils. All the more reason to ensure you scrub them off your hands.

5. Adjust your expectations

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Remember, this is not a miracle drug. Do not expect it to rid you of a lifetime of arthritis simply because you have been applying it for a year or more. Or even expect it to heal your old war wounds completely. What these cannabis topicals do is offer you some relief of these types of pains and aches. This also depends on the concentration of the other soothing ingredients that are in your topical. Simply put, these topicals only make your pains and aches more bearable, they do not cure ailments.