How To Get The Most Of Topicals — Five Steps
The weekend is coming, and it is a perfect time to bring relief to sore muscles. Cannabis topicals are an excellent way to do it. They relieve minor pain without psychoactive effects of smoking or consuming edibles.
Topicals come in different shapes. Some are lotions for everyday use, others such as balms, liniments, or ointments produce hot or cold sensations while delivering cannabinoids right where they need to be.
Here go five steps how to apply cannabis topicals to get the most of their healing potential.
1. Determine the right place
Consider where your pain is localized. For example, a headache can be caused by different reasons. That is why it is important to find ‘why’ and ‘where’ your pain is coming from. Determining a right place to apply cannabis ointment will help to relieve the pain.
If you do not have any specific painful areas, apply topicals to these common sore spots:
- Neck and shoulders
- Joints (elbows, knees, wrists)
- Soles of your feet
2. Wash the area
Before applying a cannabis-infused lotion to your hands, feet, or elbows, quickly rinse these areas. Don’t go to the shower, just grab a moist wash cloth and scrub the area to remove any unwanted substances or contaminants from your skin. Dry the area and apply the topical.
3. Be generous
Apply your cannabis topical generously. Make two or three applications and vigorously rub it into your skin. Don’t apply much pressure — it will help to avoid additional pain or discomfort.
4. Wash your hands after
After applying topical, wash your hands well. Many topicals have additional components such as citrus or pepper, and you do not want them to get in your eyes or butt crack. It hurts.
5. Adjust expectation
Don’t expect that it is going to work right after you put it on the first time. Prepare for subtle relief alongside with other sensations depending on the cannabinoids concentration or other ingredients. Topicals are more likely to make your pain bearable and help you feel better.
Your body will thank you!
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