October 24, 2020

Learn About The Best Practices For Using Cannabis Topicals

Medical cannabis has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. More and more people are now using medical cannabis to deal with the symptoms associated with their condition. With a medical cannabis card, people can buy medical cannabis for managing their condition. In fact, people are now choosing to grow their cannabis at home by getting a medical marijuana grower license. While some people smoke cannabis to reap its therapeutic and medical benefits, others do not like smoking or ingesting cannabis. This is why a lot of people are now using cannabis-infused topicals.

A lot of people want to reap the benefits of medical cannabis but do not wish to get high. Also, certain conditions don’t allow people to smoke cannabis. But thanks to the growth of the cannabis industry, we now have various methods of using medical cannabis. One such way to use cannabis is to apply cannabis topicals. These products are a great way to reap the benefits of cannabis without even consuming it. Cannabis topicals are mainly used to get localized relief from minor pains and aches without having to worry about getting high. You can find various forms of cannabis topicals on the market including – balms, ointments, liniment, salves, and creams. You just have to choose a product according to your need and preference. Whatever product you choose, you should get familiar with how to apply it correctly. So, here are the best practices for applying cannabis topicals of your choice.

Step 1. Determining The Area Where You Need to Apply The Product

The very first step is to figure out the area where you have to apply your cannabis topical product. I know what you are thinking, isn’t this obvious. Well, yes, but sometimes it becomes tough to find the root of your pain. For example, people often experience a headache because of the tension in their neck. So, it becomes important to understand the “why” of your pain. 

If you are not able to find a specific nagging area, don’t worry. There are certain common sore areas where you can apply your product. The most common nagging areas may include – 

  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Temples
  • Back of the foot/heel
  • Wrists
  • Knees, elbows, and other joints
  • Soles of your feet.

Step 2. Clean The Applicable Area

The second and very important step is to clean the area where you have to apply your product. Our skin comes into contact with a lot of dirt and unseen bacteria and contaminants on a daily basis. That is why it is important to clean the applicable area nicely before applying your cannabis-infused topical. 

Now, you don’t have to get in the shower for this. Just clean the area using a moist washcloth or paper towel by scrubbing the applicable area. This will remove all the unwanted particles from your skin. Make sure you dry the area before applying the product.

Step 3. Be Generous And Vigorous When Applying The Product

So, you have cleaned and dried the applicable area nicely. Now it is time to apply the cannabis topical product generously. The biggest advantage of using cannabis topicals is that you can easily control the amount you want to use. So, generously apply your product to the affected area and start massaging it vigorously into the area. 

But do not apply too much pressure while applying your topical product, else you can increase your problems. Once you have applied the product successfully, do not shy away from a second or third application.

Step 4. Do Not Forget to Wash Your Hands After Applying Your Product

Well, now everyone knows the importance of washing hands because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is a very good habit. And it also becomes very important to wash your hands after applying your cannabis topical product to your skin. 

Many topical products contain ingredients such as mint, capsaicin (pepper), or citrus. And if you accidentally touch your eyes, nostril, or genitals without washing your hands, it can cause a lot of irritation and discomfort. So, as soon as you apply your product, wash your hands well.

In light of the COVID pandemic, we advise all our patients to see a doctor online instead of visiting the clinic. Help us flatten the curve by opting for an online 420 evaluation.