Cosmetic industry is experiencing a great boom after the introduction of CBD topical products. The health benefits that CBD offer is the sole reason for this rapid growth. CBD topical product is very helpful in the treatment of skin problems like acnes, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles, etc. CBD creams, CBD salves, and CBD lotions are some of the topical CBD products that help in the treatment of the skin problems. Each of these topical CBD products is very different and they have varying effect on the skin. Here we will discuss about the difference between CBD salves and CBD creams.
In a general sense, there is no clear difference between CBD creams, balms or salves. CBD salves are made by mixing CBD oil to carrier oil such as olive oil or coconut oil and combine it with Beewax, herbs and other essential oils. In CBD salves, CBD and fatty acids act as the carrier of cannabinoids instead of water, and Bee wax is used as a preservative. The effect of CBD salves last much longer than CBD creams which uses water as a carrier.
The use of CBD salves can be dated back to the Egyptian civilization. During that time CBD salves were used for treating infections, inflammations and pain. CBD salves are an excellent choice for joint pain because when you apply CBD salve topically, the phytochemicals are transported across the skin membrane by the lipids in the oil bases. The CBD will act directly at the regions of acute pain and gives an immediate relief.
When it comes to CBD creams, the main difference lies in the water content that is used as a carrier. CBD creams are made by combining water, oils, and emulsifying agents like Beewax. Much like in the salves, the CBD in the cream is administered through the fat content within the oil bases. Since CBD creams use water as the carrier, it is really helpful for people with sensitive skin. And also water has the ability to harbor bacteria, which adds an extra benefit for the CBD cream. If you are planning to use CBD cream for your skin, try looking for creams with natural ingredients to avoid side effects.
Using CBD oil infused creams are very easy and effective. You can simply apply the CBD cream on the region of pain and discomfort for getting an immediate relief of pain. Always consult a medical professional to determine a safe dosage for using CBD cream. Even though, CBD has no side effects, it is safe to start from a low viable dosage and gradually increasing the amount.