Learn about hemp topical cream

With the growing popularity of CBD, this compound has made its way from a supplement to a keynote ingredient in the skincare, bath, and beauty industries. We now see hemp in soaps, scrubs, bath bombs, serums, shampoos, and even massage oils. But one type of topical in particular, the hemp topical cream, works wonders as a multi-purpose therapeutic. 

So, what is hemp cream exactly?

 It's a topical product with hemp extract as its key ingredient, brimming with cannabidiol (CBD), terpenes, and other minor cannabinoids. These creams are beneficial for essentially all things skin—moisture, alleviation, localized recovery, and potential anti-inflammation. 

Why does hemp cream work so well? 

It's all thanks to the endocannabinoid system (ECS)—a vast network of receptors throughout the body that regulates a range of physiological processes, such as how we experience stress, digestion, and pain—to name a few. When you apply hemp cream to your skin, the cannabinoids in the cream bind to the ECS receptors, activating the system and providing targeted recovery.

And it's not just the cannabinoids that make hemp cream so effective. The product may also contain other natural ingredients, such as essential oils and plant extracts, that have skin-soothing properties. Together, these ingredients create a powerhouse of natural benefits that can be used for essentially endless skin and topical recovery needs, including but not limited to:

  • Relief: According to the NIH, CBD has possible anti-inflammatory properties that many users find to be an effective reliever for aches and pains. As inflammation is the root of many skin conditions, hemp topicals may help problem areas and prevent flare-ups. 
  • Moisturization: Dry, flakey skin—no more. Hemp cream also hydrates, moisturizes, and soothes the skin for a soft and smooth complexion. Look for hemp creams with peppermint for an additional cooling effect. 

How to incorporate a hemp skincare routine? 

This is the fun part. Cleanse your skin, pat dry, and massage the cream into the desired area. Depending on the product, you should feel the soothing, cooling effects within minutes. Feel free to keep your cream with you throughout the day for on-the-go recovery, or let it live next to your nightstand or bathroom sink. But trust me—once you feel the alleviating effects of a little hemp cream, it's likely you will want to keep it close by. There is no real limit on how often you can use your topical cream, but in order to prevent wasted product or adverse effects, keep it to a minimum of 3 times per day. Of course, always read the application guidelines and stay away from your eyes, as well as other sensitive areas. 

Hemp topical cream is a game-changer when it comes to natural recovery. Treat yourself to this premium topical, for moisture, alleviation, and all things skin (your ECS will thank you, too). 

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.