Are you winter-ready with CBD topicals? Here we are on the cusp of winter in the northern climes. Even though it’s not freezing cold everywhere, there are fewer hours of sunshine and that can cramp anyone’s style. Here are just a few examples of why to have CBD topicals on hand for winter.
Winter sports: let it snow
Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding. All are wonderful winter sports. A day spent on the slopes or out on the pond are exhilarating. Spending time outdoors in cold weather affects your body. As does the overexertion of hours spent on your winter sport.
Let’s look at how cold affects you. Colder temperatures can tend to increase aches and pains. No one is sure why, exactly, but one theory is that a drop in barometric pressure causes muscles, tendons and tissue in joints to expand. Another thought is that in cold, muscles naturally tense and can lead to less flexibility. Dressing in layers can help if you plan to be outdoors. A warm bath at the end of a day can soothe muscles. A CBD topical massaged into the skin after the bath will not only hydrate skin, it can ease help ease those expanded muscles, tendons and tissue.
Now overexertion is another matter. If you’ve been outdoors using muscles that have been more or less dormant for six months, it can take a toll on your body. Not only is overexertion a cause for joint and muscle pain, falls and collisions can also make you sore.
CBD is one of many components found in the hemp plant. A known anti-inflammatory, it can help to ease pain and stiffness after a day in the winter elements. It does that by working directly with the body’s endocannabinoid system, interacting with CB receptors in the skin to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Don’t be afraid to use it as much as necessary. Hemp-derived CBD, and especially CBD topicals, will not get you high and have few if any side effects.
Baby, it’s cold outside and that’s when arthritis pain can surge. Why? According to the Arthritis Foundation, frigid temperatures can heighten pain sensitivity, slow blood circulation and cause muscle spasms. On top of that, joints can sense barometric changes and respond by expanding the muscles, tendons and tissue around them.
Staying warm is an obvious means of keeping pain at bay. So is movement. Don’t just sit there, move and stretch as much as discomfort will allow. Preventive measures such as a diet rich in nutritious foods and maintaining a healthy weight can help keep some symptoms in check. When those don’t work as well asyou’d like, reach for a CBD topical. Because a CBD topical is absorbed through the skin and doesn’t need to travel through the blood stream, relief can happen quickly. Remember those receptors in the skin? They interact with the CBD topical and go right to work to produce anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic properties quickly. Be sure to massage the balm into the skin, warming the balm and the skin to help it absorb faster and deeper.
Combat winter skin
Cold weather can wreak havoc with your skin. Regardless of whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or prefer to stay indoors out of the cold and wind, you need to protect your skin. CBD topicals go beyond skin deep. In fact, CB1 and CB2 receptors all over our bodies rush to absorb the nourishing CBD topical that pumps up the healing benefits in our bodies. Topicals are wonderful for our largest organ – our skin – for so many reasons. Let me tell you some of ways.
- Nonpsychoactive, so no high
- Can help relieve pain
- No harmful chemicals or toxins
- Anti-inflammatory, anti-acne
- Rich in vitamin D, which also has tons of healthful cred
- Other vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids that encourage skin health
- Protects skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays and pollutants that can cause rash
- Helps treat psoriasis, dermatitis, headaches, and cramping
- Can relieve arthritis, neuropathy, sciatica
- Few if any side effects
CBD topicals in the form of complexion products, lotions and lip balms can help hydrate and protect your skin from the environmental pollutants. So before the winds start to howl and the snow falls, get winter-ready with CBD topicals.