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What Is CBD Cream: How To Use Creams, Topicals, & Salves

When CBD is ingested, it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream, whereas topical CBD such as CBD creams, gels, or salves can target a specific muscle or joint pain areas.

For example, CBD Oil consumed sublingually (under the tongue) absorbed through mucous membranes in the mouth. In contrast, CBD gummies or CBD capsules are absorbed through the digestive system and eventually the bloodstream. On the other hand, our skin has many cannabinoid receptors that absorb and utilize CBD directly in the area it’s applied, without entering the bloodstream. While both forms of CBD can treat and relieve pain, the critical difference between edibles and topicals is how your body metabolizes the CBD within your body due to the different consumption methods.

CBD Creams For Skin Issues



When CBD is applied topically, it penetrates both the dermal and subdermal layers of the skin and recommends different dermatitis and rashes. CBD creams also work to soothe skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. In addition, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD-infused creams and lotions are a powerful solution for acne, inflammation, itchiness, and other skin irritations.

CBD lotions and gels will usually be water-based, allowing for quick absorption into the skin. On the other hand, CBD creams and CBD salves will have a heavier mix, typically with an oil base, allowing it to penetrate deeper into the skin.


Most CBD creams and topicals are made for the body; it’s, therefore, best to read the labels and instructions if you want to apply CBD cream or lotion on the face.

CBD creams are safe for all skin types. However, effectiveness will vary depending on individual health factors. If you suffer from medical skin conditions, it’s best to consult with your physician prior to using CBD topical products if you’re using prescribed skin care medication.