CBD salve is a preparation of CBD dissolved within a carrier gel, such as petroleum jelly. It often comes in a tube, and sometimes in a jar. While this may seem like an odd thing to keep around, it is actually quite useful to have in your cabinet. Here are a few ways you might find yourself using CBD salve as the need arises.
To Ease Tired and Sore Muscles
Do you ever have a long, hard day at work that leaves your muscles aching so badly you barely want to move? When you have to get up and do it all again the next day, you might wonder how you'll ever recover overnight. CBD salve can help. It's excellent at reducing inflammation, which is likely to blame for much of your soreness. You'll want to rub it onto the sore areas, continuing to rub as if you're massaging the area for about 15 minutes. Let it absorb into your skin, and reapply a second "dose" in the same manner after a few hours.
To Treat Acne
If you have serious, cystic acne, you should see a dermatologist for treatment. However, if you have milder acne that mostly consists of a few pimples at a time or periodic breakouts, CBD salve can be really helpful. It won't make the pimples go away completely, but it will draw out some of the swelling, which should help them heal faster and make them less obvious in the meantime. You only need a tiny, tiny dab applied to each pimple. If you wear makeup, apply the CBD salve a good half hour before you apply makeup so it has time to settle into your skin.
To Calm Dry Skin
Dry skin is often irritated as well. CBD salve can be a good product to apply if your skin feels dry and windburned, since it will not only moisturize the skin, but also help ease any itchiness or soreness. Only use a small amount. Massage it into your skin well, and then follow it up with your normal moisturizer.
To Help With Psoriasis
If you have psoriasis and sometimes suffer from breakouts in spite of using your prescription medications as directed, you may want to apply a little CBD salve to your crusty patches before bedtime. It will moisturize the areas and reduce inflammation, making your breakouts a lot less obvious by the time you wake up.