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Tips For Using Topical Products

August 16, 2017

Topicals are incredibly useful products that are designed to provide instant pain relief, alleviate itching, and improve elasticity. Even if you don’t enjoy smoking or consuming edibles, you may get a lot of use out of topical products. Before you purchase a topical product, make sure you understand exactly how to use it. Here are some tips to help you get started:

Choose the Right Product

Walk into any Denver dispensary and you will quickly realize that there are many different types of topical products. Some will fight the signs of aging, while others will treat fungal infections or provide localized pain relief. It’s important that you read the label carefully to determine if you are choosing a product that will provide you with the benefits you need. If you are having trouble finding the right topical, don’t hesitate to ask a dispensary employee for assistance. Learn how topical cannabis can help you.

Prep the Area

Before applying topicals from a dispensary, it’s best to thoroughly clean the area to remove oil, dirt, and bacteria from your skin. Make sure that the area is completely dry after you have washed it.

Be Firm

You don’t have to be gentle when spreading the topical cream across your skin—apply a moderate amount of pressure as you massage it into your skin. Firmly massaging the product into your skin will help the chemicals penetrate through the top layers of your skin so they can begin to relieve pain as soon as possible. This should not be painful, so if the area is so tender that applying pressure will cause pain, skip over this step.  

Clean Up

After you’re done applying a topical product to your skin, be sure to wash your hands before making contact with any other part of your body. Many topical products contain ingredients that may sting or burn when they come into contact with your eyes, nose, or any other mucous membranes on your body. Prevent this problem by washing the product off of your hands as soon as possible.

Explore Other Options

If you don’t get the desired results with the first topical product that you try, don’t be afraid to explore other options. Some topical products only have CBD, while others have a combination of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids. Check the label to see what cannabinoids are in the product that you’ve already tried, and then look for another topical product that has a different combination of cannabinoids. Feel free to ask your friends for recommendations, but remember, what works on one person’s body won’t always produce the same results on your body. Be patient until you find the right product for your needs.

Are you interested in trying topical products or learning more about their many benefits? If so, we encourage you to stop by Altitude Dispensary, a leading Denver dispensary. Our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!