Some people prefer CBD topical to other types of CBD products because it gives them the opportunity to relax and receive massages. Others find CBD topical effective in treating chronic pain, improving skin health and general relaxation.

Chronic pain: in a 2016 study, rats with arthritis received a topical CBD gel. After four days, the rats had reduced joint inflammation, better leg movement and less pain response.
Skin care: According to several studies, the same anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve CBD pain also help with acne, dry skin and psoriasis. CBD creams and lotions can also help relieve irritated skin.
Relaxation: the analgesic and anxiolytic properties of CBD also reduce the general stress and pain associated with anxiety disorders, transient stress or muscle fatigue after exercise.