Yes, you can. CBD does work on the skin too. The effects are different, though, and leverage the cannabinoid receptors accessible via the pores on your skin. However, it is advised to use the ingestion method for maximum utilization since CBD has low bioavailability. Feel free to augment yourself with creams for full effect.
That usually depends on the type of cream you use, the level of cannabidiol balm concentration, and how much you apply. You are advised to wash the area where you apply the balm to ensure optimal absorption.
Yes. When you apply the balm to the affected area, it will be absorbed into the skin. The rate of absorption depends on the balm's consistency and how clean your skin is. The balm can also work for things like psoriasis, acne, and eczema.
None have been reported so far. However, CBD itself has some side effects. However, since the amounts you get into the body are minuscule and often localized to the area you applied the balm, there are chances you will never experience any of the effects if you stick to the balm alone. However, you should know that CBD has been known to cause (in some people) dry mouth, diarrhea, weight changes, appetite changes, drowsiness, nausea, and fatigue.
While research is relatively limited, cannabidiol balm cosmetics (done well) offer healing properties in anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to combat skin dryness and inflammation. CBD may also be suitable to curb acne-causing sebum production. Studies show that CBD could be effective in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema.