- Capsaicin provides only temporary relief, so it must be applied a few times a day.
- Use to soothe the everyday aches and pains
- Apply directly onto the skin focusing on sore joints and muscles
- Apply enough to cover the painful area, and rub it into your skin until it disappears
- Wash your hands immediately to avoid accidentally getting it into your eyes, nose, or mouth
- To help with arthritic hands, apply before bed and cover with a pair of thin pair of cotton gloves
- Balm contains Cayenne, do NOT use on broken or irritated skin--it will sting.
- After applying, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly.
- Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth, mucous membranes, and other sensitive areas.
- This balm is not intended to be used on young children.
- Capsaicin can make your skin more sensitive to the sun and heat--Do not use a heating pad on the area you are treating.
- It may take a week or so before you feel the full effect.
- While a product with capsaicin may help relieve some painful conditions, it is not a cure and it may work for some people and not others.
- Use consistently for the most noticeable results.
Although this balm is safe for most folks with sensitive skin, to be safe always do a patch test to see how your skin reacts.
For the patch test--Capsaicin increases blood flow to the local area and may cause redness, so a slight reddening of the skin is okay as long as it is not accompanied by a rash-like irritation.
The balm should feel pleasant and gently warming--it should NOT burn
If it feels like a burn--do not use the balm
Stop using the balm if the skin becomes irritated, red, swollen, or itchy. Also, be aware that these side effects can be aggravated by hot, humid weather, or sweating.
Always consult your medical professional if you have any questions, concerns or if your condition worsens.