Long term use of over the counter medications can be detrimental in the long run. The antibacterial nature of CBD can help with acne and minor bacterial infections. The natural herbal balm lasts long on the skin and can help with burns, inflammation, eczema, tension headaches, muscle soreness. It leaves an oily layer on the skin to diffuse CBD through the skin over a longer period of time. The cream is lighter and absorbs more quickly thus is better for fast acting relief to muscles, joints and inflammation, but may require more constant reapplication and comes in lower doses.