As part of the aging process, the skin develops fine line and wrinkles — that fact is well-known. According to Healthline, the skin around the eyes is especially susceptible to lines and wrinkles because it's thinner and stretched over a hollow. Well, one of the new players on the market, CBD, might be able to help prevent and reverse some signs of aging around the eyes.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it's a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, it has no psychoactive properties. However, CBD oil does have anti-aging benefits. Keep reading to discover how CBD can help with the signs of aging around your eyes.
Regulation of Collagen
One of the main reasons skin develops fine lines and wrinkles is because of the absence of collagen. The protein is abundant in the skin at young ages, but the body falls lax in producing it in later years. Because the skin lacks that glue to hold it together, it starts to sag over time.
CBD works with systems within the body to help prevent damage to collagen and collagen-producing hormones. It can also stimulate systems that promote the production of collagen. So, a targeted application of CBD around the eyes can help boost this process.
Reduction of Inflammation
Inflammation has dire effects on any part of your body. Inflamed skin certainly doesn't look healthy because it isn't. What's more, chronic inflammation can damage the underlying structure of the skin. So, constantly inflamed skin, say due to allergies or makeup sensitivity, will age more rapidly.
Just like CBD works with body systems to prevent collagen damage, it also works to systematically reduce inflammation in the body. So, ingestion of CBD can be good for your health. When applied to the skin, it can reduce the obvious effects of inflammation, thus promoting a more healthful look to your skin.
Prevention of Oxidative Stress
Your body needs to maintain a balance between antioxidants and free radicals, which are oxygen-containing molecules that can react with other molecules. While the result, oxidation, is a normal body process, too many free radicals can lead to oxidation of fatty tissue and proteins. When that imbalance happens, you have oxidative stress.
The counter to oxidative stress, which contributes to the signs of aging, is the application of antioxidants. CBD oil is a prime source of antioxidants. So, if you apply an eye cream with CBD oil, the natural antioxidants combine with the free radicals to neutralize the oxidation process.
Use anti-aging CBD creams or serums to keep the skin around your eyes looking youthful.Share