Eyebags are swellings or puffiness that occur in the eye, which can be caused by various factors. CBD oil has proven to help with various conditions and can also come in handy in dealing with eye bags.
CBD became a sensation after its recent legalization, which guaranteed it a spot as an ingredient in many industries. This is because of this herb's perpetual health and wellness benefits. Topicals are majoring in CBD as an ingredient, and it is no wonder you find several products on shelves today with CBD labels. The skincare industry is now on the herb as CBD oil has potential benefits to the skin. These benefits include helping reduce acne, treating eczema and psoriasis, and reducing wrinkles. Among other benefits, CBD is also found to help with eye bags.
What Causes Bags Under the Eye
Eyebags are puffiness or mild swelling under the eyes. As people age, many things happen to the body, eyebags being one of them and bags. As you age, the tissue surrounding the eye weakens with the muscles holding the eyelids. Eyebags are a condition that cannot be confined to one specific cause. Many causes can lead to this condition, including genetics, dehydration, allergies, inflammation, stress, lack of quality sleep, and aging, which is the most common.
CBD and CBD Oil
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid in the hemp plant or marijuana. CBD oil is produced from CBD, which is extracted from the stalks and stem of the hemp plant and then mixed with medium chain triglycerides (MCT) oil. Other compounds such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and small amounts of THC are extracted together with cannabidiol. They are combined into the oil to come up with different types of CBD oil. The most predominant compounds of hemp are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Oladimeji & Valan (2020) noted that THC is the compound responsible for causing a 'high' effect in users.
CBD is not psychoactive and therefore has no intoxicating effects on users. Even though CBD can be harnessed from the hemp plant and marijuana, federally-approved CBD is only extracted from the industrial hemp plant. This is because marijuana is a hard drug and contains a high percentage of THC concentration as compared to hemp, which contains THC levels of less than 0.3%, the federally legal limit. CBD, therefore, has insignificant amounts of THC content which are not likely to cause any intoxication. CBD is linked to numerous benefits to the endocannabinoid system. However, one should consult the doctor before embarking on CBD use, especially when you have an underlying medical condition.
Types of CBD Oil
There are three types of CBD oil:
Full-spectrum CBD Oil
This type of CBD oil contains all the compounds of cannabis, inclusive of trace amounts of THC. Remember that federally approved CBD products should not have more than 0.3% THC.
Broad-spectrum CBD Oil
Broad-spectrum contains all the compounds of the cannabis plant but does not include THC.
This is the purest form of CBD as it only contains CBD as the main and solemn compound. CBD isolate oil will have the highest potency compared to other forms of CBD oil.
How Do CBD Topicals Work?
CBD works with the endocannabinoid system in the human body. The endocannabinoid system, ECS, is a complex cell-signaling system regulating many processes and bodily functions. Dariš et al. (2019) noted that the ECS consists of endocannabinoids, endocannabinoid receptors, and enzymes. CBD mostly affects the endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 AND CB2, in different body areas. Endocannabinoids are naturally produced in the body and resemble CBD at the molecular level.
According to Chayasirisobhon (2020), CBD binds to the endocannabinoid receptors in the body, and the effect will depend on the location of the receptors. In the case where CBD interacts with CB2 receptors in the immune system, it induces a natural response for other receptors to boost inflammation regulation. CB1 receptors are located all over the skin on the epidermal layer, where interaction with CBD, when used topically, is easy. The interaction between CBD used topically, and the receptors will induce different effects.
CBD topicals are the ideal alternatives to products containing THC or steroid-based topicals that are bought over the counter, offering temporary relief while harming the skin. From dealing with inflammation to reducing joint pain, CBD can be used to serve a variety of functions.
Can CBD Oil Help With Bags Under the Eye
Yes. There are things that you ought to keep in mind. Firstly, CBD topicals are available in different varieties, including balms, creams, salves, lotions, gels, ointments, and patches. Even though all these topicals absorb easily into the skin, some absorb faster than others. When topicals are applied to the skin, relief is seldom immediate.
When dealing with bags under the eye or puffiness, the level of discomfort, frequency of use, and dose will determine the product's efficacy. Often, the desired relief is achieved between 1 and 48 hours. You should use CBD topical consistently to benefit from its effects faster. Regular use will also offer greater effects from the CBD topicals.
According to Khaleghi (2020), CBD has analgesic properties that help pain relief, thus offering comfort to eye puffiness. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling in localized areas; therefore, these properties of CBD will help deal with bags under the eyes.
CBD has been there for a while now, and even though research on CBD is lagging, it is still making strides to live up to its potential. It's high time that CBD is given the credit it deserves, as it has proven to be more than just a herb. In the case of eyebags, eye puffiness, or any other face or skin condition, use CBD topicals as they offer faster pain relief than other methods of CBD. CBD topicals are directly absorbed in the skin, and CBD interacts with the CB2 receptors to reduce swelling and offer pain relief thanks to the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD.
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