Skin benefits of using hemp oil
The Hemp oil, made from pressing the seeds of the cannabis plant, has become a leading ingredient in the beauty world. It has high levels of Vitamin A, C, and E, contains a whole pack of 21 amino acids plus has powerful antioxidant properties!There are many essential fatty acids found in Hemp Seed Oil, however the acids most similar to our skin’s lipids are Omega 3, 6 and 9. Omega 3 has great anti-inflammatory benefits that can therapeutically heal skin conditions. Omega 6 is essential for the healthy functioning of skin and can coat the outer layer. It’s amazing for dehydrated and dry skin! Omega 9 on the other hand promotes healthy inflammation responses. Here are some benefits of applying hemp oil on your skin:
1. The Perfect Moisturizer
The lipids found in hemp oil are similar to those found in the skin. This makes it an the perfect moisturizer and skin protectant. It increases the elasticity of the skin and brings new life to dry, tired or dehydrated skin. Its rich essential fatty acid content seals moisture into the skin, thereby softening and moisturizing rough and dehydrated patches. It helps to improve water resistance by protective the skin from reverse osmosis effects of water which causes skin to lose its nutrients and also adds vitamin D to the skin, allowing the absorption of calcium that is needed for soft and smooth skin.
2. Anti aging properties
Rich in the same essential fatty acids that’s present in skin lipids, hemp seed oil improves moisture and elasticity to the skin by lubricating beneath the surface. Unlike other oils that simply coat the skin, hemp seed oil’s penetrative properties dry naturally while locking in moisture and improving skin’s quality. The vitamin D, contained in the hemp oil, boosts elasticity, stimulates collagen production, enhances radiance, and lessens lines and the appearance of dark spots on the face.
3. Fights Acne and balances oily skin
One of the most effective benefits of hemp seed oil for skin is that it can be used to heal and calm acne prone skin.The essential fatty acid omega 3 contained in hemp seed oil is a natural remedy for treating acne. The oil has a comedogenic rating of 0 out of 5, which means that it will not clog pores.The oil is used by the body to reduce inflammation that causes redness and soreness in pimples. Hemp seed oil contains strong ingredients of antibacterial properties that aid the skin to remove the bacteria that causes acne. Hemp oil is a rich source of gamma-linoleic acid and astringent properties that prevent the skin pores from clogging and prevent excessive production of sebum. Sebum clogs the skin pores resulting in skin whiteheads and blackheads. Hemp oil can also bring down the redness and irritation of acne outbreaks. Over time, it can help eliminate acne by keeping the skin healthy and hydrated. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t block the pores but will actually help the skin balance oil production.
4. Tightens & Shrinks Large Pores
Hemp oil is a very light oil with thin consistency and its astringent properties will reduce your wide pores that might secrete excess sebum causing blackheads and pimples. Hemp oil will tone and firm your skin.
5. Alleviates Dermatitis
The rich omega 3 & 6 fatty acids in hemp seed oil help alleviate and soothe dermatitis. A 2005 study published in the ‘Journal of Dermatological Treatment’ discovered that common symptoms of dermatitis including itchy skin and dryness considerably improved after using hemp seed oil for a period of 20 weeks.
6. Heals Eczema
Hemp seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties that are perfect for those with sensitive skin, eczema or rosacea. Hemp seed oil soothes calms and relieves itchy, painful, dry, inflamed and red eczema patches on the skin. A study reported that hemp seed oil used on eczema sufferers gradually improved their skin for dryness and itchiness, thanks to an increase of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The acids also help to reduce redness and irritation associated with acne and rosacea.
7. Soothes Skin Rashes
The anti-inflammatory properties of hemp seed coupled with its moisturizing and soothing properties help heal itchy, inflamed and red skin rashes.
8. Prevents & Helps Fade Varicose Veins
One of the less-known benefits of hemp seed oil for skin is that it can help prevent and reduce varicose veins. This is because it has blood thinning properties, due to its high omega fatty acid content, that help prevent build up of blood on top of the valve. This build-up is what causes the veins appear like they are bulging. Add hemp seeds/hemp seed oil to your diet or apply it topically on your varicose vein.
9. Prevents & Improves Psoriasis
Did you know that psoriasis can be linked to deficiency in omega 6 fatty acids? Hemp seed oil is super rich in omega 6 fatty acids and other EHA’s which fight inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis.