With people becoming more aware of the potential harmful chemicals in common personal care products, there is a growing move towards natural products. Luckily there are now many beneficial natural products out there that we can use for bathing and applying to skin and hair. One such natural product that was shunned throughout the 20th century and has reemerged as a super nutrient with science-based benefits for skin and hair. We’re talking about hemp seed oil, the nutritious oil extracted from hemp seeds.
About hemp seed oil
Hemp seed oil is made by cold-pressing hemp seeds, and usually, it is unrefined, has a clear green colour and a nutty flavour. According to experts with contain, trace amounts to no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It should not be confused with CBD oil which is extracted from hemp flower oil that is packed full of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Properties and benefits of hemp seed oil
For thousands of years, people have used hemp seed in food and used it topically to promote skin rejuvenation, maintain elasticity and to treat various skin ailments. Thanks to the hemp renaissance, you too can enjoy the great benefits of CBD Oil. Right now, it is one of the most popular and amazing natural ingredients in various natural cosmetics including skin creams, massage oils, lip balms, shampoos and shaving cream. Below are some of its amazing benefits.
Hemp seed oil is a great natural skin moisturizer that is easily absorbed into the skin for ultra-moisturizing effects. It contributes significantly to the skin’s barrier function to prevent moisture loss through the skin. Using it leads to smooth and soft skin.
Nourishes the skin
Hemp oil is rich in vitamins A, C, E, D and B6, omega-6 essential fatty acid (with 57% gamma-linolenic acid), omega-3 essential fatty acid, and antioxidants which make it the perfect skin food. That is why it is perfect for skin lotions and an ideal carrier oil for massage and healing treatments.
Vitamin B6 strengthens cell membranes and keeps the skin firm. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and a building block for collagen which supports skin strength and elasticity. Vitamin D specifically helps with softening and hydrating the skin and relieves psoriasis and eczema. Vitamin E makes the skin look younger, reduces inflammation, is an antioxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage, and promotes the growth of healthy skin.
The powerful combination of essential fatty acids and nutrients promotes skin health and improvesdry skin. The near-perfect ratio of the fatty acids helps to improve cell health, structure and eliminate toxins and waste from skin cells.
After using hemp seed oil for some time, you should see a great improvement in the health and appearance of the skin.
The hemp seed oil also has antiaging properties in addition to moisturizing and healing. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Its powerful antioxidant properties prevent skin cell damage by free radicals, thus preventing early ageing. Linoleic acid moisturizes, plumps up and fortifies the skin, and protects the skin barrier to fend off pollutants and UV rays. This way it prevents early ageing of the skin. Oleic acid is a great moisturizer that stops moisture loss from the skin and restores natural oils of the skin without clogging the skin.
Balances skin oils
The great thing about hemp seed oil is that it does not block skin pores, but contributes to balancing out excess sebum by regulating sebum production. Here is how it works. Dryness can cause the skin to overproduce oil which may lead to acne. Hemp seed oil moisturizes the skin without clogging pores and the moist skin stops the excess production of sebum. That makes is an excellent choice for people with chaotic, mature or dry skin.
Alleviates skin conditions
Hemp seed oil is healing. It relieves symptoms of acne, eczema, psoriasis, minor abrasions, dermatitis, and itchy skin. It has the ability to strengthen the skin and improve its ability to resist bacterial, fungal and viral infections.
Enhances hair growth and health
The omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in hemp seed oil promote hair growth, add moisture and shine to the hair strengthen brittle hair strands and help the hair to grow thicker. People who have used it in shampoo and conditioner have confirmed that applying the oil on the scalp helps to reduce scalp problems such as dandruff, dryness and itchiness. Many believe hemp oil may be an effective treatment for scalp psoriasis since it alleviates skin psoriasis.
If you are tired of cleansers that dry out your skin, it’s time to turn to hemp seed oil for effective cleansing while softening and nourishing the skin. Massage the oil into your skin to dissolve all dirt and then wipe off with a soft cotton cloth or cotton square. If you have makeup on your skin, you may need to do this twice. Then rinse off with warm water and pat dry. You will have clean soft skin.
Hemp seed oil is safe for most people but some people experience mild irritation. If you have generally sensitive skin, perform a skin test before using it.
- Wash and dry a small area on your upper arm.
- Apply a small amount of pure hemp oil.
- Cover the area with a bandage and leave it for 24 hours, without getting the bandage wet.
- If you experience any itchiness, redness, burning, or other irritation, maybe you are sensitive to the oil and shouldn’t use it. Remove the bandage immediately and wash the area with soap and water.
- If there is no reaction, then the oil is probably safe to use.
Join the hemp seed oil renaissance
Hemp personal care products are a fantastic natural addition to your skincare regimen. Avoid the expensive, modern chemical concoctions you’ve been using on your skin and hair, and benefit from thousands of years of human experience in skincare. Try hemp oil bath and body products. You can also apply the oil directly to the skin for immediate relief of irritation or dry skin.