The beauty industry is welcoming all kinds of natural products that can offer the same benefits similar to the ones made artificially. One such natural ingredient taking over as an important contributor to beautiful skin is the Hemp oil. Thanks to the relaxation on laws for recreational and medical use of cannabis with a liability to sell or use responsibly. Let’s understand its benefits and how to use it topically and orally.
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
The extraction of oil from the seeds of a hemp plant by cold pressing it, results in hemp oil. It is dark or light green colored and nutty in flavor. The hemp plant is one of the varieties of cannabis hemp plants. Generally, hemp has a lower amount of THC (0.3%) or tetrahydrocannabinol, and high concentration of CBD or cannabidiol. There is near to zero intoxication risk from hemp oil. The hemp plant has been in use since ages for the manufacture of clothes, food, paper, textiles, etc.
Hemp Seed Oil Benefits on Skin
The hemp seed oil has to offer an abundant amount of vitamins and fatty acids which are much needed for skin nourishment. It contains a good amount of magnesium, potassium, vitamin B1, and B2, vitamin E, Omega-3, and Omega-6 polyunsaturated fats. The good thing is that you can use them topically or including them in your foods. Consuming hemp oil can benefit your internal organs, like keep your heart healthy, relief pain, reduce muscle tension and improve brain health.
The Omega-3 fatty acids in hemp oil can prevent your skin from sun damage, inflammation, and fights wrinkles thereby reducing the causes of aging. Below are some amazing benefits of hemp oil for your face.
Hydrates Your Skin
It can manage the natural production of oil in your body, therefore hydrating your skin effortlessly. Your face will look plump and rejuvenated with an attractive glow. Continuous use of hemp oil can help you easily regain moisture throughout the entire day.
Prevents Premature Aging
There are some environmental factors that can damage our skin resulting in premature aging. The harmful environment exposure to ozone, cigarette smoking, pollutants, and chemicals forms free radicals which are a result of the natural metabolic process of our body, as we inhale oxygen. These free radicals are toxic elements that cause damage to tissues and cells. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are one of the effects. Hemp oil contains antioxidants which work against the oxidative stress process of damaging cells. Red wine has similar benefits as it supplies antioxidants to the body and prevents aging.
Calms the Skin
Hemp oil has properties which can help soothe your skin. If your skin is suffering from some irritations causing redness on your face, you can apply the oil to calm the affected area.
Works as an Anti-Inflammatory Agent
Chronic inflammation can lead to skin diseases like psoriasis, a condition where the skin cells build up rapidly on the skin’s surface. It causes thick white and red patches on the skin. Hemp oil can help treat psoriasis, a study says. It reduces the irritation and the fatty acids improve exfoliation.
Prevents Acne and Balances Oil In The Skin
There are many reasons to trigger acne on your face. One of the reasons is excessive oil production. Research has shown that Hemp Seed Oil can contribute to balancing oil production in our body. Hemp oil also does not clog pores, unlike some others. It is non-comedogenic oil and often considered to be an ideal moisturizer for the skin.
Suitable For All Skin Types
Hemp oil is suitable for all skin types. From normal to dry skin to oily skin, it can give you a sufficient amount of moisturizing by balancing the oil according to your skin demands.
How to Use Hemp Seed Oil on Face?
The above-mentioned benefits must have already given you a vague idea on how to use hemp oil for your face. Here are some ways to help you clarify how to use.
As a moisturizer- This is basic. Since it does not clog pores and has a good amount of omega fats, you can use hemp oil on a daily basis as a moisturizer. Take a small amount and massage it onto your face for a few minutes (2-3).
As a makeup remover- Yes, you can use hemp oil to remove makeup. Take a tablespoon of the oil, rub it on the face. Let the oil sit for some time and then wipe it off with a warm cloth removing all the makeup very easily.
As a hair oil- Dirt on your hair scalp can lead to skin allergies on the forehead. So, if you are taking care of your face, consider your hair too in the routine. You can use hemp oil to moisturize your hair scalp, get rid of hair fall and scalp problems. Take a few drops, rub it on your scalp and massage it for some time, then after 10-15 minutes wash it off with your regular shampoo.
In a face mask- We often mix rose water, milk or yogurt in our face masks. Well, you can incorporate hemp oil too by mixing it in your normal face masks to give an additional glow to your skin.
As a lip balm- Take a tiny drop of hemp oil to moisturize your lips daily. It can work like a miracle on chapped lips.
Note- Keep your hands clean before doing all the above.
If your skin is very sensitive and you are afraid of applying anything, you can orally take hemp oil by mixing it with your diet. For instance, you can include 1-2 tablespoon of the oil in your salad dressings, smoothies or soup.
Visit a dermatologist first before testing anything on yourself. Skin conditions differ from person to person. Hence, the first step should be to consult a physician and understand if you can go ahead with using hemp oil on your skin routine.
Harold is a cannabis and health industry consultant who frequently writes about the latest trends in the industry. She has been writing for a long time now. Through her writing, she hopes to influence as many people as possible to help maintain better health and lifestyle.