Some people are just itching to try a new skin care product. Literally itching. In many instances, this need to scratch is an irritating symptom of eczema. But, those who suffer from eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, need not suffer in silence. With a little help from our good friend hemp seed oil, they can minimize their symptoms and finally get rid of those annoying breakouts.
Dietary Hemp Seeds
We were amazed to discover that one of the best applications of hemp seed oil for the treatment of eczema is actually dietary. Yes, that is true. A 2005 study in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment revealed that eating hemp seed oil may decrease the frustrating symptoms of eczema, even without the application of special skin treatments. Researchers believe that the ideal balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids in hemp seed oil contributes to a lower transepidermal water loss, as well as a reduction in dry skin patches and itching.
Hemp Seed Skin Care Products
Eating hemp seeds and hemp seed oil can really improve the body as a whole. But, to finish the job, we like to add a variety of products that are great for the skin. The problem is that the body has to fight a lot of environmental irritants that make the skin dry, itchy and generally uncomfortable. People spend too much time in the sun without proper protection. In the winter, they do not add enough moisture to their skin to keep eczema at bay. And diet, oh, yes, diet. In most cases, eczema is a reaction to something in the environment or in our diets that our bodies are trying to get rid of. This could be dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts or any number of potential allergens.
Cutting items out of our diets can only go so far. Adding hemp seed oil helps, but then we are still left scratching while we wait for our bodies to eliminate toxins for good. That is where skin care products come in. Hemp cream provides a thick layer to reduce inflammation and cool hot, dry skin. Hemp lotion establishes a baseline of healthy skin for long-term use.
When we have the itch to try something new, we like to address the problem at the source. By increasing consumption of hemp seed oil, we reduce the likelihood of developing eczema. And, when we use hemp skin care products as a follow-up, we take a two-pronged approach that knocks eczema out for good.
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