For years jojoba and argan oil were considered to be the miraculous oils for skin care.
However, things seem to be changing.
Consumers are getting more and more aware of the value of hemp oil and of its benefits for the skin. On the other hand, the cosmetics industry are re-evaluating the ingredients used up to now and turning to hemp oil using it as an essential ingredient of skin care cosmetics.
Why do hemp oil cosmetics rock?
Because they contain this awesome gift, nature provides us.
What is hemp oil?
As many of you know, hemp oil ( or hemp seed oil ) comes from the cold press of the Cannabis Sativa seed (also known as industrial hemp or just Hemp).
Packed with nutrients, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, hemp seed oil is considered to be one of the most nutritious oils for the skin.
It contains Vitamins A, C, D and E and it has an optimum ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids (3:1). A typical American consumes between 20-25 times more Omega-6 than Omega-3. This unbalanced ratio results in serious and harmful consequences to metabolic, hormonal, and cardiovascular health.
It has a comedogenic rating of zero. This means that there is no chance of breaking you out or clogging your pores.
Its light consistency makes it perfect for all skin types, especially those who have oilier skin. It is absorbed immediately after you apply it and goes well under your makeup. It can, also, be used on acne prone skin.
The hemp oil used for cosmetic production is 100% legal and won’t get you high because it doesn’t contain THC (well, to be precise if your hemp oil comes from the seeds of the plant it contains 0.00% THC. But if it comes from the leaves it may contain an insignificant amount of less than 0.03% THC.)
What did I say? It won’t get you high?
It WILL get you high!
It will get you high on healthy, beautiful and radiant skin !!!
So, which are the benefits your skin can get if you decide to use hemp oil, either as a cosmetic ingredient or as part of your diet?
Ready, Steady, GO!!!
1. It Improves the Condition of the Skin in case of Psoriasis
Psoriasis is believed to be caused by a deficiency of omega–3 fatty acids and elevations of omega–6 fatty acids, which increase inflammation. Hemp oil is packed with omega 6 fatty acids and other essential fatty acids which can fight inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis.
Include hemp seeds or hemp seed oil in your diet. They will help you fight psoriasis and why not? prevent it.
Apply hemp seed oil salves or creams to moisturize soothe and calm your dry inflamed dry and itchy skin and calm inflammation.
2. It Alleviates Atopic Dermatitis
The plethora of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in hemp seed oil alleviates and soothes atopic dermatitis because it is rich in omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs).
A study, conducted in 2015 for 20 weeks, discovered that “dietary hemp seed oil caused significant changes in plasma fatty acid profiles and improved clinical symptoms of atopic dermatitis. It is suggested that these improvements resulted from the balanced and abundant supply of PUFAs in this hemp seed oil.”
Include hemp seeds or hemp seed oil in your diet. They will help you alleviate Atopic Dermatitis.
Apply salves, creams or lotions that contain hemp oil to moisturize soothe and calm your dry, inflamed and itchy skin.
3. It Heals Eczema
Daily Mail claims that hemp seed oil HEALS eczema !!!
Eczema affects a lot of people out there. I wonder how many of them know about the power of hemp?
Medical researchers at the University of Kuopio, Finland, have found evidence of the positive effects of hemp seed oil on eczema.
Hemp oil is packed with omega-6 and omega-3 which are responsible for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. EFAs (essential fatty acids) in hemp oil act as an internal moisturizer for your skin. They can help combat, prevent and soothe eczema flare-ups.
Hemp Seeds do good to your body working from inside and outside.
Apply hemp seed oil or lotion on your skin to nourish, protect it and alleviate eczema flare-ups
Incorporating hemp seeds into your diet is considered an efficient way to treat eczema.
In case cannabis products are forbidden in your country, don’t be discouraged! My friend Joo is an eczema warrior and her website is really an “eczema encyclopedia” This article of hers will give you information on other natural ways to treat your ailment!
4. It Cleanses your Skin
Hemp seed oil is a number one skin cleanser.
As I have already mentioned, it has a comedogenic rating of 0. To be precise it will balance out your excess sebum.
When there is a lack of linoleic acid in your skin, the sebaceous glands produce sebum with oleic acid, which is different from healthy sebum; oleic acid sebum is drier and firmer and forms blackheads and whiteheads.
Hemp seed oil contains a perfect ratio of EFAs (essential fatty acids) and provides your skin with the linoleic acid if it is lacking. In fact, hemp seed oil contains a huge percentage of linoleic acid : 57% !!!!
Furthermore, hemp seed oil can be used to remove makeup
Apply a hemp cleanser
Use the oil cleansing method. (it’s secret! don’t tell anyone!!)
What to do: Massage the hemp oil into your skin, 3-4 minutes are enough. Then, run a clean washcloth under as hot water as your skin can stand and, after wringing it out, leave it on your face for a couple of minutes. This will open up your skin’s pores. Then gently dab your face and wipe off the residue. The process of soaking wringing and dabbing should be 3 to 4 more times until the excess oil is wiped off. Finally, you pat your face dry.
To remove makeup you don’t have to use the oil cleansing method. Just apply the oil on your face, wait for a couple of minutes and gently wipe it off with a clean cotton towel or cotton ball.
5. It Improves the Balance of Oily Skin
Hemp seed oil has a light, thin consistency and is considered a ‘dry’ oil. This makes it a great moisturizer for oily and greasy skin. It has astringent properties and helps your skin control any excess sebum production, the major problem of an oily skin
Apply a hemp moisturizer
6. It Tightens and Shrinks Large Pores
As mentioned above, the light and thin consistency of hemp seed oil tightens, tones and firms skin. Its astringent properties can help minimize large pores that secrete excess sebum causing greasy skin, blackheads and pimples.
Use hemp seed oil cosmetics to shrink and tighten large pores.
7. It Soothes Skin Rashes
Hempseed oil has great anti-inflammatory properties which combined with its moisturizing properties are able to heal and soothe red skin rashes.
8. It Softens Dehydrated Parts of your Body
Hemp seed oil is considered an excellent emollient because its composition is similar to the sebum produced by your skin It is rich in essential fatty acids and has the ability to “lock” moisture into the skin.
As a result, rough and dehydrated parts of your body like elbows, heels etc are softened and moisturized .
9. It is an Amazing Moisturizer
Hemp seed oil seals moisture into the skin which makes it an amazing moisturizer for all types of skin, even for acne prone skins. How does it do it? His EFAs (essential fatty acids) do it! They manage to create a protective shield over the skin and, thus, any moisture loss is prevented. It also increases your skin’s elasticity.
Use a hemp moisturizer
10. It Controls Acne
One of the most effective benefits of hemp seed oil for skin is it can be used to control acne
Hemp oil can reduce the redness and irritation of acne and heal and calm acne prone skin. Its astringent properties along with its ability to balance excess sebum production control acne and keep your skin healthy
Use hemp seed oil cosmetics
Incorporate hemp seeds in your diet if your acne is hormonal. Hemp oil helps regulate hormones
11. It has Anti-Aging Properties
Hemp seed oil contains a great amount of antioxidants, which prevent or slow the damage of your skin cells. It helps improve your skin’s elasticity. It, actually, improves the composition of the lipids found in the outermost layer of your skin and improves the overall functioning of your skin giving you a radiant, wrinkle-free skin.
Bonus: It has toning, firming and tightening properties. Result? No sagging skin !
12. It Prevents Varicose Veins
I bet you didn’t know it!
No more varicose veins !
Varicose veins are caused by the built-up of the blood on top of the valve.
Hemp oil has anticoagulant properties because it’s rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid. These EFAs can prevent the blood built up on top of the valve.
Add hemp seeds/hemp seed oil to your diet
Apply a hemp oil cream on your varicose vein.
Attention though!! If you take any blood thinning medicine, before adding either the seeds or the oil deriving from hemp to your every day diet, PLEASE, consult your doctor.
13. It Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Hemp Seed Oil contains the optimal 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 which has been scientifically proven to be anti-inflammatory.
To optimize its effects use it as a food supplement and as topical.
14. It Fights Free Radicals
THE eternal enemy of our skin health and beauty. Girls know that! I’m not sure about the boys.
Their production is a natural process and happens in our cells. Energy and waste products are produced by our cells. These waste products are called free radicals.
The body can be stimulated to over-produce free radicals by multiple factors:
- environmental toxins (smog)
- ingested toxins (fluoride)
- certain meds
- excessive physical exercise
To prevent excessive production of free radicals our body needs antioxidants.
Yes, you are right! Hemp oil is full of them !
15. It Minimizes Cell Oxidation
I heard the question!!
You cut an apple. A couple of hours later the apple turns brown. This process is similar to cell oxidation.
Excessive oxidation will probably make you old and sick before your time. Being able to fight free radicals, hemp oil is a natural way to minimize your cells’ oxidation.
This is important not only for your skin health but for the health of your nervous system and overall health as well. Too much oxidation can cause cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, heart disease, Parkinson’s and other age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
What are you waiting for?
Aren’t all these reasons enough to make you want to throw your ordinary, full of harmful ingredients and ridiculously expensive cosmetics in the bin? Don’t you feel the urge to replace them with all-natural hemp oil based cosmetics?
Don’t waste your time. DO IT NOW !!!
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DISCLAIMER: The content of this article is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The information provided is not meant to alleviate or cure any disease or disorder. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider for any medical condition.