6 Surprising Skin Care Benefits Of Hemp Seed Oil
Did you know cannabis can be an important herb? Although it’s normally associated with marijuana and hence illegal, there are some species within the genus cannabis that are beneficial to us. One such species is hemp, or Cannabis sativa. For the longest time, industrial manufacturing of hemp was prohibited, owing to its connection with its cousin marijuana. However, the ban was lifted once this particular plant became famous for its benefits. Here are some of them.
1. It Acts As A Skin Cleanser
Hemp oil is an excellent choice of cleanser for acne-prone skin. It has a light consistency that helps remove excess oil from the surface of your skin. It clears clogged pores that contribute to breakouts. Just mix one part hemp oil and one part tea tree oil with a few drops of jojoba and lavender oils to get the perfect oil-based cleanser for your delicate acne-prone skin. This has been a beauty hack widely used by tribal women across the globe and you’re sure to see great results.
2. It Treats Acne
Hemp seed oil has incredible anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe skin problems like acne. Acne is a result of clogging of pores by excess sebum, causing inflammation of the skin and resulting in tiny, painful bumps. Hemp seed oil clears out the excess oil from your skin, hydrates it from the inside owing to the balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and reduces the size of the bumps, along with the pain.
3. It Treats Rashes Instantly
Hemp seed oil is known to be an effective cure for skin irritation and rashes. Also, for other skin reactions like eczema and psoriasis, hemp seed oil is an excellent solution. Just take a few drops of hemp seed oil mixed with tea tree oil on a cotton plug and dab it on the affected area. Within minutes, you will notice that your hives have vanished. Treating rashes is one of the most common and effective benefits of hemp seed oil that we are aware of. It has been a boon for soldiers, hard labor and ranch workers for generations. Though its use has been largely limited in recent times due to lack of availability, hemp seed oil is making a comeback in recent times.
4. It Reverses Skin Aging
The presence of polyunsaturated lipids in the form of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids helps in restoring skin elasticity. Since hemp seed oil reaches into the deep layers, it helps reset the collagen productivity of your skin, thus keeping your skin soft, supple, and wrinkle-free.
5. It Is A Great Moisturizer
Through the course of the day, your skin is exposed to a lot of dust, grime, and pollution. To keep your skin healthy, you need to give it time to recover. So, every night, before turning in and after you have removed your makeup, moisturize your skin with some hemp seed oil. The fatty acids in hemp oil percolate into the underlying layers of your skin, hydrating it from within. They also lock the moisture in and prevent your skin from drying up.
6. It Alleviates Dermatitis
According to a study published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment, hemp seed oil has been found beneficial for treating skin problems like dermatitis. The presence of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in hemp seeds is believed to be responsible for the reduction of the inflammatory response that causes dermatitis.
Hemp seed oil is used in most beauty creams and products, owing to their amazing benefits for maintaining skin health. Hemp seeds themselves also keep your heart healthy and provide you with necessary plant proteins. So, indulge yourself in this new and efficient remedy for beautiful, glowing skin!
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