There are a number of skin care benefits that you can get from using hemp seed oil, either topically or by consuming it. Hemp Seed Oil is nutrient-rich, constituting amino acids, fatty acids, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, that can boost overall health in many ways. Pure Hemp Seed Oil is a natural botanical concentrate best derived through cold-pressed extraction process from the seeds of the plant.
How does hemp oil benefit your skin?
Moderates oil production
Hemp oil is perfect for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging your pores. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin’s oil production.
Dryness can also cause your skin to overproduce oil, which in turn, can stimulate acne. Hemp oil can prevent dry skin without clogging pores. This helps reduce acne that’s caused by excess oil.
Moisturizes and soothes inflammation
Hemp oil acts as a good natural moisturizer which doesn’t feel and look too oily in comparison to something like olive oil. One of the omega-6 fatty acids that hemp oil contains is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation.
This can help to calm inflammation and irritation on the skin, including acne and some conditions like psoriasis, while keeping the skin nourished and moisturized.
Treats atopic dermatitis
Part of what makes hempseed oil so beneficial to the skin is that it’s rich in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Consuming these nutrients can help to treat skin conditions like atopic dermatitis.
Based on the study is found evidence that dietary hempseed oil reduced the symptoms and appearance of clinical atopic dermatitis after 20 weeks.
Has anti-aging properties
Hemp oil can have anti-aging effects on the skin. It improves the composition of epidural lipids ( fats in the outermost skin layer ) and improves the overall functioning of the skin. Hemp oil can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent signs of aging from developing.
The linoleic acid and oleic acids found in hemp oil can’t be produced by the body but can play a crucial role in skin health and anti-aging, so they’re important nutrients to add to the diet.
How to use hemp oil for skin care?
There are a few methods you can use to get the skin benefits from hemp oil.
Topical use of hemp oil
The first method is to apply the hemp oil directly to your skin. This can work if you have immediate irritation or dry patches of skin that you want to soothe quickly.
Before using the oil, it is important to do a test to make sure you won’t get an unwanted reaction:
- Wash and dry a small area of your upper arm.
- Apply a small amount of the pure hemp oil.
- Cover the spot with a bandage and leave it in place for 24 hours.
If any redness, burning, itching, or other irritation occurs, you’re sensitive to the oil and shouldn’t use it.
If you don’t see or feel any reaction, then the oil is probably safe to use.
If you’re using the hemp oil to treat acne and you are applying it topically, apply the oil directly to clean skin and leave it on for one to two minutes and then wash it with warm water.
Hemp oil and essential oil mixture.
You can combine hemp oil and other anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients using a recipe like the following:
- 1/4 cup hemp oil
- 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil (place desired amount in a microwaveable container and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval)
- 4 to 5 drops skin-boosting essential oil, like rosemary or lavender oil
Do not take essential oils internally. Many are toxic.
Oral use of hemp oil
If you take hemp oil orally, there’s less risk of any skin irritation or break outs, although it may cause some temporary digestive upset.
Talk to your doctor before taking hemp oil orally.
If you do take it orally, you can have 1 to 2 teaspoons daily divided into two doses.
If you don’t like the taste you can use it in recipes like mixing it into smoothies, salad dressings, or soup.
You can find more recipes using hemp oil include:
Filtered hemp oil can be applied directly to the skin. The following effects occur when using this topical application.
- Drying effect – This oil dries up after some time, making your skin look normal and natural.
- Inmprove water resistance – hemp oil protects the skin from reverse osmosis effects of water which causes skin to lose its nutrients.