Hemp seed oil is a great source of high-quality nutrients and has a long history of use in Eastern culture as a multi-purpose natural remedy. Despite its widespread popularity, prejudice related to its association with cannabis has kept it from common use in the West. While the oil contains virtually no THC, the psychoactive element in cannabis, hemp oil is still considered sketchy to some. The market for hemp seed oil is growing in the United States, with an increasing number of people seeking it out for its reported health benefits.
Here are five ways natural hemp seed oil will benefit your skin:
1. An Effective Moisturizer
The fats, or lipids, in hemp oil are similar to those found in the skin. This makes it an effective moisturizer and protectant for skin. It increases the elasticity of the skin and brings new life to dry, tired or dehydrated skin.
2. As a Dietary Supplement, Benefits the Skin
Taking it as a nutritional supplement can thin the blood, helping to prevent unsightly varicose veins on the skin. Hemp seed oil is made from the only edible seed that contains gamma-linolenic acid. This substance is needed to regulate hormone levels and it can diminish hormone-related acne outbreaks.
3. Skin Rashes and Acne Can Be Treated
Because psoriasis is caused by a deficiency of omega-6 fatty acid, hemp oil is an effective treatment. It also hydrates the skin and brings more oxygen to it, which makes it a good treatment for eczema and dry, itchy skin. Because hemp oil is a natural product with no known side effects, it is ideal for treating skin irritations. Hemp oil can also bring down the redness and irritation of acne outbreaks. Over time, it can help eliminate acne by keeping the skin healthy and hydrated. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t block the pores but will actually help the skin balance oil production.
4. Rich in Supplements for Healthy Skin
Not only is hemp oil rich in vitamins A and E, it also contains trace amounts of important minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium and phosphorus. Ingesting it improves cardiovascular health and blood flow to the skin. It is also high in antioxidants, which are elements that prevent or slow cell damage. Because of this property, some people believe that the regular application of hemp oil slows the aging of the skin.
5. Used in Cosmetics and Lotions
Hemp oil is used in lotions, shampoos, conditioners, sunscreens, lip balms and other products for the skin. The moisturizing properties of the oil are one reason for adding it to these products. It also adds vitamin D to the skin, allowing the absorption of calcium that is needed for soft, smooth skin. It can also be used as a gentle makeup remover. If all of the makeup doesn’t come off with one application of the oil, it can be repeated. You are getting the added benefit of providing moisture to your face while cleansing it.
We are proud to offer our hemp seed infused products to you! We have received rave reviews from our customers!
“My friend told me about this Hemp Seed lotion and how it helped with pain and honestly, I thought she was nuts. One day she handed me a bottle and told me to try it. It INSTANTLY took a large portion of pain away!!! My husband has knee pain, I had him try it and he couldn’t believe it either! We reapply every few hours, but we can’t believe how this stuff works!! Thank you!!!” – Tammy H
“I got my lotion the other day and I love it. I have a question. I break out in hives from time to time and it’s always been a mystery although the doctor seems to think it may be because of my rheumatoid. But when I put the lotion on them they fade. What’s in it that would help hives? Nothing else has ever been as effective!” – Susan T.
Besides our Hemp Seed Lotion, you can find hemp seed in many of our products. Click here to see!