Hemp Oil for Skin
By now, it is safe to say that we have tried and tested all kinds of oils to keep our skin healthy and glowing. Be it almond oil, coconut oil, or essential oils; we have managed to incorporate it into the daily skincare routine. If you feel you’ve tried it all, well you are in for a pleasant surprise, for hemp oil is the new trend in beauty care. Let’s see what the fuss is all about.
 Hemp Oil

What is Hemp Oil?

Hemp is the strand of the Cannabis sativa plant, which is low in THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the compound of cannabis which induces psychoactive effects, which you may know as feeling high. Hemp seeds are free of THC, making it non-psychoactive and safe for use in skincare products.

Hemp oil is commonly called hemp seed oil, for it comes from the seeds of the hemp plant. It is quite different from cannabidiol oil or CBD oil, which comes from the buds, stalks, and leaves of hemp. If you are looking for high levels of THC, you can opt for cannabidiol oil or thc delivery. Hemp seeds, on the other hand, go through a process of thorough cleaning, which removes THC and then cold-pressed to get raw hemp oil. The most common way of using hemp seed oil is in the unrefined form, which is green in color and can have a nutty taste to it.

How can it benefit your skin?

Our ancestors have been using hemp oil for centuries and making the most of its benefits. Among the plenty of ways hemp oil nourishes you, giving you healthy skin sure stands out. Here is how it is good for your skin:

1. Keeps excess oil away:

If you have oily skin, it can be difficult for you to find the right moisturizer. No matter what you use, it will still be too heavy for you and clog your pores. Hemp oil can come to your rescue, for it is suitable for all skin types. It can balance out the oil from your skin, hydrate it naturally and get control of excess oil production. Research by the University of Debrecen, Nagyerdei, states that hemp works as a sebostatic agent and takes away the excess oil.

Dryness of skin also induces the skin to produce excess oil, which stimulates acne. Hemp oil can work wonders here as well, by gently nourishing your skin and taking away the dryness and excess oil.

2. Stops skin from aging:

skin from aging:
With growing age, the thought of our skin aging, and losing its shine takes our sleep away. Well, you can stop worrying about aging skin and use hemp oil to give it the nourishment it needs which is discussed widely in this study of Shandong University, China.

Hemp oil contains linoleic acid and oleic acid, which are generally not present in our bodies. Both these ingredients are famous for their anti-aging properties. Using hemp oil can not only prevent the early signs of aging but also take care of the fine lines and wrinkles, giving you glowing skin.

3. Soothes inflammations:

Dryness, lack of moisturization, and neglecting skin care can lead to inflammations. Your skin needs nourishment from within to get back the original glow, and hemp oil can help you get that.

Like we said, hemp oil contains omega-6 fatty acids like ganna-linolenic acid, which is responsible for making it an anti-inflammatory oil. It can soothe your irritated skin and gives you much-needed relief.

4. Treats dermatitis:

Dermatitis is a common name to address all kinds of skin irritations. It can include itchiness, redness, dry skin, rashes, or even swollen and reddened skin. The antibacterial properties of hemp oil can help cure the symptoms of dermatitis in 20 weeks, as proven by the study of the University of Kuopio, Finland.

Hemp seed oil can also cure various other skin diseases like acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, and even skin cancer. Using hemp oil regularly further promotes the growth of new skin cells and rejuvenates it from within.

How to use it?

Hemp oil has tonnes of benefits to offer, although its effectiveness depends on how you use it. You can choose the way, product and amount as per your requirements. Here are a few ways to make the most of hemp oil for your skin:

1. Topical use:

The first way of using hemp oil is by directly applying it to your skin. Topical use is beneficial if you are seeking relief from dry and irritated skin, that you wish to soothe instantly. You can apply it directly onto clean and dry skin, and then cover it up with a bandage for the next 24 hours. If you feel any irritation, you might be sensitive to hemp oil and avoid using it.

Another way of using hemp oil is by mixing it into the essential oil mixture. You can add 1/4th cup of hemp oil, 2-3 teaspoons of coconut oil, and then add 4-5 drops of essential oil to get a nourishing mix. Lavender oil and rosemary oil goes well with hemp oil and can be used topically.

2. Oral use:

The second way of taking help oil is by taking it orally. With ingesting hemp oil through the mouth, you can get healthy skin apart from many other overall health benefits. Hemp oil takes a little longer to show results when taken orally, although the effects last for longer. It also reduces the chances of skin irritation or skin breakouts.

You can consume hemp oil by directly take 1-2 spoons of it daily. You can either consume it once or maybe divide it into doses. The hemp seed oil has a nutty taste, and you might not like it at first. If this is the case, you can infuse it into your diet by adding it to the food that you have on a daily basis. You can add it to soups, smoothies, coffee, or even salad dressings.

Whether you decide to take it orally or apply it directly onto the skin, hemp oil offers plenty of benefits for your skin. Using Indica will ensure that you retain the healthy and glowing skin of your youthful days, and keep inflammation and irritation at bay, which is evident from the study of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.