There’s a new beauty secret in town—hemp oil for skin. That’s right, hemp oil has amazing benefits for your skin. Hemp oil is different from CBD oil. Hemp oil is harvested from the seeds of the hemp plant. The oil is cold-pressed and the final product is a clear green-tinted oil with a nutty flavor. By contrast, CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant.
Hemp oil contains nourishing vitamins and provides moisturizing for numerous skin benefits.
How Does Hemp Oil Provide Benefits?
Hemp is among the most beneficial and versatile plants found in nature. Hemp oil is a powerful natural moisturizer and contains vitamins and other nutrients your skin uses to maintain strength and a youthful glow. The antioxidant vitamins in hemp promote skin tissue growth, support skin tone, and elasticity.
When used topically, hemp oil can provide numerous skin benefits including regulation of your skin’s natural oil production. Hemp oil works with any skin type and is non-comedogenic, a fancy way of saying it won’t clog your pores. The oil works to provide balance to oily skin. It regulates the sebum production in your skin, and hydrates at the same time. It seems counterintuitive, but dry skin can actually cause your skin to overproduce oil, and that can clog pores and lead to acne. Hemp oil works to prevent dry skin and that reduces excess oil and in turn, reduces the chances of an acne breakout.
Hemp Oil for Skin Care: Inflammation Fighter
Hemp oil is naturally abundant in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, nutrients that help the skin. In particular, hemp oil is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that also stimulates new skin cell production and growth. GLA is very helpful for inflammatory skin conditions like acne, atopic dermatitis or psoriasis, and works well anytime the skin is irritated, perhaps from shaving or sunburn. GLA also keeps the skin properly moisturized and nourished.
Hemp Oil for Skin Care: Anti-Aging
Who among us doesn’t want to look younger? Look no further than hemp oil for skin. It has amazing anti-aging properties and can reduce fine lines and wrinkles. By nourishing the skin, it can also prevent signs of aging from even developing. The hemp oil contains both oleic and linoleic acids; these are fatty acids that the human body does not produce but they still play an important role in skin health.
Hemp is rich in amino acids and vitamins. Amino acids are the building blocks of both peptides and proteins that play an essential role in skincare. Amino acids maintain skin’s hydration and overall healthy appearance and help the skin generate collagen and elastin. Amino acids also help to prevent wrinkles and allow the skin to retain more moisture. Therefore hemp oil can aid dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis, and can reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Hemp oil is a rich source of vitamins A, E, and C, so it can revitalize and heal dry, cracked skin. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that promotes the growth of healthy skin tissue. Vitamin C is a building block of collagen that supports skin elasticity and tone. Vitamin B (B6) helps keep skin maintain its firmness.
Incorporating Hemp Oil For Skin Into Your Daily Routine
Diamond Hemp oil can be used topically by applying it directly to your skin. This is a great method to use when you need immediate relief from irritation or when you have dry patches that need moisturizing.
Hemp oil should be safe for most people but try a “patch test” first. Just cleanse an inconspicuous area, like the “crook” of your elbow, then apply a small amount of hemp oil. Cover it with a bandage to keep the oil in contact with your skin, and make sure to not get the patch area wet. Discontinue use if you have any redness or itching, and remove the bandage and wash the test spot thoroughly with soap to remove any remaining oil.
Most people do not have any skin reactions to hemp oil, and regularly use it topically for conditions like acne. It’s easy. Wash and dry your face, apply the hemp oil to clean skin, leave it on about two minutes and wash it away with warm water.
Some people have chosen to ingest hemp oil. It provides the same skin benefits as well as additional health benefits. Taking hemp oil orally also means less risk of any skin reactions. Some people experience digestive system issues, so talk to your doctor before taking hemp oil orally. Most people take one or two daily teaspoons. That’s all it takes to reap the benefits. It can be taken straight or can be mixed in everything from smoothies to soup. You can even cook with hemp oil. Use it for salad dressing or make pesto with it.
Hemp Oil for Skin Care: Side Effects
Hempseed oil is safe for most people and typically does not cause skin reactions or gastrointestinal discomfort.
Hemp oil is high in fatty acids, and it can take a while for the digestive system to adjust to that. The best way to prevent any gastrointestinal upset is to always start by taking a small amount of daily hemp oil and then working your way up to your desired daily amount.
One of the biggest misconceptions that people have is that hemp oil will get you high. It won’t. Contrary to popular belief, the oil extracted from hemp seeds doesn’t contain any THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive “high” chemical marijuana is known for.
Hemp seed oil can possibly interact with some medications, particularly blood thinners so talk to your doctor first to see if hemp oil is right for you.
Hemp Oil for Skin Care: Hemp Oil Beauty Tips
Lots of women—and men—are learning the secrets of hemp oil. Many people use it around their eye area to stay young-looking. The fatty acids plump up the tissues around the eye and encourage new skin growth.
The facial T-zone (that area across your forehead and down your nose to your chin) is usually an issue for most people, so if your T-zone is oily, try applying hemp oil every night before you sleep. Your dry skin and T-zone acne will be gone in no time, and you’ll notice a reduced shiny look because overnight, the oil has regulated your skin’s natural oil production.
Did you know that hemp oil is a great makeup remover? That’s right! Many Diamond Hemp customers have started to use hemp oil as an alternative to harsh soaps. In particular, hemp is great for removing mascara and eyeliner. Just put a bit of oil on a cotton ball and wipe, then rinse with water.
Winter will be here before we know it, so consider using hemp oil on dry hands and feet. These areas need special attention, so try some soothing creams.
Try Diamond Hemp’s Hemp Oil for Skin Care
Give our hemp oil products a try, whether you apply topically or ingest orally. These products offer numerous benefits for your skin. Whether you try our scrubs, serums or lotions, you’re getting a quality product regardless of which Diamond Hemp product you try.
You can rest easy knowing our products contain zero THC, and we always use third-party independent labs to test our products and verify our ingredients. Using hemp oil every day is pretty easy. You can add it to your nightly beauty regimen or use it first thing in the morning. These five hemp oil beauty tips come from women who know, and they are here to help you streamline hemp oil into your daily life.