When it comes to unleashing the power of nature, to soothe, moisturize and improve your complexion, turn to the skin-soothing powers of hemp seed oil. For thousands of years, hemp seed oil has been consumed to improve digestion and applied topically to moisturize and soothe skin. It’s also received a bad rep for being compared to cannabis, the plant that can get you high, whereas hemp has actually been incredibly versatile for building materials, clothing, and also skin care!
Let’s review the benefits of hemp seed oil in skin care…
Can Hemp Seed Oil Get You High?
Before you learn about these qualities and the other powers of hemp seed oil, there’s something we have to get out of the way: hemp seed oil is not marijuana oil. Hemp plants grown for their fiber or seeds already contain much less THC than the plants grown for marijuana or hashish. Hemp seed oil comes only from the seed of this type of hemp, and so does not contain the psychotropic THC in marijuana. That means that you cannot “get high” from hemp seed oil--but what you do get is fabulous skin!
The Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil
While the seed is commonly also ingested, hemp seed oil has many properties that make it unique for topical use. The naturally occurring plant sterols and plant alcohols in hemp seed oil make it an excellent astringent. With regular use, hemp seed oil can help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines, while removing unwanted dirt and makeup.
You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t use alcohols on your face, and that’s true! Harsh sterols and alcohols dry the skin, leaving it looking dull, damaged, and actually causing the body to produce additional oil to help compensate for that drying. But the natural, plant-based properties of hemp seed oil do not dry the skin the way that artificial alcohol-containing products do. In fact, hemp seed oil also makes an excellent moisturizer.
Not all moisturizers are created equal. Some will leave skin feeling oil, others will feel creamy and cakey. Sensitive skin, like the face and eye area, needs moisture to maintain firmness, luster, and youthfulness, but without greasy moisturizers that will clog pores. Hemp seed oil does exactly that. The essential fatty acids (EFA’s) in hemp seed oil are so effective, they can even soften rough skin or treat problem areas.
Hemp Seed Oil for Skin Problems
The skin-soothing powers of hemp seed oil also help treat common skin conditions, such as:
Acne - Use hemp seed oil to help clean breakout-prone skin, soothe irritation, and provide oil-free moisturizing that won’t clog or imbalance pores.
Eczema - Hemp cream for eczema can alleviate the dryness and itching of this common skin condition. Use hemp seed oil and eczema may soon diminish in both intensity and size of an affected area.
Psoriasis - Hemp cream for psoriasis is gentle enough to be used on even the most irritated areas. The light texture of a hemp seed oil moisturizer can even be used in psoriasis patches on the scalp, where heavier moisturizers make hair greasy and clumpy.
While, of course, individual results vary, individuals who use hemp seed oil generally notice improvement within just a few days. With daily application, over time, irritated skin conditions can diminish and even vanish.
Try Hemp Seed Oil Skin Care
Even if you have tried other oils and natural products, consider the skin soothing powers of hemp seed oil. Whether you’ve experienced sun exposure, have skin irritation or skin conditions, or just want a great daily product that improves skin while moisturizing, consider a light, cream-based formula of skin-soothing hemp seed oil.
Our pH-balanced formula combines the soothing and healing properties of hemp seed oil with other natural ingredients: aloe vera to revitalize, manuka honey with its antibacterial properties, shea butter to deeply moisturize, carrot seed oil, with its antioxidants and benefits for uneven skin tone, and more. Your skin will thank you! Shop Wild Naturals today.