Hemp Oil For Skin: Benefits and How To Use

Hemp oil is also known as Hempseed oil which is mainly said to be that it is unrefined or impure oil that is mainly prepared by harvesting the hemp seeds and pressing them to take out the oil. The color of this oil is green and has a nutty flavor. But, some people think that CBD (Cannabis plant) oil and hemp seed oil is the same but it is wrong. The difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil is that CBD oil is extracted from the Cannabis plant and for its production hemp leaves and flowers are utilized.  

As hemp oil is made up of hemp seeds and doesn’t contain any type of impurities or chemicals like psychoactive components, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and others. Hemp oil is very beneficial for health as well as skin as it contains those elements which improve skin quality and skin health. It is so beneficial for the skin because it contains many vitamins,  nourishing agents, and moisturizing qualities which are suitable for skin growth.

Benefits of Hemp oil

There are many benefits of using hemp seed oil for the skin as well as for health. It can be consumed orally or it can be either topically. Some of the benefits of consuming hemp seed oil are given below-

  • Hemp oil prevents atopic dermatitis

The component which makes hemp seed oil more beneficial is that it is full of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and consuming these nutrients, prevents atopic dermatitis and acts as an aid to treat many skin diseases. The fact about Using hemp seed oil for skin treatment is that after a survey in London, the scientists noticed that regular use of hempseed oil for 20 weeks can prevent and also reduce the symptoms and appearance of clinical atopic dermatitis which is very useful for many clinical and pharmaceutical agents.

  • Hemp oil Has anti-aging properties

As we all know that hemp seed oil has moisturizing and soothing agents which is very useful for skin but it has one more property that is Anti-aging property. This means that Hemp oil helps to reduce wrinkles, face lines and prevents the signs of aging, and makes you look young. Hemp oil contains Linoleic acid and oleic acid which plays a crucial role to act as anti-aging agents and also preventing skin cancer. 

  • Moisturizes skin and soothes inflammation problems

Hemp oil contains omega-6 fatty acids that contain gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which helps to prevent roughness of skin and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent which helps in increasing the growth of new cells and encourages skin growth. Hemp oil also prevents inflammation and irritation caused by acne (some conditions like psoriasis) on the skin while keeping the skin moisturized and nourished.

  • Helps in Moderating oil production in skin

Hemp oil is suitable for most skin diseases as it cleans skin without blocking the skin pores. Hemp oil also helps to maintain oily skin and makes it hydrate so that skin’s oil production can regulate easily. Sometimes, you will notice that your skin is producing excess oil. This is because of Dryness and after some time it results in acne and pimples. Hemp oil helps to prevent dry skin without blocking the skin pores. Thus, this results in reducing acne and pimples which are caused by excessive oiling. 

Topical use of Hemp oil

There are many methods or techniques for using hemp oil to get skin benefits. Some of them are as- 

Method: 1 The first way to use hemp seed oil is that you can directly apply it to your skin. This way only works well if you have irritation, dry patches, or allergic reactions on the skin that you want to soothe quickly.

Method: 2 The second method is that if you are using hemp oil to treat acne so you can apply it topically means applying the hemp oil on that area and leaving it for at least 10 minutes and after that, wash that area with warm water.

Method: 3 If you are thinking that whether hemp oil is suitable for your skin or make sure that you won’t get an unwanted reaction of using hemp seed oil, them follow these steps-

  • Wash a small area of your upper arm and dry it. 
  • Now, Apply a small amount of pure hemp oil to that small area. 
  • Now, gently cover that area with a bandage where you apply the hemp oil and leave it for at least 24 hours but make sure that the bandage is wet. 
  • If you feel or see any redness, burning, itching, or other irritation problem then remove the bandage immediately and wash that spot with soap and warm water. Now, it is assumed that the hemp oil is sensitive to your skin and it is advised you not to use hemp seed oil.
  • If you don’t see any reaction or irritation problems then it is said to be that hemp oil is safe to use and can be used for further treatment of your skin.

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