Do you keep hearing how hemp oil is the new superfood? Well, its amazing health benefits don’t end there. Turns out it is also an amazing addition to your skincare routine?
Hemp oil is abundant with potent nutrients and its remarkable healing and beautifying qualities are gaining more and more appreciation among beauty and health professionals. The full potential of hemp products is still to be discovered, right now scientists are looking deeper into an array of potential uses of hemp oil and various benefits it brings, but we can already claim that hemp oil is one of the most versatile and effective skin care products. It can be used for both cosmetic and medical purposes.
Benefits of Hemp Oil For Skin Care And Hair Care
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Hemp oil as a part of your everyday beauty routine
Hemp oil can be used in a number of ways – as an excellent, non-greasy moisturizer, as it is easily absorbed by the skin and does not clog the pores or leave a film of grease, as a make-up removal product, instead of a night cream etc. Typically hemp oil is applied directly on the skin and its beneficial effects can soon be noticed. When used regularly, it contributes to a beautiful, healthy and youthful looking skin.
The importance of nutrition
The key to a radiant and healthy complexion is skin nutrition. Being our body’s largest organ, our skin needs a lot of vitamins and minerals to ensure its flawless look and healthy condition, and this is why hemp oil’s chemical composition makes it ideal for skin nourishment. Hemp oil contains plenty of important skin nutrients: vitamins, protein, essential fatty acids etc. One of hemp oil’s key compounds, CBD, also exhibits multiple positive effects on skin.
Vitamins E and C, which abound in hemp oil, function as antioxidants and play an important role in neutralizing the skin-aging effects of free radicals, whereas vitamins A and D help to maintain skin’s elasticity and smooth texture as they stimulate collagen and elastin production and promote skin cell growth, thus ensuring skin regeneration. In addition, hemp oil is a good source of B vitamins that also participate in skin and hair re-growth.
Essential Omega Acids
Hemp oil contains large amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that make our skin and hair smooth and silky. A lack of these essential fatty acids can result in dry skin and dry, brittle hair, which is why it’s important to make sure one gets enough of them. Fatty acids are also very important for the skin regeneration process, preventing fine lines, premature wrinkles and age spots.
CBD: ‘The Antioxidant Effect’
The hemp plant is rich in an active compound called CBD or Cannabidiol, which among other things, has been shown in preclinical studies to be a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are extremely important, as they mitigate the effects of environmental factors that contribute to our skin’s aging: UV rays, free radicals, various pollutants etc. All these harmful factors may lead not only to wrinkled, lifeless skin and limp, dull hair but also cause more serious damage, such as skin cancer.
What about the hair?
As well as nourishing our skin, hemp oil also offers so many benefits to our hair. When massaged into scalp or applied directly on hair hemp oil supplies hair with many important nutrients and makes it softer, shinier, helps to prevent excessive hair loss, dryness and broken or split ends. It may even reduce seborrhea.