16 Oct Hemp in Cosmetics
They may be hard to find, but your skin will thank you if you can track down cosmetics that are made with hemp oil. Hemp oil, which comes from pressing the seeds from the Cannabis sativa plant, is high in the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. These fatty acids offer a number of benefits for your skin, including helping to moisturize, reduce acne and redness and slow aging.
These essential fatty acids are effective at moisturizing your skin because they maintain your skin’s lipids, which work as a water barrier and help to maintain moisture balance. If you regularly apply hemp oil to your skin, it will be left supple and soft, without any greasiness or film. Also, because hemp is rich in vitamin D, it can promote calcium absorption, which promotes soft and smooth skin.
Hemp oil can help prevent and treat acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to reduce swelling and redness when you do have blemishes. Plus, it decreases the size of your pores and keeps the oil that your skin produces thin so it can smoothly excrete through the pores. Together, this prevents your pores from getting clogged and keeps acne at bay. Hemp oil’s anti-inflammatory benefits also mean that it can hemp treat and reduce redness from other skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Because hemp oil helps to improve your skin’s lipids, it can also offer anti-aging properties. Wrinkles and blemishes will be limited. The essential fatty acids protect our skin from free radicals, which works to prevent damage that can come with age.
Picking up cosmetics with hemp oil can be an easy way to regularly apply the skin-benefiting oil to your skin. You can find make-up products like lipstick, lip liners, liquid foundation and blush that are made with hemp oil. Also, face moisturizers and cleansers with hemp oil are available in many health stores.