Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil
Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil has a comedogenic rating of 0, meaning it does not clog pores at all, which makes it a great moisturizer for both oily and acne prone skin types. Its fatty acid content helps create a protective barrier over the skin which prevents moisture loss.
One of the most effective benefits of hemp seed oil for skin is it can be used to heal and calm acne-prone skin. If you have such a skin type and you find that other carrier oils such as jojoba, coconut, grapeseed, etc cause breakouts on your skin, you must try using hemp seed oil. Its astringent properties balance oil production of the skin thereby controlling greasy skin.
The rich omega 3 & 6 fatty acids in hemp seed oil help alleviate and soothe dermatitis. A 2005 study published in the ‘Journal of Dermatological Treatment’ discovered that common symptoms of dermatitis including itchy skin and dryness considerably improved after using hemp seed oil for a period of 20 weeks.
Rich in antioxidants, hemp seed oil is a powerful anti-aging natural ingredient for smooth wrinkle-free skin. Hemp seed oil helps improves the skin’s elasticity, thereby keeping skin youthful.
Softens Rough Patches
Just like jojoba oil, hemp seed oil has a similar composition to sebum, which makes it an excellent emollient. It’s rich EFA (essential fatty acid) content seals moisture into the skin, thereby softening and moisturizing rough and dehydrated patches.
Prevents & Helps Fade Varicose Veins
One of the less-known benefits of hemp seed oil for skin is that it can help prevent and reduce varicose veins. This is because it has blood thinning properties, due to its high omega fatty acid content, that help prevent a build-up of blood on top of the valve. This build-up is what causes the veins appear like they are bulging. Add hemp seeds/hemp seed oil to your diet or apply it topically on your varicose vein. Caution: If you have hypertension, heart disease or any other chronic/severe health conditions, please first consult your doctor before using hemp seed oil as it has anticoagulant properties.
Tightens & Shrinks Large Pores
Since hemp seed oil is a ‘dry’ oil with its light and thin consistency, it helps tighten, tone and firm skin. Its astringent properties help minimize large pores that secrete excess sebum which causes greasy skin, blackheads, and pimples.
Psoriasis can be linked to a deficiency in omega 6 fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is super rich in omega 6 fatty acids and other EHA’s which fight inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis. Topical application of hemp seed oil can also be used to moisturize, soothe and calm dry inflamed and itchy psoriasis patches.
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