The natural world offers so much to us and the more that we learn about plants around the world the better an understanding we get of just how beneficial they can be. One such plant which we are going to look into today is hemp, and more specifically the hemp oil benefits for skin. This is a plant which we use for an enormous range of products around the world and first we will look into what we use it for and then we will look precisely into the benefits which the oil from the hemp plant offers when you use it on your skin.
Hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant which is grown specifically around the world for industrial uses of the products which we can derive from the plant. Believe it or not we have been using hemp for products for almost 50,000 years, and its benefits are astonishing. Not only can we harness this plant to be used for a wide range of products, it is biodegradable and produces absolutely no waste at all, which is why it is seen as a wonder plant. Despite being a variety of cannabis it is important to note that this plant contains zero THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the psychoactive part of the plant that offers users a ‘high’. Hemp is safe, and absolutely miraculous.
Common Uses of the Hemp Plant
The hemp plant and the products which we derive from it are used in almost every industry and sector on the planet. We have seen this plant used in the making of textiles, its seeds can be eaten and offer high nutritional value, we use the plant to create biofuels and to purify water and soil, we also use the plant in the making of paper and building materials as well as for animal bedding, weed control and even in the making of jewelry. These are just a handful of examples of the benefits which this plant offers. We can of course also turn those seeds into hemp oil which can be used on skin, and that is what we will look at now.
Benefits of Using Hemp Oil For Skin
Every product that you will find on the market uses a general recipe which uses very similar natural extracts. We often see aloe and argon oil used in skin creams, all of which are just packaged up in a slightly different way. With regards to hemp oil this is certainly something which we are seeing more of and that is because of these amazing benefits which it can offer:
- Dual Purpose
The first thing to note here is that when you use hemp oil on the skin, it offers a dual purpose and that is to both balance oiliness in the skin whilst moisturizing it at the same time. This is a product which, unlike some, will not block the pores, allowing your skin to breathe easily. What you will find with most skin products is that they are able to offer one or the other, but rarely both. Moisturizers in general contain high levels of emollient and that is what can add more oil to the skin, which in’t always required.
- Skin Types
Most skincare products are rightly aimed towards people with certain skin types in order to give them the best results. For example those with oily skin shouldn’t use the same products as those with dry skin as they just won’t see the effects that they want to. In the case of hemp oil however we have discovered that it can work on almost all skin types and offer great results. This is particularly beneficial given that your individual skin type will change through the years, using hemp oil means that there is no need to change your skin care products when your skin does change.
- Decreasing Inflammation
There are many conditions which could result in the inflammation of your skin and when that happens you need a product which is going to help to reduce the inflammation. This is exactly what you’ll find when you use hemp oil. Those with acne or psoriasis, anyone with eczema or lichen planus can also greatly benefit from the use of hemp oil. The oil has fatty acids such as omegas 3 and 6 and that is what helps to combat inflammation of the skin.
- Increases Oxygenation
Yet another benefit of this fabulous product is that it offers oxygenation to the skin thanks to its vitamin E content. This vitamin in particular can help to increase the production of red blood cells, which are those that are able to carry oxygen to the rest of the body. Because of the fact that the blood will flow freely and increase the provision of oxygen around the body, the skin has a healthier and a fresher appearance. Oxygenation is absolutely critical for the skin because when it lacks oxygen it can give the appearance of looking uncared for and this is also where we see the beginning of small veins under the skin. The better that you are able to provide oxygen to the skin and the body, the better that your skin is going to look.
As you can see, the benefits of this amazing plant are vast and multi-layered and when it comes to your skincare routine it is certainly a product which you should look to include. Hemp oil for skin isn’t as widely used as some others just yet but it will only be a matter of time before we find that it is taking over beauty stores around the world. The issue at the moment is that some people have occasional side effects with regards to digestion and there is still some level of fear because of the type of plant that it is. Hopefully everyone will learn a great deal more in the coming years so that everyone can enjoy the incredible benefits of hemp oil for the skin.