Forward by Jennifer Dixon MBA ERYT 500 – About ten years ago, when I was faced with the realization that my skin wasn’t always going to plump right back up….(it really is a sad reality for a late 20 something) I started my quest for some good for me skin care products that wouldn’t break me out…because, although I was ALMOST 30, my skin and hormones apparently didn’t get that memo so I still broke out like a good 13 yr old….but I digress.
This was the beginning of the essential oil madness and so after a LOT of money on a LOT of really well-recognized brands, I decided to start making my own moisturizers (and for a time, soap) because at least I knew exactly what I was putting on my face and that made me feel pretty good. I found oils that were like the devil to my skin (omg, don’t get me started about coconut oil on my skin–it’s amazing in food and for my hair and all that, but put it on my skin and it’s like a have a new mountain range located on my face), and then I found oils that were like magic for my skin. Jojoba, Avocado, and Hemp are a couple. In today’s post, I want to introduce you to a few reasons why Hemp Oil on the skin is soooooo good. It was originally posted by some friends of ours up at Madebyhemp. I hope you like it!
4 Key Reasons to Use Hemp Oil on Your Skin
Hemp oil is an incredibly beneficial skin-care ingredient that packs powerful, long-lasting hydration! It’s amazing for all skin types. Here are 4 key reasons why you should start using hemp oil for skin care today.
1. Acts as a skin moisturizer
If you experience problems of dry and dehydrated skin, hemp oil may be all that you have been missing to nourish your skin and keep it looking rejuvenated. Hemp oil contains fats or lipids that are similar to those occurring naturally in our skin. This makes it an effective moisturizer and protector of the skin. It increases the skin elasticity hence bringing to life dehydrated and tired-looking skin.
2. Helping skin from the inside out
Taking hemp oil as a nutritional supplement help to promote overall wellness. There are compounds found in hemp oil (known as phytocannabinoids) that interact with our endocannabinoid system. For this reason, hemp oil is a powerful tool for inner and outer beauty.
Hemp oil is a perfect skin care product ingredient for everyone. It moisturizes the skin and brings more oxygen to it, great for dehydrated, itchy skin. Hemp oil is especially ideal for sensitive skin because it is a natural product with no known negative side-effects.
Hemp oil absorbs quickly into the skin, doesn’t block skin pores, and actually helps the skin to balance oil production.
3. It is rich in supplements vital for healthy skin
Hemp oil contains a wide array of supplements necessary for healthy living such as Vitamins A and E, as well as minerals like magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and calcium. Although these essential body minerals are in trace amounts, ingesting hemp oil is great for overall wellness. Hemp oil also has plenty of antioxidants. Because of this property, many users of the oil believe that it helps slow skin aging.
4. Used in lotions and other cosmetics
Hemp oil is a common ingredient in shampoos, lotions, sunscreens and other products for skin care. Why? Because hemp’s moisturizing properties are incredible. Plus it adds vitamin D to the skin; necessary for keeping it smooth and soft throughout.
All in all, whether applied directly to the skin or consumed as a supplement, hemp oil offers your skin plenty of nourishment, keeping it looking healthy, fresh and attractive!