sPOTLIGHT iNGREDIENT: hEMPSEED hEART sEEDS
The presence of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids means that Hempseed may help moisturize your skin. Hemp oil is emollient and helps leave skin feeling soft. This is especially great for people with naturally shiny skin. Unlike other types of moisturizers which may increase skin’s oiliness, hemp oil actually helps balance the oil content on your skin.
Another important nutrient in hemp seed is Vitamin E. Vitamin E is critical to the creation of red blood cells, whose main job is to carry oxygen throughout the body. Red blood cells also help dilate the blood vessels, making it easier for your blood to carry both oxygen and other important nutrients to every part of your body. Properly oxygenated blood may help keep your skin looking healthy and radiant.
One of the most common skin ailments people deal with is acne. Whether you have chronic acne, occasional flare-ups, or even just a few zits here and there, acne is frustrating to deal with and may even be painful. Luckily, according to a 2014 study, hempseed oil may be a great option for treating and even preventing acne. In fact, those scientists believe that it may play a role in creating “potent” acne treatments.
Not only that, but using hemp seed in other skincare products may prevent acne from forming in the first place. Acne is often caused by excess oil on your face. As discussed above, people with oily skin struggle to find skincare products that don’t contain lots of oil, which may end up clogging the pores and treating acne. People with dry skin, on the other hand, struggle to find the right moisturizer. Hemp seed oil works for both types of skin and balances the oil content on your face. This often means moisturized skin and less acne.
The Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in hemp seed oil are also great for reducing skin inflammation. This type of oil may even help chronic skin conditions that result in inflammation, including Psoriasis, Lichen Plana, and Eczema. For anyone struggling with these conditions, hempseed and products made with hempseed could be a great option.
One unique nutrient contained in hemp seed oil is called Linoleic Acid. This type of acid is an essential fatty acid that can strengthen your outer layer of skin. This protects the skin from harmful elements and keeps important substances, like water, from leaving the skin. Ultimately, Linoleic Acid can help prevent pre-mature aging, while keeping skin soft and healthy.
This is a nutrient that your body doesn’t produce naturally, meaning that to take advantage of its helpful properties, you need to get it from other sources. Hemp seed and hempseed oil is a great way to add Linoleic acid to your skincare routine.
- Danielle Lasit