Top 5 Reasons You Should Add Hemp Seed Oil to Your Daily Beauty Routine
Hemp, CBD and cannabis have emerged as some of the hottest new beauty obsessions. As the beauty aisle floods with new brands and marketing claims, we want to take a moment to showcase the duality of pure hemp seed oil. Here are 5 reasons Hemp Seed Oil should be added to your beauty regime.
A noted dermatologist quoted in Allure said “antioxidants are the foundation of skin rejuvenation,” and hemp oil is rich in natural antioxidants. Countless studies like this one suggest hemp seed oil is high in antioxidant activity that may help preserve the skin. Free radicals are a byproduct of chemical processes that produce oxidative stress, but antioxidants help stabilize the molecules and reduce the damage they can cause to the body.
“Hemp-seed oil has several positive effects on the skin,” wrote researchers in a 2012 study. Thanks to its poly-unsaturated fatty acid content it alleviates skin problems such as dryness and those related to the aging process.” Studies like this suggest that hemp seed oil provides and locks in moisture that can provide long-lasting relief from dry skin.
Hemp seed oil boasts one of the highest concentrations of essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 that the body cannot produce itself but that have important biological roles. When applied topically, these fatty acids penetrate deep into the lipid layers of damaged skin cells and replenish missing oils. This may help rejuvenate ailing skin and reduce fine lines.
In the 17th century, physicians used the roots of hemp plants to treat inflammation and skin burns, and modern science suggests they might’ve been on to something. One of the fatty acids in hemp seed oil is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which studies suggest reduces inflammation and stimulates skin growth, even in more extreme situations like arthritis. This suggests hemp seed oil may help with skin irritation and inflammation, including acne problems.
Hemp seed oil may help balance out oily skin by increasing the level of natural endocannabinoids in the body, including anandamide (AEA), which studies suggest can reduce the levels of an oily secretion called sebum. Likewise, hemp oil typically does not clog the pores, and enhanced hydration helps regulate the skin’s oil production so it doesn’t overproduce.
These are just a few of the benefits to adding hemp-based topicals to your beauty regime. “Besides its strong moisturizing feature,” as one study put it, “[hemp oil] is suitable for acne-prone skin with its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial and sebum-regulating effects.”
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