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Hemp Seed Oil: Benefits For Winter Skin

June 9, 2021
Hemp Co. Admin

Hemp Seed Oil For Skincare… Is it a quick trend or a game changer?

This week we’re going to dive into the topic and let you figure that out for yourself!  

People have begun to recognise Hemp Seed Oil’s benefits for skin over the last few years, and it’s not surprising!  Considering the nutritional content of Hemp Seed Oil, its healing properties come as no shock to people who can carry their weight in knowledge about health and beauty.  Loaded with healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals that the skin can gobble up without pores getting blocked, it really might just be the optimal addition to skincare products that we’ve been looking for.

When it comes to Hemp, there are two ways it can be used in skincare: Hemp Seed Oil (oil pressed from the seed), and CBD Oil (made from the flower).  If you’re also interested in CBD for skincare, you can find our blog on it here! 

However, right now we’re focusing on Hemp Seed Oil Skincare.

Did you know: Hemp Seed Oil contains the optimal ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids – a 3:1 ratio.

With winter settling in nicely, we’re once again facing the coinciding changes in our skin – namely flakiness and dryness.  But fear not!  Hemp Seed Oil included in natural skin care formulas can be a great way to stay on top of this.

You might be wondering what makes Hemp Seed Oil so impactful?  Let’s take a closer look.

What causes dry skin? Why does it get so bad in winter?

Dry skin is caused by colder temperatures and a lack of moisture in the air.  According to research, your skin can lose up to a quarter of its ability to hold moisture in winter months.  On top of that, windy conditions can worsen the dryness.  This dryness can primarily be attributed to the moisture in skin evaporating more quickly.

As a result of this, people often find their Eczema getting worse in winter due to the lack of moisture in the air – a common cause of flare-ups.  During winter, we recommend that eczema sufferers skip hot baths, and use a thick moisturiser – We’ll offer some recommendations soon!

When it comes to Psoriasis in winter, it’s also common to see flare-ups due to the cold.  However, another reason is due to the lack of exposure to UV-rays.  Besides adding a humidifier to the room, it’s also recommended to use a solid moisturiser and get outdoors more!  You can also get an applied UVB treatment from the doctors.

How To Fight Dry Winter Skin with Hemp Seed Oil

The one common tip when it comes to dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema is that moisturising your skin regularly is a great trick you can use to combat common dry skin issues.  When picking a good moisturizer for winter, it’s important to take a good look at what’s in the product and whether the ingredients are known to help fight dry skin.

We recommend 100% natural skincare products for fighting dry skin as chemicals tend to dry your skin out more. Another tip we have is to keep an eye out for ingredients with a low comedogenic rating, which means that it’s less likely to clog pores and cause breakouts.  The last thing we want is to fix our dry skin, but cause a week of breakouts as a result!  

Hemp Seed Oil is an amazing ingredient to look out for when shopping around for your winter skincare routine. Hemp Seed Oil is one of the few oils that has a comedogenic rating of ZERO!  This means that it won’t block pores when applied on your skin.  

Hemp Seed Oil contains:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Phosphorus
  • Sulfur
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin A, B1, B3, B5, B9, D (The only plant source of Vitamin D)
  • Hemp Seed Oil is also rich in vitamin E and beta-carotene.
  • The perfect ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3

Other ingredients to look out for in skincare products this winter:

  • Shea Nut is a very useful ingredient for moisturising the skin.
  • Aloe Vera is proven to moisturise skin and combat irritation and redness.
  • Ylang Ylang is a great ingredient for dry skin conditions

For dry skin in winter, we highly recommend our Organic Hemp Body Butter and Face Moisturiser range!  It contains all three ingredients noted above – as well as Hemp Seed Oil!

Products With Hemp Seed Oil That Relieve Dry Skin

Our Organic Hemp Body Butter is the ‘One-Pot-Wonder’ for dry and damaged skin.  

The Hemp Body Butter is perfect for the whole family all year round!  It is unbelievably smooth and unashamedly decadent.  On top of that, it’s enriched with the nourishing benefits of Hemp Seed Oil.

As a non-greasy moisturiser, this absorbs into your skin like it’s being eaten up by your body.  Loaded with Omega-6 and Omega-3, with a wide range of vitamins and minerals, it’s no wonder our customers have labelled it the ‘Miracle Cream’! 

On top of being vegan-friendly and certified by Choose Cruelty Free, the body butter contains only 100% natural ingredients and is our hand-selected pick for this winter when it comes to fighting the inevitable skin dryness of the season.

Organic Hemp Facial Moisturisers are the best choice this winter for looking after your ‘moneymaker’.  

These face moisturisers have a low comedogenic rating due to the use of Hemp Seed Oil, which means it won’t clog pores.  On top of that, it contains anti-inflammatory properties that help combat breakouts and irritation. 

Our Organic Hemp Face Moisturiser is also vegan-friendly and certified by Choose Cruelty Free, and is available for all skin types!  Dry, Normal, and Oily.  

Wrap-Up

Problems with our skin are inevitable through the dry winter months of Australia.  But there are certainly ways to combat it!  In summary, we recommend…

  1. Skincare With Hemp Seed Oil 
  2. Products with Shea Nut, Aloe Vera, and Ylang Ylang
  3. Adding a humidifier to your home so the air isn’t too dry

If you have any more questions about how you can fight your particular skin condition this winter, please drop a comment below – we’d love to answer any questions you have!

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