Hemp Seed Oil – Benefits For Skin
It’s not just another fad…
In fact, Hemp Seed Oil has been used all around the world for hundreds of years. We’re now seeing this natural skincare solution shine straight through common skin irritations that leave us feeling insecure.
Hemp Seed Oil is now legal all around the world. As consumers become wise to the amazing benefits of hemp, we’re seeing a growing range of new products entering the market.
Cold-pressed from the seed of an industrial hemp crop, this multi-purposed oil has many properties that can greatly improve your overall quality of life…
… We’ll be covering the overall benefits of the hemp seed in future articles, but today we want to focus on how Hemp Seed Oil benefits your skin.
So without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about Hemp Seed Oil and how it can help your skin!
Essential Fatty Acids and Amino Acids in Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil starts by taking control of signs of aging and reducing the amount of scarring left by wounds. It also speeds up the time it takes for a wound to heal. This means that lesions on the skin are less likely to leave permanent visible damage, and will not remain irritated for as long as usual. Fatty Acids and Amino Acids can also be known as omega oils; of which there is an ideal ratio keep that maintains balance in the body. According to Dr. Ruairi Robertson, the perfect ratio is anything under 4 parts omega-6 to 1 part omega-3 (4:1). Conveniently, Hemp Seed Oil offers a 3:1 ratio. This means Hemp Seed Oil is optimal for human use in all areas of health and wellbeing – from your diet to your skincare.
Essential Fatty Acids
According to this article from ScienceDirect, concentrated amounts of three major essential fatty acids are found in Hemp Seed Oil:
- LA (linoleic acid)
- ALA (a-linolenic acid)
- GLA (y-linolenic acid)
Essential fatty acids are the building blocks of healthy cells. They affect the skin by assisting in slowing down the rate at which the skin ages. And while it’s slowing down aging, it can help maintain balance in other areas that affect the overall health of your skin…
Essential Amino Acids
Hemp Seed Oil contains every essential amino acid, which makes it a complete source of protein. The amino acids in Hemp Seed Oil assist in repairing tissue, whilst also reducing scarring that often comes with wounds. The most prominent amino acids in Hemp Seed are methionine, cysteine, argamine, and glutaric acid. We won’t name the rest here, but a full list of the essential amino acids in Hemp Seed Oil can be found here on the NCBI website.
The great thing about Hemp Seed Oil is that it can be taken orally or transdermally (through the skin). A common problem with using oils for skincare is that they can block pores, which results in the breakout we’ve been trying to avoid.
Hemp Seed Oil does not have the same risks…
Comedogenic Rating Zero (CR-0)
The Comedogenic Rating (CR) is a measurement of how likely an oil is to block the pores of your skin. Breakout prone skin types are recommended to use oils with a low CR rating. High CR rated oils are to be avoided, as they are common causes of blocked pores – which in turn, result in breakouts. Hemp Seed Oil has a CR rating of zero, which makes it a superior option for general skincare. If you’re having trouble with your skin, take a look to make sure you’re not using oils that have high-CR ratings (3+).
These include common oils like…
- Coconut oil
- Flaxseed oil
- Palm oil
As Hemp Seed Oil has the lowest possible CR-rating, it is ideal to use in your everyday skincare routine. Even people with sensitive skin can be confident in using Hemp Seed Oil, and it doesn’t end there…
Naturally anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory
Hemp Seed Oil loads your skin with antioxidants, which are critical in any skin care regiment. Antioxidants are responsible for preventing and repairing signs of aging, whilst also protecting against harmful free-radicals. Fighting free-radicals is important in skincare due to the idea that these atoms draw DNA molecules out of your skin. Free-radicals are naturally released by UV light, and are commonly causes of acne, dark spots, and premature aging.
Interfering with this process is said to slow the signs of skin degradation that come with age… and that’s exactly what antioxidants do. This means that you’ll look younger for longer thanks to a single natural skincare product.
…But what nutrients in hemp give it the power to have such a drastic impact?
What’s in Hemp Seed Oil?
For starters there are no cannabinoids in Hemp Seed Oil – don’t worry! There are however a rich list of nutrients that greatly benefit your overall well-being. The list of nutrients in Hemp Seed Oil are as follows:
- 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. These are two compounds that help maintain balanced skin. This makes Hemp Seed Oil incredibly useful as a natural moisturiser, and suggests that Hemp Seed Oil can provide relief for skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
The skin is the largest organ, and deserves to be nourished with the abundance nutrients that Hemp Seed Oil has to offer.
There are plenty of ways to perform daily skin maintenance with Hemp Seed Oil, but the easiest way would be to try out our organic Hemp Seed Oil skincare range – you can find it here;
The fact that all of this can come from the seed of a single plant fascinates us every day we work with it… Hemp has the potential to dramatically improve the quality of everybody’s lives, and we’re not going to stop until everybody knows how it can help them.
After learning this, would you try using Hemp Seed Oil for skincare? If you’ve seen the benefits of this amazing oil, share this with your friends and family 🙂