How Hemp Can Help Combat Skin Irritations
As beauty and skincare trends gear towards the natural, more individuals are discovering the benefits of natural oils, treatments and foods in fighting skin care concerns. Known to be beneficial and gentle on sensitive or damaged skin, natural skin care solutions help to restore health from the inside out.
Hemp has been around for a long time but is now breaking free of it’s negative stigma. Hemp products are proving themselves as an effective and powerful tool for combating eczema, psoriasis and other skin irritations. Generally caused and worsened by harsh chemicals and artificial ingredients, skin conditions and irritations can be treated and aided by hemp oils, skin care and hemp food solutions.
For Dry Skin
Natural and nourishing, hemp oil is a great moisturising treatment for dry and flaky skin. Containing essential fatty acids and beneficial nutrients to effectively penetrate, nourish and condition skin, hemp oil can be used to treat dehydrated skin and reverse the damaging effects of oil loss.
High in omega 3, 6 and 9, massage some hemp oil into your skin for a nourishing and effective moisturiser.
For Skin Conditions and Anti Aging
Whether applied as hemp oil or ingested through cooking or seeds, hemp can aid in resolving skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis while also slowing the ageing process. High in omegas and amino acids, hemp contains essential nutrients to protect and balance your skin.
Containing gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), one of the powerful omega 6 fatty acids, hemp oil acts as a powerful and effective anti-inflammatory to calm and soothe skin. It also works to stimulate healthy skin growth and new cell generation for a younger, fresher and brighter appearance.
For Fighting Acne
Have you been plagued by bothersome acne that just won’t clear up? Give hemp oil a try. Unlike other oils and treatments, hemp oil works to moderate sebum, the oil naturally produced by the skin, production. Light and gentle, it absorbs seamlessly into the skin to prevent the clogging of pores or onset of breakouts. Able to help treat inflammation, use of hemp oil on the skin can result in minimised redness and irritation for a smoother and more balanced complexion.
Hemp Oil can either be used as a moisturiser or cleanser. To use as a moisturised gentled massage a small amount of oil into your skin.
To cleanse your skin use the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM), gently massage the oil into your skin for 2 minutes, then apply a hot wash cloth such as our Everything Cloth to your skin to open up the pores. Once the towel has cooled down use the wash cloth to gently wipe away the hemp oil.
How to Use Hemp Oil
Manufactured in various forms, hemp can be utilised in a number of different ways.
- Ingested: add hemp seeds to your meals for an instant nutrient and skin care boost.
- As an oil dressing: hemp oil can be used to replace olive oil as a dressing in salads but should avoid being heated.
- Consumed in food: stir through some hemp oil into your pasta or pour some into a smoothie for easy consumption.
- Blended: blend the seeds to sprinkle hemp powder on salads, cereals, oats and virtually anything.
- As a topical treatment: use hemp oil directly on your skin in a soap, moisturiser, body wash or hemp treatment.
- Massage Oil: Make your own therapeutic massage oil by mixing Hemp Oil with another carrier oil such as almond of coconut oil and add in a few drops of your favourite essential oil.
Hemp Oil Skin Care
Hemp Gallery stocks a wide range of skin care that incorporates hemp seed oil as the main active ingredient. Our hair, skin, and nails are mostly made up of protein, so hemp is essentially food for your skin and body. Such as Skin Drink which is made with Hemp Oil, Ylang Ylang and Myrrh, this moisturiser can be used from your head to you toes.
Rich Moisturiser is a fan favourite, especially swimmers & surfers as the cream creates a protective layer on the skin against salt water & the harsh elements. This rich moisturiser perfect for a night cream or for softening problem spots like feet and elbows. Men love this cream as it is full of citrus essential oils providing a refreshing scent.
Change Up Your Skin Care Routine with Hemp
Natural, gentle and effective, the popularity of hemp skin care is on the rise. From hemp oils applied topically to hemp foods consumed with meals, hemp offers a plethora of benefits for your skin and overall health.