It's probably safe to say if you care at all about skincare that you already know essential oils are necessary to keep our skin in tip-top condition. Brighter complexion, clear skin, evened-out discoloration- there are a lot of benefits to having essential oils incorporated into our everyday skincare routine. Whether it be coconut oil, Moroccan oil or anything in-between, it seems that we've heard about every oil that we could possibly need- until now of course. Allow us to introduce you to hemp oil.
Hemp oil, not to be confused with cannabidiol oil, which is procured from the leaves, stalks and flowers of hemp, is made out of purely hemp seeds. You can already find it in a variety of skincare products and you can even it. So what are some of the benefits of hemp seeds and hemp seed oil? Well....
Helps with overall wellness
It's nutrients are so good for your body it's insane. I especially like to use raw hemp seeds in cooking, because they are in their natural state, so the body can absorb all the nutrients they offer most easily, she says. Hemp seeds are great in salads, granola's, smoothies, and mixed in with grains, deliciously delivering vitamins A and E, but also essential trace minerals and a wealth of antioxidants.
Hemp oil is high in omega acids 3, 6, and 9, which all help hydrate the skin when applied topically. It is also a humectant, so it draws moisture to the skin.
Slows Signs Of Aging
Hemp oil isn't just an ingredient that can be found in skincare products; you can mix it in your food as well. "It has a crispy, nutty taste and can be used on salads as a replacement for olive oil.. It is high in omegas and full of essential amino acids that help make younger, smoother-looking skin and reduce inflammation in the body. Because it a highly volatile oil, she says it must be kept refrigerated, not heated.
Those same omega acids also help lower inflammation in the skin. Hemp seed oil is rich in fatty acids which help hydrate and soothe inflamed skin and may even modulate skin oil production treating acne. Because hemp oil is non comedogenic, it won't clog pores and cause breakouts.
The downside to loving nail polish is that sometimes it causes our nails to grow weaker and slower. Because hemp oil contains amino acids for protein building, it's great for strengthening nails and healing cuticles. It's suggested applying the oil directly on them and massaging it in.