Erik nudged me to read this article about hemp oil. I had no idea the oil could be applied topically! I’ve decided to try it out, and review the product for you guys in a few weeks. So, I’m you’re little old lady guinea pig! As a physician, I am keenly aware of the importance of certain minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants for skin health. Speaking of DNA-damaging oxidants, wouldn’t it be cool if they made a sunscreen based on hemp oil? Maybe that exists, but if not, someone needs to go the cosmetics lab and get to work!
4 Key Reasons to Use Hemp Oil on Your Skin
Hemp oil is an incredibly beneficial skin-care ingredient that packs powerful, long-lasting hydration! It’s amazing for all skin types. Here are 4 key reasons why you should start using hemp oil for skin care today.
1. Acts as a skin moisturizer
If you experience problems of dry and dehydrated skin, hemp oil may be all that you have been missing to nourish your skin and keep it looking rejuvenated. Hemp oil contains fats or lipids that are similar to those occurring naturally in our skin. This makes it an effective moisturizer and protector of the skin. It increases the skin elasticity hence bringing to life dehydrated and tired-looking skin.
2. Helping skin from the inside out
Taking hemp oil as a nutritional supplement help to promote overall wellness. There are compounds found in hemp oil (known as phytocannabinoids) that interact with our endocannabinoid system. For this reason, hemp oil is a powerful tool for inner and outer beauty.
Hemp oil is a perfect skin care product ingredient for everyone. It moisturizes the skin and brings more oxygen to it, great for dehydrated, itchy skin. Hemp oil is especially ideal for sensitive skin because it is a natural product with no known negative side-effects.
Hemp oil absorbs quickly into the skin, doesn’t block skin pores, and actually helps the skin to balance oil production.
3. It is rich in supplements vital for healthy skin
Hemp oil contains a wide array of supplements necessary for healthy living such as Vitamins A and E, as well as minerals like magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and calcium. Although these essential body minerals are in trace amounts, ingesting hemp oil is great for overall wellness. Hemp oil also has plenty of antioxidants. Because of this property, many users of the oil believe that it helps slow skin aging.
4. Used in lotions and other cosmetics
Hemp oil is a common ingredient in shampoos, lotions, sunscreens and other products for skin care. Why? Because hemp’s moisturizing properties are incredible. Plus it adds vitamin D to the skin; necessary for keeping it smooth and soft throughout.
All in all, whether applied directly to the skin or consumed as a supplement, hemp oil offers your skin plenty of nourishment, keeping it looking healthy, fresh and attractive!
If you click on the link below, you’ll access an article that explains a lot about the differences between various oils.
Happy now, Erik?
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