Skin is the outermost layer of our body and is responsible to protect all your organs from the environment - like Captain America’s Shield (Guilty of being a Marvel Fans). Unlike the shield, our skin is not made up of Vibranium but rather living, breathing cells. Keeping our skin healthy is easier said than done and requires detailed care and attention.
When we come in contact with harmful UV rays from the sun, dust and polluted water, our skin cells can have irritation, rashes or worse. In order to keep our skin safe and healthy, we recommend Hemp Seed Oil: a solution to all problems skin-related.
What is Hemp oil?
We don’t mean to start talking all science but you’ll need to know the basics so you don’t confuse Hemp Seed Oil with Hemp Oil.
Here are the basics: There are 80+ different cannabinoid compounds that can be extracted from the cannabis Sativa plant (otherwise known as Bhaang). Of these, the two compounds that are the most well-known are CBD and THC—the latter being the one possessing hallucinogenic properties. Although Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is derived from the hemp plant—hemp oil comes from the seeds, while CBD is derived from the leaves.
Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil for Skin
1. Moisturizes & Controls Oil
Hemp Seed Oil is high in omega acids 3, 6, and 9, all of which help repair the skin barrier and form a seal over the skin to keep moisture trapped inside. It also controls oil production, which could block skin pores.
2. Hydrate your skin
Hemp Seed Oil is a natural humectant helping keep the skin moisturized. Other examples of Humectant are glycerin, honey, aloe vera, sorbitol (derived from sugar cane), lactic acid, and hydrolyzed wheat, baobab, and rice proteins
3. Boosts Collagen
Hemp Seed oil is high in antioxidant constituents: fatty acids like gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and vitamins A, C, and E. Applying hemp oil on the skin can help give your skin protection against premature ageing by boosting the regeneration of skin cells
4. Anti-inflamatory & Anti-bacterial
Its naturally occurring properties make it a versatile product. Its sensitive, non-oily and super lightweight, hence suited for all skin types (& ages) Its anti-inflammatory properties help with inflammation in the skin that causes redness, discomfort and keeps you protected from bacterias
Benefits are great, but not every product in the market could be right for you. When buying your first Hemp Oil product, check for the ingredients. Don’t buy a product which isn’t transparent about its composition. Manufacturers will add a small amount of hemp oil in their product, simply so they can market the product as a trendy "hemp" product. Be sure you are buying authenticated hemp seed oil