Hemp has been used around the world for a variety of health reasons for centuries. The recent dialogue regarding cannabis & it’s legalization has put hemp and hemp products in the spotlight lately. More and more companies are incorporating cannabis oil into beauty products. Hemp seeds, which also come from the stavia cannabis plant, won’t get you high or make you fail a drug test, because they only contain trace amounts of THC.
Here are some of the major beauty benefits of hemp. The next time you need to revive dry, dull, distressed or aging skin and damaged hair, be sure to keep these benefits in mind.
Hemp heals your skin
Moisturizing is an essential element in your skincare routine. With so many different products out there, it can be hard to find one that works for you. But, if you know the secret of hemp’s beauty powers, you know that hemp works better than anything else. Why? Because most moisturizers work by simply lubricating the surface of your skin. Hemp, however, contains omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids which effectively penetrate your skin to moisturize from the inside out, the key to maintaining healthy skin. It also has gamma-linolenic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties – perfect for treating inflammation in the skin such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Hemp has anti-aging properties
Healthy, youthful skin contains natural fats (lipids) called ceramides, which keeps the skin moisturized. When the skin lacks ceramides, it’s left with dryness, irritation, and sensitivity to environmental damage and aging. Hemp seed oil is made up of 80% of essential fatty acids (Omega 3,6, and 9), which is higher than any other plant on the planet. The ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 so closely matches the skin lipids, that unlike other oils that simply coat the skin, Hemp oil penetrates the skin cells and lubricate the surface between them. So, it not only prevents moisture loss, but it is proven to have anti-aging qualities and helps regenerate the skin’s protective layer. The essential fatty acids (omega 3,6, and 9) have powerful anti-inflammatory qualities that energize and revitalize the skin by enhancing skin regeneration and hydration . It increases the skin elasticity and water retention capacity in tissues, which especially benefits dry, tired, and dehydrated skin.
Hemp revives your hair
Most of us are exposed to things that damage our hair – sun, humidity, styling products, coloring agents, heated styling tools. All of these can leave your hair dry, brittle and broken. Hemp oil repairs your hair the same way that it moisturizes your skin – by healing from within. Hemp hair care products work deep into your scalp to give you healthier hair.
One of my favorite Hemp skin products is Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer