According to dermatologists, hemp oil is a great addition to your skincare routine.
We are well aware, now, that essential oils are (or should be) an important part of our skincare routine. And we have been hearing all about coconut oil, argan oil and tea tree oil, but the new dearest addition to the list is hemp seed oil. So let’s see what it is all about.
What is hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil (which is not CBD) is made purely from hemp seeds. This oil is legally used in large quantities in the cosmetic industry as long as it contains less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Hemp seed oil has close-to-none cannabinoids, so it is broadly found on different beauty products.
What can it do for your skin?
Hemp seed oil is great for locking in hydration, as it is high in Omega acids 3, 6 and 9, all of which help repair the skin barrier. It is also a humectant, so it naturally draws moisture to the skin.
The fact that hemp seed oil is rich in Omega acids, also means that it is a natural anti-inflammatory oil, so it helps mitigate irritation, soothing skin and offering a healthier complexion.
Some experts also believe that hemp seed oil can modulate skin oil production, making it a great option for people with acne-prone skin.
Are there any side effects?
Up to this day, there are no known side effects when using hemp seed oil.
How should it be used?
As it is a natural anti-inflammatory, hemp seed oil is perfect for use after retinoids or acids, which tend to irritate skin. It also works wonders with redness and acne, so you can use it as a topic spot treatment. As for the amount, you will use as much as you would any other oil. Hemp seed oil is also rich in amino acids, so it is a great addition for nail care, too!