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Hempseed Oil for Skin, Benefits and How to Use

Hempseed oil has become the best new trend to hit the cosmetology industry. Hempseed oil is often referred to as “hemp oil,” and it’s harvested by cold pressing hemp seeds. Hempseed oil serves as an excellent source of nutrients and has been used internally and topically in eastern cultures for hundreds of years. If you are curious about the possible hemp oil benefits, you need to remember three important words. Essential Fatty Acids. Hempseed oils are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that can help foster overall health. Omega-3 fatty acids get a fair amount of time in the press and get a great deal of respect, but do you know what omega-3s are? Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial nutrients for overall health. Your body doesn’t produce omega-3s on its own, which means they are “essential fatty acids.” Some ways to use it is to add just a table spoon or two topically to your skin after your toning or serums.

Hempseed Oil for Skin - Amerejuve MedspaThe Things that makes hemp oil so special is that it serves as a natural source of important nutrients, including polyunsaturated fatty acids, terpenes and proteins.  Hempseed oil is commonly used on skin because it works as a natural moisturizer and nourishes the skin. Hemp oil can help reduce fine line and wrinkles as well as prevent signs of aging from developing. You’ll see hemp oil in ingredients in many cosmetic products, lotions and soaps. Hemp oil is also an antioxidant and may benefit the skin when used internally and topically. Skin dryness improves and it’s believed that this positive change resulted from an abundant supply of omega-3 fatty acids provided by hemp oil application.  The second best method is to ingest the hemp oil, which can provide the same skin benefits and additional overall health benefits as using the oil topically. If you take hemp oil orally, there’s less risk of any skin irritation or break outs, although it may cause some temporary digestive upset. Be sure to talk to your doctor before taking hemp oil orally. 

Though hempseed oil is safe for most people to use there is always a chance of a side effects to occur in some cases. Using it topically, some people may experience mild irritation, so apply the oil to a small test patch of skin first. Consuming hempseed oil may cause some negative side effect in some people such as, digestive upset, which can occur as result of the oily, fatty nature of the oil. To prevent this, start by taking a small amount of hemp oil daily and working your way up. Hemp seed can interact with blood thinners by potentially inhibiting platelets, so before taking hempseed oil regularly, talk to your doctor to see if its right for you. Whether applied topically or ingested orally, hempseed oil offers numerous benefits for skin health, and many people can take advantage of those benefits, Hemp oil is considered safe for most people to use, and it can help moisturize the skin from the inside out just simply start with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of hemp oil a day before working up to more. 

Consider your skincare goals. Don’t just choose a skincare product simply because it contains hemp oil. Consider what the product is designed to do and see if it aligns with your skin needs. For example, if your skin is dry, you’ll be happier with more emollient cream rather than light lotions. Make sure to look at the other ingredients as well. Other ingredients in a product are going to have a lot to do with how the product functions too. For example, if you’re looking for a highly moisturizing product, one that also contains hyaluronic acid is a good bet. For anti-aging, retinol or glycolic acid are good additions to hemp oil. All hemp oil skin care products are going to feel differently on the skin. If you don’t care for one, don’t be shy about switching it out for another brand you may like better. It never hurts to experiment with the products until you find your Holy Grail. Remember, hemp oil is a unique addition to your daily skin care regime, but it’s not a miracle cure and shouldn’t be used as a substitute for a professionals help and care.

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