The Top 4 Reasons To Make Hemp Seed Oil An Essential Part Of Your Skincare Routine
After 2020 inspired a deep commitment to fresh, healthy, glowing skin, we also found ourselves simultaneously introduced to a-million-and-one ingredients we need to achieve it.
So this year it’s all about refining; our habits, our lives and (especially) our skin care routines.
In honour of that refinement, we’re sweeping out the clutter to deliver the single most important staple that your future glow can’t live without: Hemp Seed Oil.
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Made from the cold-pressed seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant, hemp seed oil contains a myriad of bioactive compounds that nourish cells with key nutrients for the healthy function of all body systems (and healthy skin).
Hemp Seed Oil for Skin Health
But as we know, the best way to get glowing, healthy skin is to target both internal and external care; and hemp oil is a great place to start.
So in the name of glowing, radiant, dewy skin, here are the top four reasons you need to incorporate hemp oil into your skin care routine:
The cornerstone of healthy skin: hydration, hydration, hydration.
Hemp seed oil is a known humectant (think hyaluronic acid) and is hydrophilic in nature, meaning that it is attracted to water molecules and ultimately helps to draw moisture into skin. The powerhouse combination of polyunsaturated fatty-acids, amino acids and Vitamin E help to saturate cells in hydrating nutrients to continually protect skin's water content.
Rich in unsaturated fatty acids linoleic acid, γ-linolenic and α-linolenic acids, hemp seed oil is shown to not only saturate skin in hydration, but to also have a powerful ability to retain that moisture within the skin. Acting as a seal, hemp seed oil can help to prevent trans-dermal water loss (dehydration), and to enhance the fluidity of skin cells.
When it comes to your overall health, essential fatty acids are just that: essential.
One of the most impactful omega 6 fatty-acids found in hemp seed oil is GLA, or gamma-linolenic acid, which has powerful anti-inflammatory properties for both internal and external use.
Topically applied, the concentrated source of omegas 3 & 6 penetrate and absorb into the skin flawlessly. The lipid content found in hemp seed oil matches our body’s own lipid production, allowing it to act in sync with our body to continually soothe and reduce inflammation.
Not only is hemp seed oil non-comedogenic (hint: it won’t clog your pores) it is also considered anti-acneic in nature, due to its ability to help balance and modulate oil production.
A 2017 study concluded that the compounds found in hemp oil contain several properties that help to reduce oil production, while also having antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory actions on the skin. The topical use of hemp seed oil will also help to strengthen and repair the skin barrier and to target acne at the source with continued use.
The same study found that compounds in hemp seed oil may also stimulate wound healing by accelerating cellular turnover and regeneration, further helping to soothe skin and recover from breakouts.
4) Damage Repair:
Hemp seed oil contains a powerful combination of tissue healing and skin repairing nutrients
Add to that vitamin E and essential fatty acids, hemp seed oil seamlessly delivers the nutrients needed to heal, repair and regenerate soft tissues in the body, including your skin. Hemp seed oil is also known for its concentrated antioxidant content, helping to reduce oxidative damage from UV exposure, pollution and free-radicals, ultimately reducing the signs of aging and minimizing fine lines.
Studies also suggest that hemp seed oil not only supports cellular turnover and regeneration, but may also help to boost collagen stores and stimulate both collagen and elastin within the skin matrix.
So in conclusion, this year, we’re capitalising on Hemp Seed Oil: in the kitchen, on our skin and in our hearts, epitomising clean, easy, minimalistic skin care with high impact results - inside and out.
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