Hemp Seed Oil Skin Benefits You Can Rely On
Sep 28, 21
While we focus on the importance of topical products, we are also just as passionate and recognise the significance of what you put inside your body too. We know that what’s happening on the outside, more than often is a reflection of what’s happening on the inside. We believe (and the research confirms this) that hemp seed oil rich in omega fatty acids derived from the cannabis sativa plant should be a fundamental part of any skin care routine (and diet). We’re a bit obsessed, so here’s our top 3 reasons why we think you should be too…
1. Deficiencies are way too common
Ok, let's be honest - how many servings, if any, oily, fatty fish are you eating per week? If you’re anything like us, it’s definitely not enough! Whoops! Studies have shown that the majority of us aren’t getting enough omegas - especially younger adults and women. Incorporating more omegas into your diet through re-looking at your grocery list for the week, and/or using high quality supplementation can make a world of difference to your skin’s complexion.
2. Works to improve the signs of ageing
Most mums wouldn’t say no to more vitality and vibrancy. Definitely not us. We are forever looking for information and gaining knowledge to share with you, especially when it comes to your skin and what’s the best for it. So it’s no surprise that n-3’s make the list every single time. We’re also not surprised that multiple studies show that increasing your n-3 intake can help slow down the process of aging - hello younger, healthier skin!
It’s evident that there are multiple benefits of incorporating omega fatty acids into your skin care routine - both internally and topically. It could be the key ingredient that you’re missing to get that glowing skin you’ve been looking for, but have been struggling to find.
You see, essential fatty acids are something your body does not produce or make on its own, so they need to be gained from either the food we eat or by supplementation. There are two types that most people focus on; alpha-linolenic (omega 3’s) and linolenic (omega 6). Both of these play a fundamental role in the body's metabolic and structural functions such as brain, nervous system and cardiovascular health, hormone production and balance, and skin integrity.
What else are omega 3’s good for?
We know that what you put on the inside plays a significant role in what you see on the outside. So it’s important to note that n-3’s are known to support your digestive system as they encourage short-chain fatty acid production, which provides a source of food for your stomach cells and strengthen the lining of your gut. They’ve also been found to support the production of the beneficial bacteria in the gut and could assist with an ant-inflammatory response too.
N-3’s can also support a balanced mood, as they support the function of the brain-gut axis. Next up we have omega 6, which supports the skin’s appearance, function and texture and is essential for the skin’s protective function and structural integrity. And like omega 9’s, play a large role in reducing inflammation and skin sensitivity.
The secret is to combine a blend of omega’s to ensure that you’re consuming the recommended daily intake to support optimal health from the inside out.
Here are five more hemp seed oil skin benefits...
Helps to reduce dryness and oiliness
As we know, hemp seed oil skin benefits are diverse, so it is no surprise that it can help moisturise your skin and balance the oiliness without clogging your pores, simultaneously. A quality moisturiser is absolutely key when you have dry skin so that it prevents it from becoming flakey and itchy, which can then lead to inflammation and even infection. Excess oil for skin however, can also increase the chances of a breakout and your pores appearing larger. As you’ve probably already discovered, many products can deal with one of these issues, but it’s very rare to find ones that can work on both dry and oily skin at the same time. Although it’s an oil, hemp seed oils can help with both oily and dry skin without clogging your pores and makes an excellent solution for those with combination skin.
Works for ALL skin types
Ever had a friend who highly recommends a product because she got fantastic results, only to spend your hard earned money and find it does absolutely nothing for you? Us too! And it makes sense to us now - everyone has such different skin types, so a lot of the products out there aren’t going to provide the same results for everyone. As an example, you may have combination skin where you have oily areas on your T-zone, but then have dry skin on the rest. It’s also possible to have a combination of normal and dry skin, or normal and sensitive skin, which means that person reacts to particular ingredients. One of the best benefits of hemp seed oil is that it’s sensitive to all skin types.
Helps to reduce inflammation
Inflammation is a natural response by the body, and it's very common for the skin to develop itchiness or redness or other signs of inflammation once in a while. However, it can become a real problem when it becomes a chronic condition such as in the case of acne, cysts, psoriasis, eczema or atopic dermatitis.
What does hemp oil do in skincare?
Studies have shown that hemp seed oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can help to bring relief to various types of skin conditions.
Helps reduce and prevent signs of ageing
Essential fatty acids are fundamental when it comes to skin health as works to enhace the protective layer of our skin. However, like we mentioned earlier, these essential fatty acids aren’t something that our body produces on its own and therefore must be obtained from our diet. Tip: try eating more hulled hemp seeds by adding them to cereals or smoothies.
Does hemp seed oil absorb into skin?
Hemp seed oil contains essential fatty acids made from hemp seeds so when taken, our skin is able to retain much of its water which helps it remain smooth, supple and healthy.
Helps to oxygenate the skin
Hemp seed oil when taken internally can also help support oxygenation of the skin from the inside out, thanks to it’s vitamin E content. This vitamin helps to promote the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to various parts of the body.
We’ve created our core essentials line with omega-rich hemp seed oil as the primary ingredient, designed to rejuvenate and replenish your skin for that makeup-free glow, unfiltered.
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