5 Ways Hemp Seed Oil Benefits Your Skin

5 Ways Hemp Seed Oil Benefits Your Skin

Let’s talk a little bit about our favorite oil - hemp seed oil! You may be seeing this non-psychoactive (contains no THC or CBD) oil popping up more and more in skincare and body products lately, and for good reason. Hempseed oil is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant, and has been widely recognized as a rich source of dietary nutrition for centuries. Here are five ways hempseed oil benefits your skin: 

  • Hempseed Oil Helps Strengthen Your Skin's Barrier

Being the largest organ in our body, our skin needs a lot to help it function properly.  A regular supply of essential fatty acids like Omegas 3, 6 and 9, are required for the maintenance of the skin’s barrier and to help stop the dehydration of skin cells. Hempseed oil contains the highest percentage of essential fatty acids of any plant!

  • Hempseed Oil is Anti-Inflammatory

The gamma-linoleic acid found in hempseed oil is a champion at fighting inflammation and irritation in the skin, making this a game-changer for those with damaged, irritated skin. 

  • Hempseed Oil Helps Balance Sebum Production

Hemp seed oil is non-comedogenic oil, meaning that it doesn’t clog pores. Hempseed oil also contains antibacterial properties and helps balance the sebum and oil production in the skin. This is a trifecta of benefits works wonders to balance blemish-prone skin and help prevent breakouts. 

  • Hempseed Oil Moisturizes Your Skin

With its emollient properties, hempseed oil boosts skin health by providing high levels of important nutrients and moisture to the skin. Hempseed oil offers a natural protection to the skin’s barrier. 

  • Hempseed Oil is Anti-Aging For The Skin

The antioxidants present in hempseed oil help fight free radicals that cause oxidative stress and damage to skin cells.  Additionally, hempseed oil will hydrate and plump the skin, which eases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

I hope you enjoyed learning about five ways hempseed oil benefits your skin. Now it's time to try it for yourself! Have you used hempseed oil on your skin before? Let us know your thoughts on social @highskincare and read more about High, skincare, and our skincare formulas on the High blog here. Shop High Beauty and try hempseed oil-based skincare products for yourself now.

Resources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10681-004-4811-6

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2014/acs-presspac-january-29-2014/new-analysis-finds-hempseed-oil-packed-with-health-promoting-compounds.html

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