Hemp oil

The Heavenly Healing Power of Hemp

In today’s day and age, you don’t have to be standing behind a booth at a farmer’s market brushing the dreadlocks out of your face to appreciate the incredible power of hemp. Hemp makes incredible rope, paper, textiles, paints, and a laundry list of other things, but most of all, hemp can yield incredible benefits for your skin!

What is Hemp?

Hemp is a rapidly growing plant from the cannabis sativa species which seemingly has a million uses. When the seeds are extracted and pressed, the oil that is left can be used as a powerful, natural beauty oil.

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In case you were wondering, hemp oil is not the same as it’s spacier cousin, hash oil, since the plants typically used to create hemp oil were specifically bred to have none of the psychoactive ingredient, THC. So, if you were planning on synching up The Wizard of Oz with a Pink Floyd album and applying some hemp oil tonight, you might be a bit disappointed.

Benefits

What you won’t be disappointed with, however, is how that hemp oil will make your skin look and feel.

Hemp oil is incredible in that it contains all 21 known amino acids, as well as Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids, which combine to calm, nourish and strengthen the barrier function of your skin. It’s also loaded with polyunsaturated fatty acids in the form of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), oleic acid, and stearidonic acid, all of which actively fight certain skin conditions like dermatitis.

So we covered hemp and acid(s), how can we make this even more rock and roll?

Vitamins!

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Sure, on the surface they don’t seem very rock and roll, but in the skin care world vitamin E is like Keith Richards and vitamin A is Jimmi Hendrix. And hemp oil has both! It’s like the super group of beauty oils! Unlike Keith and Jimmi, both of these vitamins help heal damaged skin and alleviate redness and inflammation.

And, on the topic of rocks, hemp oil is loaded with minerals! calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus and a dash of iron and zinc are all found in hemp oil and each aids the regulation of your skin’s vital functions in various ways.

Hemp oil is also non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores. It is extremely emollient so it feels light and breathable when applied topically.

The combination of all of these amazing ingredients results in a beauty oil that moisturizes your skin, alleviates itching and dryness, improves water retention, and has anti-aging effects by improving the natural functions of your skin.

Applications

Facial Cleanse

  1. After cleaning your hands, massage a nickel-sized dab of hemp oil into your face.
  2. Get a washcloth damp with warm water and lay it over your face. Leave it there for about a minute.
  3. With a second damp washcloth, scrub your face clean of the oil and whatever else comes with it.

Moisturize

  1. Apply warm water to your face.
  2. Pour a nickel-sized dab of hemp oil into your palm and rub your hands together.
  3. Apply the hemp oil to your face using both hands.
  4. Repeat the process if your skin still feels dry.

 

Fight Acne

  1. Perform the facial cleanse detailed above.
  2. Pour a nickel-sized dab of hemp oil into your palm and rub your hands together.
  3. Apply the hemp oil to your face, focusing on the affected areas.
  4. Continue this routine twice a day and you should notice a reduction of inflammation in no time.

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