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Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is often compared with cannabidiol (CBD) oil, but they’re actually very different ingredients. Put simply, CBD oil is produced using the hemp plant’s leaves, flowers, and stalks, which contain a much higher concentration of CBD, whereas hemp oil is harvested by cold pressing the hemp seeds. While hemp seeds don’t contain the same level of compounds as the plant itself, they still offer a rich profile of fatty acids and nutrients, making them a very popular ingredient for use in skincare products.

Hemp oil benefits

Skin conditions that may benefit from using hemp oil include:

Dryness: Hemp oil, especially hemp seed oil, is rich in unsaturated fats such as linoleic acid, γ-linolenic acid, and α-linolenic acid. These three fatty acids may help improve skin structure by helping the skin retain moisture. They also have a beneficial effect on dry, rough skin and can influence the fluidity of cell membranes and transport of electrolytes. A 2017 study found that applying 0.5 cm 3 of an emulsion that contained hemp seed oil helped moisturize the dehydrated skin of some participants. Hemp oil also contains omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, and people with omega deficiencies can develop rough, scaly skin.

 

Acne and acne scars:

Hemp oil contains several compounds with oil-reducing, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties that may help improve acne vulgaris. Αlso helps improve acne scars by reducing healing time, boosting collagen levels, and stimulating other healing processes, such as cellular turnover and regeneration.

 

Inflammatory skin conditions:

Hemp oil contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds, such as fatty acids and antioxidants, that may help reduce symptoms associated with inflammatory skin conditions, such as skin dryness, itchiness, and pain. Applying hemp oil may benefit people with:

eczema

atopic dermatitis

seborrheic dermatitis

varicose eczema

psoriasis

lichen planus

acne rosacea

Symptoms of skin aging

 

Hemp oil can treat and prevent the skin symptoms associated with aging. People who use linoleic acid seem to have a lower likelihood of developing age-related dryness and atrophy, or thinning. Hemp oil also contains compounds that reduce oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when molecules called free radicals damage the skin, leading to wrinkles and fine lines over time. Hemp oil also contains compounds that combat signs of skin aging by:

stimulating skin regeneration

improving skin elasticity and firmness

reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

reducing skin dullness and improving skin brightness

retaining moisture in the skin

increasing collagen production

Infection

Hemp oil contains antimicrobial compounds and antioxidants that can help destroy microbes, such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi, that cause disease. It also contains compounds that help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, making it harder for microbes to enter the skin and cause infection or disease. Hemp contains both α-linolenic acid and linoleic acid, which help repair UV skin damage increasing the removal of melanin. Both α-linolenic acid and linoleic acid can also help reduce hyperpigmentation, or excessive skin darkening, that tends to occur with sun exposure, by suppressing the production of melanin.HEMP OIL Skin conditions that may benefit from using hemp oil include: Dryness: Hemp oil, especially hemp seed oil, is rich in unsaturated fats such as linoleic acid, γ-linolenic acid, and α-linolenic acid. These three fatty acids may help improve skin structure by helping the skin retain moisture. They also have a beneficial effect on dry, rough skin and can influence the fluidity of cell membranes and transport of electrolytes. A 2017 study found that applying 0.5 cm 3 of an emulsion that contained hemp seed oil helped moisturize the dehydrated skin of some participants. Hemp oil also contains omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, and people with omega deficiencies can develop rough, scaly skin. Acne and acne scars: Hemp oil contains several compounds with oil-reducing, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties that may help improve acne vulgaris. Αlso helps improve acne scars by reducing healing time, boosting collagen levels, and stimulating other healing processes, such as cellular turnover and regeneration. Inflammatory skin conditions: Hemp oil contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds, such as fatty acids, and antioxidants, that may help reduce symptoms associated with inflammatory skin conditions, such as skin dryness, itchiness, and pain. applying hemp oil may benefit people with: eczema atopic dermatitis seborrheic dermatitis varicose eczema psoriasis lichen planus acne rosacea Symptoms of skin aging Hemp oil can treat and prevent the skin symptoms associated with aging. People who use linoleic acid seem to have a lower likelihood of developing age-related dryness and atrophy, or thinning. Hemp oil also contains compounds that reduce oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress occurs when molecules called free radicals damage the skin, leading to wrinkles and fine lines over time. Hemp oil also contains compounds that combat signs of skin aging by: stimulating skin regeneration improving skin elasticity and firmness reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines reducing skin dullness and improving skin brightness retaining moisture in the skin increasing collagen production Infection Hemp oil contains antimicrobial compounds and antioxidants that can help destroy microbes, such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi, that cause disease. It also contains compounds that help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, making it harder for microbes to enter the skin and cause infection or disease. Hemp contains both α-linolenic acid and linoleic acid, which help repair UV skin damage increasing the removal of melanin. Both α-linolenic acid and linoleic acid can also help reduce hyperpigmentation, or excessive skin darkening, that tends to occur with sun exposure, by suppressing the production of melanin.

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