Hempseed oil is often called hemp oil, and is harvested by cold-pressing hemp seeds. Often unrefined hemp oil is. It is a clear green oil and may have a nutty taste.
It’s different from the cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which is a cannabis plant extract and uses hemp flowers and leaves to produce it.
Hempseed oil is made from the seed of hemp itself and generally contains no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive component
How does hemp oil work for your skin?
There are a number of benefits to skin care that you can derive from using hempseed oil, either topically or by consuming it.
Moderates oil generation
Hemp oil is perfect for most types of skin, as it can moisturize without blocking the pores. It can even help balance oily skin, hydrate it and regulate oil production in the skin.
Moisturizes and relieves inflammation
One of the omega-6 fatty acids found in hemp oil is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which serves as a strong anti-inflammatory agent while at the same time stimulating skin growth and new cell development
This may help to calm the skin’s inflammation and irritation, including acne and certain conditions such as psoriasis, while keeping the skin nourished and moisturised.
Has anti-aging properties
Hemp oil has anti-aging properties, in addition to moisturizing and soothing the skin. Hemp oil can help reduce the fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent the development of signs of aging.
How is hemp oil used?
- Topical use of hemp oil : First, applying the hemp oil directly to your skin. That can work if you have immediate irritation or dry skin patches that you want to quickly soothe.
- Oral use of hemp oil: The second method is to consume hemp oil which can provide the same skin benefits and overall health benefits as the topical use of the drug. When you take orally hemp oil, there is less chance of skin irritation or disease, although this may cause some temporary digestive distress.