Hemp oil is a clear green oil that’s harvested by cold-pressing hemp seeds. It can have a nutty flavor and differs from cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which is a cannabis plant extract.
Hemp oil has a variety of health benefits, including those that enhance skin health. It has the best essential fatty acids ratio and combination and is the only plant source of vitamin D. Furthermore, it is full of a variety of amino acid and is the most unsaturated oil. Can this one oil be all that? Well, yes! It can be a substitute for most products in your beauty routine, including your acne treatment, moisturiser and make-up remover. Here are six ways you can use hemp oil on your skin.
Six ways to use hemp oil in your beauty routine
1. Moisturise dry skin
If you’re susceptible to dry skin, give hemp oil a shot! Simll you have to do is rub the oil into the dry, cracked areas of your skin for an immediate deep conditioning treatment. To use it on very dry feet or hands, massage the oil and then wear socks overnight to let it work its magic. Don’t forget to come and share your results!
2. Restore tired skin
Massaging hemp oil into facial skin after cleansing before bedtime, works just like a skin serum and replenishes your skin. In the morning, you’ll surely take years off your face! Bonus: Hemp oil is not as expensive as conventional skin serums.
3. Strengthen nails and cuticles
Hemp oil helps heal broken cuticles and strengthens nails. Massage a few drops of the oil directly into your nails and cuticles. It’s great for both toenails and fingernails.
4. To reduce breakouts and acne
Hemp oil can help draw out sebum plugs that often trigger whiteheads, acne, blackheads and cysts. To prevent such skin problems, gently massage the oil into problem areas including your forehead or cheeks for a few minutes. Try to do this every day for the best results.
5. Remove make-up
Hemp oil helps dissolve the oils and waxes you find in most make-up products. If you’ve heard of the “like dissolves like” rule, then you know what I’m talking about. Simply rub a few drops of hemp oil into your skin and use cotton wool to wipe the make-up off.
6. Deep clean pores
Apply hemp oil to your clean, dry face before steaming it by placing a not scalding hot, damp face cloth over your face and allowing it cool down while on your face. It will help detox your skin and clean out your pores.