Why You Should Use Hemp-Infused Skin Products
Hemp oil comes from the cannabis plant. This may raise a few eyebrows since the cannabis plant is most famous for being dried and used recreationally in the form of marijuana. However, hemp oil is a much different product and can be safely (and legally) used.
So what are the benefits of hemp-infused products for your skin? Read on to find out!
Is Hemp Oil the Same as CBD Oil?
Nope! Hemp oil is made from the seed of the plant. CBD oil is made from the actual flower and leaves of a cannabis plant. However, neither one will leave a person feeling “high.” The psychoactive ingredient in cannabis plants is THC, and it is not found at all in hemp oil. Only tiny traces are found in CBD (not enough for a person to feel the effects of the THC).
Benefits of Hemp-Infused Skincare Products
Hemp is filled with vitamins and moisturizing properties, which makes it a great addition to many skincare products. Some of the greatest benefits include:
1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
The gamma-linoleic acid inside hemp’s omega-6 fatty acids is a skin-soothing powerhouse. Not only does it encourage cell regeneration, but it also soothes irritation and redness while moisturizing the skin.
2. Anti-Aging Abilities
It’s a property that everyone looks for in skincare: Anti-aging features. Luckily, hemp-infused skincare products feature linoleic and oleic acids – two things the body can’t produce on its own but needs in order to fight off fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Oil Moderation
The problem with many moisturizers is that they clog the pores. They’re so heavy that they actually end up trapping dirt and oil into the skin. Hemp oil, however, does the opposite. It moisturizes the skin without clogging the pores at all.
This is important for all skin types. Dry skin is often susceptible to acne because dryness signals the body to overproduce oil. This excess oil often turns into acne. However, hemp and CBD oil allow proper moisturization to prevent this overproduction and it won’t leave a heavy or gooey feeling on the skin.
For combination or oily skin, hemp or CBD oil can encourage moisturization of the skin while also regulating oil production, allowing for the use of a moisturizer without the fear of trapping excess oil in the pores.
At Skin Zen, we encourage all-natural products like high-quality CBD oil from the hemp plant. Why? Your skin is incredibly efficient at absorbing whatever you put on it. Why opt for heavy chemicals when you can choose natural ingredients provided by the Earth? Come take a peek at our natural products and see what organic skincare can mean for you.