Article by: Nutiva
Loaded with all 20 amino acids and more essential fatty acids than any nut or seed, it’s clear why adding hemp to your diet is beneficial to your health—but can these same nutrients benefit your skin? The answer: yes! The Omega 3s & 6s found in hemp oil are responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties that can help combat common skin problems and keep your skin looking healthy.It’s important to purchase organic, unrefined and cold-pressed hemp oil so you can be sure you’re using the highest quality and chemical-free oil on your skin.
Here are our 4 favorite ways to use hemp oil for a flawless complexion.
While it may seem counterintuitive to apply oil to acne prone skin, hemp oil boasts a comedogenic rating of 0 and does not clog pores. Thanks to the essential fatty acids present in hemp, hemp oil treats inflammation and redness without stripping your skin of its natural oils. The next time you experience a break-out, avoid common acne products containing harsh chemicals and apply hemp oil to your skin instead.
You don’t have to leave the house the next time you’re in need of a facial—create your own hemp oil mask in 3 easy steps! We love this hemp oil face mask because of its moisturizing and clarifying properties, plus it’s super gentle and chemical-free!
1 ripe avocado (about 2/3 cup)
3 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Hemp Oil
1 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp. Bentonite Clay (or French Clay)
4 drops lemongrass essential oil
Blend avocado, hemp oil, coconut oil and essential oil in a blender or food processor. Pour mixture into a bowl and stir in the clay. Apply to face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
One of the easiest ways to incorporate hemp oil into your skin care routine is to use it as a daily moisturizer. After cleansing your face and patting it dry, pour a dime-size amount of hemp oil into your hands and massage into your skin. You’ll immediately notice how hydrated and soft your skin looks and feels!
Creating a gentle, homemade soap can be achieved with as little as 5 ingredients—and hemp oil is one of them. Making your own soap is an easy way to save money and control what ingredients are being absorbed into your skin.