Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of a hemp plant and can be consumed as a salad dressing or drizzled over vegetables or taken straight off the spoon as a dietary supplement. It contains essential polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Ingesting hemp oil topicals has been shown to help alleviate some skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. It can also be used to strengthen nails, hydrate hair and moisturize dry skin.
What does hemp oil do for skin?
The oil can be applied directly to the skin, where it absorbs through the pores. Hemp topicals are often made by combining the oil with other ingredients such as moisturizers, essential oils and/or pain relievers. Hemp creams for pain relief are very popular with athletes and people who work in physically demanding jobs because they can help alleviate the muscle aches that come along with these activities.
Many CBD creams also include ingredients that help you sleep better. They usually combine CBD with melatonin and other elements that can help you fall asleep naturally and stay asleep through the night.
Hemp balms are another great option for those with skin issues because the balm itself can moisturize without clogging the pores and helps balance out oily skin by regulating it’s own natural oil production. The CBD can also be absorbed through the pores of the skin and support the CB2 receptors in your skin to provide soothing benefits. The effects can kick in within minutes of applying the balm (everyone responds differently) and last for hours.