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The benefits of hemp seed oil for your skin

What’s all the hype about this essential oil? Discover why this potent ingredient will be your skin’s new best friend in no time.

Hemp: A super skin care ingredient

Over the years, we have seen many “it” ingredients come and go. They have each taken turns to promise untold benefits and skincare solutions. While many of these ‘wonder’ ingredients have let us down, hemp seed oil is an exception. The benefits have been scientifically proven, time and time again. You can now definitely consider hemp seed oil to be a nutrient powerhouse for your skin.

Hemp seed oil is a cold-processed oil made from the seeds of the hemp plant. Along with bamboo, hemp is one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet. It is also a very versatile plant. From paper and fabric to oils and powders, the hemp plant is loved across the world for its sustainable variety of uses which even include cooking and skincare.

What are the benefits of hemp seed oil for skin?

Whatever your skin type, this nourishing oil offers you a wide variety of benefits to your skin. Hemp is packed with an abundance of essential vitamins, fatty acids and healthful oils.

1. Hemp seed oil can help moderate your skin’s oil production

Most people will be quick to assume that oily skin doesn’t need any more hydration. In fact, oily skin is often a result of dry skin conditions and needs extra care and moisture. This is because dryness can actually cause your skin to overproduce oil as a means to compensate for the lack of moisture. This excess of oil coupled with dry skin debris, can cause acne, clogged pores and other unwanted skin concerns. Hemp oil is able to prevent dry skin without clogging pores and helps to reduce any acne that’s caused by excess oils.

2. It helps restore your skin

Hemp seed oil is used as both a moisturiser and an anti-inflammatory. It not only helps to hydrate your skin, but it can nourish and restore it too. It moisturises without clogging pores and it can help balance out overly dry or even oily skin. In turn, this can alleviate a variety of skin concerns such as acne, itchiness, redness or flakiness. This is over and above all the other amazing benefits of a great body lotion. Hemp seed oil has even been shown to encourage skin growth and new cell generation.

3. It can treat severe skin conditions

Some experts even recommend hemp oil for more severe skin concerns. It has been shown to help treat acne, eczema, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, thanks to its numerous healing properties. As hemp is anti-inflammatory, it can help heal aggravated or sensitive skin from the inside out. This, in turn, stops the outward appearance of redness, rashes or flakiness.

4. Hemp seed oil can help prevent signs of ageing

Another amazing benefit of hemp seed oil for your skin is that it can help slow down the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This is because it is rich in anti-ageing properties like Omega 3 and 6. These properties can both hydrate and detox the skin, which prevents the skin from developing fine dehydration lines. Hydration is the ultimate key to slow down the signs of ageing.
 

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How to get the benefits of hemp seed oil

• Buy a good quality hemp seed oil and use it in your cooking. It makes for a wonderful salad dressing base and can even be added to your favourite soups and smoothies.

• For healthy hair, you can directly apply raw hemp seed oil as an overnight mask.

• Look for skincare products that feature hemp seed oil. By using hemp seed oil body cream , or hemp oil body lotion on a daily basis, you'll be sure to get the most out of your products and enjoy skin that glows with health.

We recommend Dawn’s Legacy Fragrance-Free Body Lotion and Cream. This men’s range features the star ingredient - hemp seed oil. This range has been expertly formulated to help soothe and protect sensitive skin.

Dawn Men Body Lotion  is made just as strong as you are! Fit into your skincare routine for twice the strength and twice the moisture.

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