If you’ve ever smoked a joint or ingested cannabis then it probably made you feel pretty good, momentarily at least. But apart from being illegal and not exactly great for your health, frequent smoking is harmful to your skin. So it might come as a bit of a surprise that a regular dose of hemp can do wonders for your pores.
A Natural Boost
It turns out that the active cannabinoid ingredients in marijuana – THC and non-psychoactive CBD – are also found in hemp. And they’re both powerful antioxidants. CBD, in fact, packs more of a punch than vitamins C, A, and E put together.
When applied topically, antioxidants work wonders on combatting fine lines and wrinkles. Which means that you can revitalise your skin and give it a natural high (without the rolling papers) by giving yourself a hemp facial.
While smoking ages your complexion (whether marijuana or nicotine) cannabinoids, even in very low doses have the reverse effect when applied to your skin. Antioxidants are regularly used in beauty treatments and face creams to fight against wrinkles and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Hemp products are particularly effective at keeping your skin looking healthy and younger.
High in Healthy Fat
While it’s still illegal to buy cannabis in the UK, you can get hold of hemp. And hemp oil, a legal by-product of cannabis, is high in healthy fat. This not only provides a powerful antioxidant effect, but also nourishes the pores with omega fats. Fantastic for providing moisture and rejuvenating dry skin.
The types of omega fats in hemp oil are similar to those found naturally in the skin. They make hemp oil particularly effective in injecting back elasticity into tired or dehydrated skin. Hemp oil is also pretty good at improving the appearance of acne and sagging skin. The fatty acids work hard to nourish the skin and leave it feeling fresh and moisturised.
Actually, you may not know it, but many skin products on the market already contain hemp oil as one of their main ingredients. It’s all natural and rarely provokes side effects, which makes it a great base oil for many creams. Giving your skin a massage with pure hemp oil would revitalise and rejuvenate it, leaving you feeling and looking years younger.
So if you already use hemp oil products regularly on your skin care, you’ll be pleased to know that they have anti-aging properties as well.
Washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner made from hemp oil can help to thicken the texture and free your scalp of dandruff. You can also prevent hair loss and reduce your chances of scalp infections or problems, thanks to its revitalising and healing qualities. Massage your scalp thoroughly and you’ll even boost the blood circulation in your brain.
Taking a hemp supplement regularly is beneficial to your health in many ways, refreshing you from the inside out. It can help thin your blood and prevent the appearance of veins on your skin, as well as regulating your hormones and reducing skin marks caused by hormones.
Hemp capsules are also rich in vitamin A and E, potassium, zinc and calcium which are all vital for healthy nails and skin tissue. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to try adding hemp products to your beauty routine.