Need new effective care for your skin? Try hemp. There is no question of psychotropic activity at all. This plant of Indian origin is particularly miraculous.
Everyone knows him in the field of textiles, industry, or agriculture. But many people do not see that it also has virtues in cosmetics. Indeed, it offers stunning results. The skin regains all its splendor under the effect of hemp.
What is hemp?
Hemp is a plant from the cannabis family. Besides its scientific name is Cannabis sativa L . Unlike drugs (cannabis/marijuana), it has a low content of THC or cannabinoids.
The term hemp refers to the industrial plant and the vegetable fiber, while cannabis is used to design the psychotropic.
Today, its cultivation requires a production contract and a “non-drug” certification officially declared in certain countries.
In the industry world, the plant is used for the manufacture of fabric, thermal and sound insulation, oils, ropes, litter, fuel, stationery… But what interests us above all is its use in cosmetics.
More specifically, it is hemp oil that is used for skin care. It has beneficial properties that deserve to be highlighted.
Hemp, the new darling of the skin
Thanks to the presence of omega 3 and 6, it also acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-desquamating agent. Hemp soothes redness, irritation, and itching. The oil is also recommended to treat eczema, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.
Besides dry skin and stressed skin, hemp is also good care for oily skin. Effectively, it regulates the production of sebum.
It contains linoleic acid, which helps prevent pore clogging and the formation of comedones. If you use the oil regularly, your skin will be free from blackheads and other blemishes.
The excellent news, hemp oil is also very beneficial for mature skin. It regenerates the dermis. It is a very effective anti-aging and antioxidant.
It protects the skin from free radicals. And above all, it restores suppleness and tone to aging skin. It covers the skin from sunburn and minor burns.
That’s not all! This miraculous oil is used from birth. Yes, it can treat the child’s skin in itching, patches, eczema, redness, cracking, or other childhood skin diseases.
But be careful; the oil is only used as a treatment on the baby. It is useless to give it daily care. Baby’s skin does not require any moisturizer since it is generally naturally soft.
On the other hand, it remains delicate and deserves to be carefully maintained with neutral pH soap.
Composition of hemp oil:
This miraculous oil contains several fatty acids, including:
- Saturated fatty acids: 10%
- Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA): 13%
- Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA): 77%, including 59.5% omega-6 (linoleic acid) and 17.5% omega-3
- (mostly gamma-linolenic acid, stearidonic acid)
Apart from fatty acids, it also contains other components which are all beneficial, namely:
- Vitamins: 2% E, A, B1, B2, B6
- Other ingredients: gamma tocopherols, beta-caryophyllene, beta sitosterols, essential amino acids.
How to use hemp oil in skincare?
Hemp oil is applied to the skin without additives or with other vegetable oils and essential oils. In children, it is used in a thin layer after bathing.
You can apply it to the body and face. While in adults, the oil can be used daily as a day cream. You can also use it for a massage.
Natural hemp recipes for beautiful skin
Face oil, blotchy skin
Rosacea or rosacea is a form of skin disease. It mainly affects people with fair skin. It mainly affects adults over 25 years old. In addition, know that many factors are favoring this disease.
But, the remedy is in the composition of this recipe:
The list of ingredients:
- Hemp oil: 10 ml
- Calophyllum oil: 30 ml
- Hazelnut oil: 10 ml
- Italian Helichrysum essential oil: 6 drops
- cistus ladaniferus essential oil: 6 drops
Preparation and application:
- Take a 50 ml vial.
- Pour in oils one by one.
- Shake to mix everything.
- Apply to clean, damp skin.
Hemp moisturizer for the hand
The hands are also talking. They work all day long and deserve to be pampered. The purpose of this recipe is precisely to soften and moisturize the hands. Thanks to the hemp cream, your loved ones and colleagues will be delighted to shake your hand.
They will ask you for your secret, so let them know the details.
The list of ingredients:
- Hemp vegetable oil: 6.25 g
- Grapeseed vegetable oil: 6.25 g
- Beeswax: 2.5 g
- Olivem 1000 emulsifying wax: 2.25 g
- Water: 32.15 g
- Geogard preservative: 8 drops
- Vitamin E: 4 drops
Preparation and application:
- Disinfect your utensils (stainless steel bowl, saucepan, whisk, spatula, glass jar, scale).
- Pour the hemp oil, grapeseed oil, beeswax, and emulsifying wax into the bowl.
- Melt the mixture in a double boiler.
- Add the water little by little and mix with the whisk until you have a smooth cream.
- Add the drops of preservative and vitamin E to the preparation.
- Store everything in a glass jar.
- You can use the treatment every day like regular hand cream.
Precautions for the use of hemp
Hemp oil should never be exposed to heat or air. It oxidizes quickly, and oxidized fat is not suitable for your health. You have to buy it little by little and avoid keeping it at home.
However, you can store the oil for 10 months if its container is completely closed.
Be careful with hemp oil in cooking. It is not at all suitable for cooking. It is preferable to use it in cold dishes, in vinaigrette sauce, for example.
As for the seeds, they also keep a long time if they are not burst. The ideal is to keep them in the refrigerator for 6 months maximum.
You have to be very careful when choosing to avoid making a mistake between the cosmetic product and the edible.