Need a new effective care for your skin? Try hemp . There is no question of psychotropic active 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 know 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 me 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 for the designation of the psychotropic. Apparently he’s been around the man for decades. Then it was banned and heavily regulated at a certain time. Today, its cultivation requires a production contract and a “ non-drug” certification , to be officially declared in certain countries. If the details interest you, they talk about it in detail on the site: rue du hemp .
In the world of industry, 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
Hemp oil is rich in fatty acids, it is excellent for nourishing dry skin . It maintains the hydrolipidic film of the skin and prevents dehydration. 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 a good care for the 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.
Good 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 protects the skin from sunburn and minor burns.
That’s not all ! this miraculous oil is used from birth. Yes, it can treat the skin of the child in case of 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 skin care?
Hemp oil is applied to the skin without additives or with other vegetable oils and essential oils. In children, it is applied in a thin layer after bathing. It can be applied to her body and face. While in adults, the oil can be used daily as a day cream. It can also be used 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 there are many factors favoring this disease.
But, the remedy is in the composition of this recipe:
The list of ingredients:
- Hemp oil: 10 ml
- Calophyll oil: 30 ml
- Hazelnut oil: 10 ml
- Italian helichrysum essential oil: 6 drops
- Cistus ladaniferous essential oil: 6 drops
Preparation and application:
- Take a 50 ml vial.
- Pour in the 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 use of hemp
Hemp oil should never be exposed to heat or air . It oxidizes easily and oxidized fat is not good for your health. You have to buy it little by little and avoid keeping it at home. However, the oil can be stored 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 .
There are several cosmetic recipes that can be made with hemp oil. Besides, do you know that it is used in hair care? There is also the derived oil which is edible and which is used in cooking. You have to be very careful when choosing so as not to risk making a mistake between the cosmetic product and the edible.