High On Beauty: Hemp For Your Skin
Smoking cannabis isn’t particularly good for you, but it turns out applying it directly to the skin in the form of hemp seed oil has a few benefits you might want to see for yourself! The Cannabis plant contains powerful anti-inflammatory agents called cannabinoids – about 60 different types.
“Cannabinoids are powerful antioxidants that may work by reducing inflammation and especially when combined with hydrating oils may help in maintaining the skin’s natural barrier function,” explains Dr. Alexis Granite, a Consultant Dermatologist, to the Daily Mail. Active cannabinoids have been shown to improve a variety of skin conditions like acne and eczema, according to Dr. Granite.
Hemp seed oil is rich in antioxidant vitamins A,C and E and minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium, making it perfect to soothe and heal dry skin, scars and irritated skin.
Here are some totally legal options to utilize the power of hemp!