CBD Hemp Oil for Skin Treatments

Posted on June 14, 2016

CBD hemp oil. It’s not just for breakfast anymore. It’s also beloved for skin care. Folks all over the world who want to keep their skin looking young, radiant, and clear are turning to CBD-rich hemp oil.

Hemp oil is considered by many nutritionists to be a superfood. It contains the most unsaturated oils, the best essential fatty acids ratio, the most amino acids, is loaded with vitamins and minerals, and, as far as we know, the only vegetable oil that contains vitamin D.

And CBD is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to regulate cell activity - both important aspects of skin care.

Below are some of the ways beauty experts recommend using CBD hemp oil.

An everyday skin therapy treatment

Spa treatments have nothing on CBD hemp oil when it comes to providing the vitamins and minerals needed to keep skin healthy. Hemp oil is high in vitamins A, B1, B3, B5, B9, and also contains vitamin E. Hemp oil is the only vegetable oil which contains vitamin D.

Minerals found in hemp oil include calcium, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and copper. Hemp oil also boasts a combination of 10 amino acids - essential protein building blocks.

All these vitamins and minerals found in hemp oil are readily available and easily absorbed when applied directly to your skin. So go ahead and use it from head to toe. You’ll love the way you look, and better yet, you’ll love the way you feel.

Treating dry, scaly skin

Dealing with uncomfortable, dry skin? Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids (EFAs) which work to keep your skin moisturized. Some of the good fats in hemp oil are omega-3, omega-6, and Omega-9. No other vegetable oil contains as much EFAs as hemp oil. In fact, hemp oil's fatty acid profile is better than that of fish oil. Hemp oil is also a natural humectant, it draws moisture into the skin. Many oils tend to sit on top of the skin, making them far less effective, and making you feel greasy.

Wrinkles, wrinkles go away!

We all want to look younger for longer. Well, EFAs mentioned above are also known for their ability to keep skin soft and supple, preventing premature wrinkles. What causes wrinkles in the first place? Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. As we get older, skin gets thinner and less elastic, which leads to creases in the skin. The onset of wrinkled skin can be quicked by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Ultraviolet radiation speeds the natural aging process and is the primary cause of early wrinkling. EFAs found in hemp oil are great at keeping skin supple and elastic, slowing the onset of wrinkles. Dab a little CBD-rich hemp oil places where wrinkles are known to form, such as around the eyes, forehead, neck, etc. to put EFAs to work combating unwanted lines.

The onset of wrinkled skin can be quicked by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Ultraviolet radiation speeds the natural aging process and is the primary cause of early wrinkling. EFAs found in hemp oil are great at keeping skin supple and elastic, slowing the onset of wrinkles. Dab a little CBD-rich hemp oil places where wrinkles are known to form, such as around the eyes, forehead, neck, etc. to put EFAs to work combating unwanted lines.

Facial treatments

Looking for a facial moisturizing and cleansing treatment that’s 100% natural and won’t clog pores? CBD hemp oil is non-comedogenic. That means - you guessed it - it won’t clog pores. That’s a crucial feature for a skincare product. When present in hemp oil, CBD is able to penetrate the skin and strengthen the cell matrix, even out skin tones, and reduce blotchiness.

Lipids found in hemp oil are very similar to the lipids that our skin produces naturally. Lipids actually help to cleanse pores. Hemp oil also contains essential linoleic acid, which our body cannot produce on its own. When skin doesn't have enough linoleic acid, it produces sebum with oleic acid instead, which irritates skin and blocks pores - a definite no-no for clear skin. As if that weren’t enough, a study titled, "CBD exerts sebostatic and anti-inflammatory effects on human sebocytes," CBD itself has been shown to inhibit bad lipid synthesis, the main cause of acne.

Endocannabinoids are also considered to be a powerful anti-inflammatory. Acne blemishes turn red as a direct result of inflammation. CBD is often used specifically for its inflammation-fighting properties. If you want to keep your face clear and comfortable, it's important to reduce inflammation. Vitamin E found in hemp oil is also renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Inside out skin treatment

Topical treatments are great for treating skin ailments on the spot, but ingesting CBD hemp oil is another way to deliver those same vitamins, minerals, and other compounds mentioned above -  from the inside. (These come in a variety of consumables, such as our CBD gummies and CBD chocolates.)

Whether applied directly to skin or ingested, Diamond CBD hemp oil, with its array of age-defying vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and good fatty acids, will do a body good. We highly recommend working from both the inside and the outside to keep your skin looking its best.  

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