Even though your skin is the largest organ of your body, most people don’t do much to care for it aside from using a little soap and lotion. Yet you can do a lot to give your skin an extra boost, just by choosing hemp products. Hemp benefits for your skin include reduced UV damage, a younger appearance, and an end to many symptoms of inflammatory skin disorders.
Let’s start with the issue of UV sun damage. While being out in the sun can be an excellent way to pick up some extra Vitamin D, science also tells us that UV rays can cause cell death and inflammation in the skin. Fortunately, the essential fatty acids in hemp can lessen the damaging effects of UV rays on your skin, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. And you can get these hemp benefits for your skin by either taking hemp supplements or applying hemp oils and lotions directly to your skin.
That sounds easy enough … use hemp, stop UV damage. But you’ll also notice that you may start looking a bit younger, too.
Starting in the 1920s, researchers George and Mildred Burr found that animals who weren’t exposed to sufficient levels of unsaturated fatty acids developed skin problems due to a condition they called essential fatty acid deficiency (EFAD). One major visible sign of EFAD? Dried out, wrinkled up skin ... which is a big part of looking old before your time.
You could pay thousands to plastic surgeons to try and get firm, smooth skin again – or just use hemp! Loaded with Omega 6, Omega 3, and linoleic acid, hemp can give you back a youthful appearance if your skin is suffering from EFAD. You have your choice of methods and products, too – you’ll get the benefits from oils, soaps, lotions, or supplements.
And your vanity won’t be the only thing that benefits when you fix an EFAD deficiency. EFAD can also cause a number of skin problems, including dermatitis (scaley, dry skin), inflammation, and visible skin abnormalities of tone and texture. Using hemp products can help improve these problems not just on the surface of your skin, but also deep down at the cellular level. So you won’t just be using hemp to mask your symptoms … you’ll actually be healing your skin from the inside out.
There are few other products in the world that can give you the same results as hemp. You’ll often spend much more and risk side effects using chemicals to get similar effects kin. So do your body a favor – cover your skin with hemp!