Hemp creams and balms are extremely effective moisturisers. Processed from the seeds of the hemp plant, hemp seed oil reputedly provides many health benefits. Derived from a tall-growing variety of Cannabis, it doesn’t contain THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. As well as the nutritional benefits of high levels of essential fatty acids omega-3, 6 and 9 contained in hemp seed oil, hemp cream and balms have amazing topical benefits when applied to the skin. Used to cleans and moisturise it also adds a protective layer, providing relief from acne and helping to prevent rashes.
Effective at Moisturising
Due to the fact that the fats or lipids in hemp seed oil being similar to those found within our skin, hemp creams and balms are extremely effective moisturisers. As well as rejuvenating dry, tired or dehydrated skin, they also have a protecting effect and increase skins elasticity.
The high levels of essential fatty acid omega-6 make Hemp oil creams and balms an effective treatment for psoriasis, eczema and other dry skin conditions. By hydrating the skin it helps to relieve the itching caused by such conditions.
Used over time, hemp cream and balm can help eliminate acne and reduce the redness and irritation caused by such conditions. It absorbs quickly, keeping the skin healthy and hydrated, and doesn’t block the pores. In fact because it is completely natural it eventually helps the skin balance it’s oil production, a particular benefit for oily teenage skin.
Keep your Heart Health
Hemp oil improves cardiovascular health and increases blood flow to the skin as it contains important vitamins A and E, as well as trace amounts of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. The regular application of hemp cream and balm can help to slow down the effects of ageing, due to the high levels of antioxidants contained within it.
The amazing moisturising effect of hemp seed oil is the main reason it is added to many lotions, creams, balms, lip balms and other skin products these days. However it also adds vitamin D to the skin, thus allowing the absorption of calcium, a mineral necessary for soft, smooth skin.