Everyone seems to be obsessed with essential oils, natural remedies and other things like this. Sometimes we get so much controversial information about each and every component that it’s hard to make a decision. Do natural remedies even work or is it just a new fad?
Hemp oil has become very popular recently as an active ingredient for cosmetic products that is almost magical. We don’t believe in magic, but we believe in science and the way it can explain things. We’ve decided to share the knowledge about how exactly this component works and how it can help.
Prevents and treats acne
Skin produces sebum — an oily substance that protects it. The sebum composition varies from person to person. If the sebum is too thick it clogs the skin pores which makes a perfect environment for the bacteria growth, which in turn results in acne. It is often considered that only people with oily skin can have acne. However, the interesting thing about acne is that both, oily skin and dry skin can be prone to acne. Dry skin tries to compensate for it and that often results in thick sebum rich in saturated fatty acids.
The key to controlling acne is not about killing all the bacteria on your skin surface which in fact is not a good idea. The healthiest thing you can do in fighting acne is balancing the composition of your skin sebum. Hemp oil has an optimal content of fatty acids to help with that. It contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that help keep the sebum liquid and flowy. Using a product like our hemp oil and gold deep cleansing gel will help to fight acne and improve the sebum composition.
Another way hemp oil helps to fight acne is its anti-inflammatory properties — the GLA to be precise.
Fights inflammation, dry patches, and itchiness
Hemp oil works as an anti-inflammatory component. If you have sensitive skin, you know how easily it gets irritated, dry and itchy. Besides the essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6), it also contains a gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) that soothes the skin. As a cosmetic component, it boosts the skin rejuvenation by providing essential nutrients directly to the skin cells helping to avoid dryness and itchiness. Products like our hemp oil and gold enriched night cream work exactly like this.
Slows down aging
If you look closely at our skin cells it'll turn out their walls are made of complex molecules. Some of these molecules have fatty acids in them. The more omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are in there, the more flexible is the cell wall. The more flexible cell walls are — the more water they can hold inside. If they fail to get the necessary fatty acids either from diet or from care products the cell walls become more rigid. This results in wrinkles. If you manage to keep your skin cell walls more elastic for longer you can make aging slower and less noticeable. Vitamin E boosts this effect, so the products like our hemp oil and gold black caviar lifting serum help to avoid wrinkles for longer.
May help people with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis
People with atopic dermatitis have a huge problem when it comes to choosing cosmetic products. The soothing properties of hemp oil can be beneficial in this case. Hemp oil has also been proved to reduce the skin dryness for patients with psoriasis. Please, note, that we don’t give any medical advice here — this is rather an idea for you to discuss with your medical care provider.
Hemp oil products are almost universal in providing skin care. Still, just as with all natural ingredients, we advise a patch test — while the active substances could work perfect for some individuals, they could cause allergies in someone else.