How Hemp Oil Benefits Blackheads and Other Skin Blemishes
Hemp oil has amazing qualities for all skin types, but particularly for acne-prone skin. It may seem odd that someone would treat oily skin with more oil. Many people with acne stay far away from oils, but in reality, hemp oil is a fantastic treatment for acne and other skin blemishes.
Hemp oil brings the skin back into balance for an improvement in overall skin health. Oils also protect the skin, and hemp oil has some very beneficial qualities for your acne-prone skin. Let’s dive in.
Hemp Oil Won’t Clog Pores
Many people make the mistake of thinking that all oils will clog pores, but hemp oil will not. It is non-comedogenic, meaning the oil will not clog pores. Skin care products are typically rated on a 0 to 5 scale regarding pore-clogging. Hemp oil rates at a 0, meaning no pore clogging whatsoever.
Rich In Fatty Acids
Acne is often misunderstood. It is not caused because you don’t clean your skin or because you eat too much chocolate. Acne is caused by your skin’s oil but for different reasons than you might realize. In fact, people with acne actually have an imbalance in fatty acids in the skin. In particular, acne sufferers have a deficiency of the fatty acid known as linoleic acid; when the skin’s normal levels of linoleic acid are depleted in the skin’s natural oil (sebum), outbreaks occur. The linoleic acid depletion makes the skin’s oil secretion very thick, which leads to clogged pores. Once the extra thick sebum is produced, pores clog, and fill with dirt and other impurities to form blackheads. As the problem gets worse, more dirt fills the pore, which can also become packed with sweat that cannot exit the pore due to the clog. All of these impurities create a kind of toxic soup that stays in the pore and causes an infection, leading to acne blemishes which are red, swollen and often filled with pus.
Fortunately, hemp oil is rich in linoleic acid, which makes it a great way to restore this balance to your skin. Yes--you can use hemp oil to rebalance the skin’s natural sebum secretion. With continued use, your skin’s oil will become less thick and return to the normal consistency your sebum should have. You’ll notice your acne improve and your skin will be balanced, healthy and clear.
Vitamins Are The Key
Hemp oil is also abundant in other omega fatty acids and in vitamins A, D and E. All of these work to moisturize and protect your skin. These vitamins are powerful antioxidants that help your skin fight impurities.
As you begin using the hemp oil, your skin becomes balanced and therefore no longer needs to produce as much oil of its own. These antioxidant vitamins are also anti-inflammatory, so the redness and tenderness of blemishes will definitely be reduced. Finally, hemp oil is antibacterial, so it will fight the infection in each clogged pore.
I’m Confused About Hemp Oil--What Is It?
Hemp oil is derived from the stalks and seeds of the hemp plant. The oil is extracted from the plant parts and cold-pressed just like olive oil. The resulting oil is a greenish brown oil that is used for everything from medicinal products to cooking oil.
Hemp is not marijuana. The two plants are very different. The hemp plant is naturally low in THC, the hallucinogenic “high-creating” compound that marijuana is known for. Hemp oil use can’t get you high.
How Do I Best Use Hemp Oil For Acne?
Apply the oil directly to your face or other affected area such as the back or shoulders. Hemp oil can be applied directly in its pure form to the affected skin, but many consumers prefer topical products like our DiamondHemp skin care line that are infused with hemp oil but also contain other products that have numerous benefits.
If you have acne, you know that it can affect you on many levels, including your self-image and your self-esteem. If you’re like most acne sufferers, you’ve likely tried countless acne products, such as soaps, toners, cleansers, masks, scrubs, a topical benzoyl peroxide products. Hemp oil will help your acne; there is just a lot of misinformation out in the marketplace. We hope this post has helped you learn more about hemp oil and how it may help your skin. Try it; we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised and we know you’ll look great!