What? Hemp oil comes from the Cannabis sativa plant but is also more often referred to as cannabis or marijuana. Possibly better known more for its narcotic properties than its therapeutic uses and benefits, the oil itself is rich in essential fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is a natural, whole food product that, depending on its form, can be used in a wide range of recipes, consumed on its own as a dietary supplement, applied topically as a moisturizing oil, or even used in industrial settings. It can also be useful in alleviating certain skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis.
Why? Hemp seed is great for acne-prone skin due to its light consistency. This moisturizer doesn’t stir up any hormonal acne by clogging up the pores and it also has a low SPF that helps protect your skin from that glaring sun. Hemp seed oil is made up of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids. A combination of essential fatty acids are necessary for healthy cell production and good skin health. Many of the Western diets today do not contain a good balance of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids.