Hey beautiful! Today I’m going to share another of my favorite oil for acne-prone skin. Hemp seed oil is great for acne. And in this post, you can read how you can use hemp seed oil for acne-prone skin to get healthy skin.
Even though acne is most common in teenagers and young adults, it can affect people of all ages. Teenagers’ acne is more common as approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience acne at some point in their lives. Plus teenage tends to cause more drama with acne as compared to adults.
In theory, acne should clear up if you reduce inflammation, and clean up the clogged pores allowing the skin to breathe again which in turn will balance the oil production and control acne.
But in reality, once we encounter a pimple, we rush to the nearest store to get the “best” over-the-counter treatment for acne. This treatment may reduce acne or increase your skin inflammation, making your acne even worse.
When that happens, your skin is trapped in the vicious cycle of harsh products, clogged pores, and inflamed skin.
Sometimes instead of opting for harsh products, it is better to go for natural products.
Hemp seed oil is one such power solution. This is one of my favorite oils for my combination, sensitive type skin.
Hemp seed oil as a natural remedy for acne
Hemp Seed Oil Extraction
Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, which is a type of cannabis plant. Don’t confuse this with THC plans as unlike other forms of cannabis, hemp contains very low levels of the psychoactive compound THC, making it safe to use as a natural remedy (source).
Hemp Seed Oil Composition
Hemp seed oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential for healthy skin. These fatty acids help to reduce inflammation and redness, making them an effective treatment for acne. The oil also contains vitamin E, which helps to moisturize and nourish the skin, helping to prevent future breakouts.
In addition to its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, hemp seed oil has been found to be effective at regulating the production of sebum, the oily substance that can clog pores and lead to acne. By controlling sebum production, hemp seed oil can help to prevent the formation of new acne and promote the healing of existing breakouts.
Before moving on to see how you can include this oil in your routine, let’s see some nutritional properties of hemp seed oil and how it can be good for your skin.
Nutritional properties of hemp seed oil
Hemp seed oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids, including both omega-3 and omega-6. These fatty acids are essential for maintaining healthy cell membranes and supporting the body’s immune system.
Hemp seed oil also contains high levels of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radical damage. In addition, hemp seed oil contains a range of other nutrients, including vitamins A, B1, B3, B6, C, and D, as well as minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, and iron. These nutrients help to support overall health and wellness.
Why use hemp seed oil on acne-prone skin
The hemp seed oil has been shown to have a balancing effect on the skin’s natural oil production. It contains essential fatty acids and nutrients that help regulate sebum production, preventing the skin from becoming too oily or too dry. This can help maintain a healthy and balanced complexion. Additionally, hemp seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness and irritation, making it beneficial for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.
Additionally, hemp seed oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that may help prevent the growth of acne-causing bacteria on the skin. As it is also rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, it can help nourish and protect the skin from damage.
Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil for Acne Prone Skin
The anti-inflammatory properties of hemp seed oil help reduce skin inflammation
Anti Aging benefits of hemp seed oil
The hemp seed oil has anti-aging properties due to its high content of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids, as well as vitamins and minerals. These nutrients help to nourish and moisturize the skin, improving its elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The hemp seed oil also contains antioxidants, which can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. This can further help to prevent the signs of aging and maintain a youthful appearance.
Reduces free radical damage
Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and contribute to the development of chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. The hemp seed oil contains high levels of antioxidants, including vitamin E and carotenoids, which help to neutralize free radicals and protect cells from oxidative damage. The hemp seed oil contains high levels of antioxidants, including vitamin E and carotenoids, which help to neutralize free radicals and promote youthful-looking skin.
Moisturises the skin
Hemp seed oil is known for its ability to moisturize the skin. Hemo seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6, which help to nourish and hydrate the skin. It also contains vitamin E, which helps to protect the skin from free radical damage and promote collagen production. It can help prevent dryness and flakiness often associated with acne treatments
The hemp seed oil has been shown to possess antibacterial properties. This is due to the presence of compounds such as terpenes, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds in the oil. These compounds have been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria and prevent the spread of infections. Additionally, hemp seed oil has a high concentration of linoleic acid, which has been found to be effective against certain types of bacteria.
Now that you have seen the benefits of hemp seed oil for your skin, let’s see some common ways you can use this awesome oil on your face.
How to use hemp seed oil on the acne-prone face
Hemp seed oil is a carrier oil so you can directly apply it to the skin without diluting it further. Here are some easy ways you can use hemp seed oil on your face.
1. As a moisturizer
- Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser to remove dirt and impurities.
- Pat your skin dry and apply a thin layer of hemp seed oil onto your face using your fingertips.
- Massage the oil into your skin using circular motions to promote circulation and absorption.
- Let the oil sit on your skin for at least 20 minutes to allow it to penetrate and work its magic.
- Rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry.
- Repeat this process daily for the best results.
2. Mix with other oils
Similar to the above step, you can use hemp seed oil in combination with other oil suitable for your skin.
- Mix equal part hemp seed oil and another oil of your choice (I generally mix hemp seed oil with organ oil to moisturize my skin)
- Store in a dark bottle
- Use a few drops of the oil mixture on the cleansed, dried face
- Oil will be absorbed in your skin after some time.
- If you have super oily skin then you can wash your face with warm water and gently blot out the excess oil with soft tissue
- Follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer
3. Mix with your favorite moisturizer
This is the easiest method to include hemp seed oil in your skin routine without spending a lot of time layering products.
Simply mix a couple of drops of hemp seed oil in your favorite moisturizer and apply them on your cleansed, dried face as usual.
Do this regularly to enjoy healthy, glowing skin.
FAQ on how to use hemp seed oil
- Should you use hemp seed oil on acne-prone skin? / Is hemp oil good for acne-prone skin
Yes, hemp oil is good for acne-prone skin because it has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that can help reduce the redness and swelling of acne breakouts. It is also high in essential fatty acids and vitamins, which can nourish and moisturize the skin, helping to prevent future breakouts.
- Can hemp oil be used directly on the skin?
Hemp seed oil is a carrier oil which means it is not as intense as an essential oil. You can directly use hemp seed oil on the skin. Or you can combine it with other oil or cream if you prefer but this is not necessary.
- Can hemp oil cause skin rash?
Generally, the hemp seed oil is pretty stable and gentle on the skin. However, if you face skin rashes, it could be due to many reasons. The best course is to stop using hemp seed oil immediately and consult your medical advice provider if needed.
- Can I leave hemp oil on my face overnight?
- Yes, you can leave hemp seed oil on your face overnight.
- What is the comedogenic rating of hemp seed oil?
The comedogenic rating means what is the likelihood of an oil/butter breaking out your skin. Comedogenic rating of hemp seed oil 0. A comedogenic rating of 0 means this is very unlikely to break out your skin. But still, if you face breakouts then immediately stop using this till your skin stabilizes.
- How long should I use hemp seed oil to see a difference?
You should use hemp seed oil for a couple of weeks to see whether it really worked for you or not. Use hemp seed oil with your favorite oil/cream for a couple of weeks before deciding whether it works for you or not.
In case you break out (less likely) then it may mean it didn’t suit your skin. Immediately stop using hemp seed oil and consult a doctor if needed.
- Can hemp seed oil reduce acne scars?
To a certain extent, yes. Hemp seed oil has high levels of antioxidants, anti viral, anti bacterial properties which help to reduce acne scars. Similar to argan oil, hemp seed oil also balances sebum production which in turn can reduce scars. As in case of any natural treatments, use it in moderation, give it time, and stop usage if you see any side effects.
Overall, the hemp seed oil is a safe and natural way to treat acne and improve the overall health of your skin. It can be applied directly to the skin or taken as a dietary supplement to help prevent future breakouts and improve the overall health of your skin.