Moisturise And Nourish Skin Using Hemp Lotion

By Haywood Hunter

It is surprising that hemp lotion is only now becoming popular. The cannabis sativa plant has always been widely used as a medicinal plant but the oil of its seeds also has health giving properties. It can moisturize and nourish skin while at the same time providing anti-inflammatory protection.

There have always been many different uses for hemp in pharmacology and in traditional therapies. As a liniment for example it could have been applied to the skin to treat tumors or cancerous lesions. The oil extracted from the seeds has more essential fatty acids than you would find in any other plant source.

One of the most important benefits of EFAs for your skin is that they help cells to retain moisture. This keeps your skin healthy and functioning properly as well as allowing it to be more elastic. All three omega acids are found in this oil. Not only that but they are in the perfect proportions that are beneficial to your health.

There are also polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) which have anti inflammatory properties. This makes is good for healing lesions and preventing skin inflammation. High levels of linoleic acid are present and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which is only found in rare sources such as borage oil and evening primrose oil.

There are also many other beneficial components that protect and nourish your skin. Vitamin E and carotene are strong antioxidants that prevent free radical damage along with phytosterols and phospholipids. Minerals that are available are calcium and magnesium as well as sulfur, potassium and phosphorus.

Many different brands and types of hemp lotion are available. They would all have to be judged on their own unique formulations but with a significant amount of the base oil they should all provide some of the benefits mentioned above. You also needn't worry about any of the effects of cannabis because these formulations are made from industrial forms of the plant that contain just about no THC.

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