Hemp oil is one of our favourite ingredients; it’s at the heart of our bestselling Skin Salvation ointment, as well as in all three of our moisturising creams and two of our emollient oils.
We love it because hemp is a plant that packs a particular punch for skin that needs a bit of extra help.
What makes hemp so fantastic for those with eczema or psoriasis is that it’s full of the nutrients that your skin needs but which eczema-sufferers are often deficient in.
Skin cells normally regenerate every 3-4 weeks, because the defence they form against the outside world is continually needing to be strengthened and repaired. If you’ve got a skin condition the skin regeneration cycle is faulty, either because of the cells are made too quickly and in too great a quantity (as in psoriasis and ichthyosis) or too slowly and of poor quality (as in eczema and other forms of dermatitis).
Hemp contains a uniquely rich combination of essential fatty acids (EFAs), vitamins, antioxidants, minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium and phosphorus etc. which are needed to regulate the regeneration of skin cells; think of those nutrients as the bricks the skin needs to keep its barrier intact and effective.
To find out more about how you can use hemp to care for your skin click through to our next blog here!