We all know that skin tends to lose its elasticity and ‘glow’ as we age. This is because our skin’s collagen levels decrease by one percent each year after we turn 20 and our sebaceous glands decrease in size as well. This results in less plumpness in our skin and lower oil production. While these things are inevitable, you can use products to help slow down the aging process and fight both internal and external aging factors.

How to Protect Your Skin with Hemp Oil

One of the best options on the market today is hemp oil. There are many benefits of hemp oil for skin including, but not limited to cell regeneration, healing of dry patchy skin, oil regulation, and neutralizing cancer-causing free radicals. So how do you use it and why does it work?

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Hemp Oil Benefits for Your Skin

To reap the hemp oil benefits for skin, you can either ingest it or use it topically. Plus, you don’t need to worry about whether or not high-quality hemp oil will get you ‘high.’ As it contains little to no THC, the psychotropic agent in weed. The elements hemp oil does contain are the reason it is such a miracle product for skin. The omega-6 in hemp oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which acts as an anti-inflammatory and supercharges cell generation to decrease dryness and increase that youthful glow. The linoleic acid helps to regulate oil production keeping your face acne free and moisturized.

Finally (and perhaps most importantly) the cannabinoids that act as an antioxidant in hemp oil neutralize cancer-causing free radical skin cells that develop due to sun exposure. This results in decreased spots and a decreased risk of skin cancer. For all these reasons and more, hemp oil is a great tool to use to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.