Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids are powerful antioxidants and can aid in cell repair and cellular regeneration. In recent studies, it’s been proven that non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) is a more powerful antioxidant than vitamins A, C and E. When applied to your skin, these antioxidants tackle fine lines and wrinkles with supreme skin conditioning power. THC is also an anti-inflammatory agent and is heavy in omegas, which are essential for moisturizing dull skin.
Consider creating a D.I.Y. hemp-infused facial. All you need is one ripe avocado, one-fourth cup hemp oil, two tablespoons spirulina powder (to kill toxins and brighten skin), several drops of patchouli oil (because this essential oil fights acne and sagging skin) and blender. Blend until the mixture is creamy, smooth and bright green, and with a steamed cleaned face, apply and sit for at least 15-20 minutes, wash it off and voila! You’re on your way to bright, clean and blissful skin.
Hemp Oil Cleanser
Hemp seed oil is a fantastic cleansing oil, and is safe to use on sensitive or acne prone skin; it will not clog your pores. Paired with jojoba oil and a little of your favorite essential oil, you’ve got the makings of a natural, healthy cleanser! Jojoba is an anti-bacterial and also reduces sebum production in our skin, so it’s a great addition to any cleanser; you can also use safflower oil or evening primrose oil. Facial cleansers with lathering ingredients disrupt the skin’s natural oil balance, which can make dry skin drier and oily skin produce even more oil to compensate. When you use the right types of oils in the right combinations to cleanse the face, you’ll be able to gently yet effectively cleanse the skin of pore-clogging oils and bacteria while also maintaining moisture balance.
Start by massaging the oil into dry skin using circular motions, focusing especially on where pores are clogged or where you’re wearing a bit more makeup than usual. Saturates a clean washcloth with hot tap water, then wring it out and gently remove the oil and the makeup with it.
For combination skin, switch to a 1:4 ratio (one part castor oil, four parts carrier oil), and for dry and/or sensitive skin, a 1:10 ratio seems to work best.
Hemp toothpaste can be a really effective and excellent way to care for your teeth. It effectively calm and prevents tooth sensitivity calms and prevents minor sores or cracks in the mouth. Making your own toothpaste is cost efficient, healthier than store bought toothpaste and just as effective. To make your own hemp toothpaste, all you need is one-fourth cup of coconut oil, one-fourth cup of hemp oil, two to three tablespoons of baking soda, two small packets of Stevia powder (to add some sweetness to the mix), 15-20 drops of peppermint or cinnamon essential oil, and 10 drops of myrrh extract (optional). Mix it all together, and keep it in a cool dry place.
There is many other ways to utilize hemp in your lifestyle, and the products available with hemp already in it are vast and varied. You can find fantastic hemp seed shampoos and conditioners, hemp, hemp lotions and creams; you can even find after-tattoo care infused with hemp like with brand ink 20/20.