Acne is one of the most common and well-known diseases, especially among young people. It is not attractively looking and can greatly lower one’s self-esteem. Unfortunately, acne is observed not only in puberty period. It may occur in 30s and even 40s and vary from few pimples to painful and more severe conditions. Before we start looking at acne treatment, let’s first understand what acne is and why does it occur, which will give us a better understanding of how hemp oil works on it.
What is acne?
Most people would answer “pimples”, but this is rather a result than a reason. As Wikipedia informs, acne happens because follicles are blocked with either sebum or oil from our skin. That means skin cells are over secreting. When the blockage occurs, it creates a favorable environment for the bacteria growth, and it results in the appearance of pimples, blackheads milia and inflamed patches.
What can be done about it?
Now we are going to see a few reasons why hemp oil is so good for acne:
- Inflammation repression. Not only hemp oil represses it, but also prevents the chances of so-called “breakout”, when all of a sudden a face can again be covered in acne. It is so because hemp seed oil gives skin all necessary substances thus eliminating the reasons of breakout occurring.
- Non-blocking. A big number of oils clog skin pores, thus not allowing skin to “breathe”. Now imagine what happens if you apply greasy oil during acne: double blocking. Hemp seed oil does not block the pores, but also penetrate its lipids in between our skin cells, providing EFAs for our body and improving the skin condition.
Since hemp oil is rich in protein and essential fatty acids, it greatly helps with skin healing, according to Acne.org. In general, skin diseases are the result of hormonal misbalance or lack of certain substances in the body. So after hemp seed oil consumption, the skin (and the body) gets a necessary portion of water and fatty acids, thus becoming smooth and elastic. In case of acne, the reduction of inflammation, pain and patches are observed because skin is getting its lacking substances.
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How to apply
Firstly, one should remember to consult the doctor before starting any treatment. Only after considering all pros and cons together with the specialist, you can (if allowed) start the treatment. Hemp seed oil can be taken internally (recommended) as all diseases should normally be healed from the inside, but also you can apply it on skin surface.