Hemp and the Skin | Here's What You Need to Know

Hemp and the Skin | Here's What You Need to Know - Apis Mercantile

Many hemp users are familiar with smoking, vaping, eating or using sublingual hemp products. But did you know you can also use hemp products directly on your skin? Hemp topical products have been getting a lot of buzz lately, and we’ve got the 411 on why this beauty trend is on the rise.

Sure, ingesting or inhaling hemp might be the most familiar use of hemp oil, but the hemp plant has actually been used in body products for centuries. From healing acne scars to stimulating hair growth, full-spectrum hemp products seem to help people with all sorts of beauty conundrums.

So how does it work? Your body contains two different cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 is mostly responsible for making connections between CBD and your brain, while CB2 helps bridge CBD to your immune system. We can all agree that a healthy immune system can help contribute to healthy skin, and the hemp plant is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9, all of which can help you glow from the inside out.

The cold winter weather has many of us walking around with dry and cracked hands and lips, and we’re all for putting hemp products directly onto our problem areas! CBD can be absorbed through the skin, and its oily properties can help nourish dehydrated or rough hands, cheeks, heels, lips -- you name it!

One way to get started with hemp skin care is with our hemp body butter or hemp beeswax salve. The salve is made beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil, Vitamin E, lavender oil, and a full spectrum hemp extract. The hemp beeswax salve hydrates dry skin while locking in moisture. Each salve contains 500 mg of full spectrum hemp extract, and the salve has a light lavender and hemp scent that will leave you feeling pampered and relaxed.

Many skin care enthusiasts use hemp oil products on dry skin and brittle hair and nails. It’s all about finding the right product with high-quality ingredients and the proper product for your skin type, which could take some trial and error. If you’re looking for a more versatile way to add hemp to your skincare routine, grab a bottle of our full spectrum hemp oil, which can be used as both a super concentrated topical and sublingual product!

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