Hemp plants are known for being nutrient-rich and have been used for centuries in many cultures for their many health benefits. Using hemp extract in the form of a topical to treat injuries and other external aliments is just one way people have benefited from hemp plants throughout history.
In the last decade, there has been a massive shift in western cultures, with people becoming much more aware of hemp plants and the different ways that they can be used and benefited from. Hemp topicals to treat pains, inflammation, and injuries have become common in most pharmacies and are often used as a natural remedy to treat mild problems.
Hemp is also being increasingly used in cosmetic and beauty products. Many of the beneficial compounds found in hemp plants are believed to have a positive effect on human health, even skin health for cosmetic purposes.
Here are some of the most popular types of hemp topicals on the market and their benefits.
Hemp Face Creams
Hemp has become a popular addition in face creams, especially in anti-aging creams and those that provide intense hydration. Hemp plants are packed with critical minerals that the skin needs to maintain elasticity and keep the skin looking fresh and healthy.
The anti-inflammatory properties of hemp extract also make it a popular option for treating skin blemishes and redness. Evidence suggests that, when hemp creams are used on problematic areas of skin regularly, the frequency of reoccurring skin blemishes is significantly reduced.
Hemp Body Creams
Hemp body creams cover a broad range of products including hand, foot, and all-over body balms. Just like with face creams, most body creams can be used for beauty and cosmetic purposes.
Hemp body creams are a great option when looking for intense moisture and they can help to revitalize and heal dry and painful areas of the skin. Body creams can also be used for medicinal reasons supporting to treat surface-level aches and pains.
Hemp Hair Care
Haircare products that contain hemp are a relatively new addition to the hemp market. Just like with skincare products, hemp shampoo, conditioners, and masks are primarily marketed towards those with damaged and dry hair.
Hemp plants contain a number of minerals that are known to hydrate and promote the regeneration of cells. When used in hair care products, hemp extract is able to improve both the health and appearance of dry and damaged hair.
Switching to a hemp shampoo and conditioner can help to reduce the damage caused to hair by sunlight and daily life. For dehydrated and damaged hair, hemp hair masks provide an extra layer of hydration and help pack the hair with the nutrients stripped away over time.
Hemp sprays provide a quick and effective way to apply a small amount of hemp oil to the skin to help treat mild cases of inflammation and pain. The main benefit of hemp sprays over creams is that they are much lighter and therefore do not leave the skin feeling tacky as creams sometimes can.
Hemp sprays work quickly as they are applied directly to painful or inflamed areas making them ideal for providing pain relief when it is needed most. Alternatively, hemp sprays can be used regularly as part of a skincare routine for a small dose of hemp to treat long-term conditions.
Hemp Cleansers and Scrubs
The rise in the use of hemp products has seen many beauty brands expand their range to include products that contain hemp extract or oil. Hemp-infused cleansers and facial scrubs are one of the many ways that these brands are adding hemp products to their product lines.
Hemp scrubs and cleansers are a great way to incorporate the benefits of hemp plants into even the simplest of beauty routines. Scrubs are designed to be used in place of a person’s regular scrub or cleanser and provide the same deep level of cleaning along with the benefits of hemp extract.
Hemp Nail Care Products
Hemp extract has become a common ingredient in many nail balms and nail care products. The addition of hemp extract is thought to provide the nails with essential nutrients that can strengthen nails and help them appear longer and healthier.
Hemp nail products include balms and creams designed to be used regularly, in a similar way to hand creams, and hemp varnish removers providing a small dose of hemp with each use. Hemp nail creams can be paired with hemp hand creams to enhance effects and provide deep levels of hydration.
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