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And what about the nutmeg? It’s a great exfoliant and amazing for removing blackheads!

Beauty Benefits of Hemp Seeds and Homemade Hemp Mask

My 14-year old son asked me to make one of his favorite hemp seed smoothies the other day after tennis practice and it got me to thinking how radically the food scene has changed since I was 14-years old, which was back in 1990. Let’s just say, if I had asked my mom to make me a hemp seed smoothie when I was my son’s age she would have insisted I was running with the wrong crowd! But these days, just about anyone who has even a marginal interest in nutrition knows a tid bit about the benefits of hemp seeds from a nutritional standpoint. Even people who don’t know what hemp seeds do know they are good for you!

As with just about any other nutrient-dense food, the benefits of hemps seeds extend beyond boosting just your health—they also have beautifying properties. But I am not just talking about eating hemp seeds, I am talking about using them externally.

Beauty-Boosting Benefits of Hemps Seeds

Taken internally, the beautifying benefits of hemp seeds can primarily be attributed to their potent anti-inflammatory properties and their high concentration of the “super fat”, GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), that nourishes hair, skin and nails. The soothing, good anti-inflammatory fats are also incredibly healing and nourishing for your skin when used externally too, especially if you have skin that is easily irritated (like me!) And, while oatmeal is a time-honored ingredient to soothe dry, irritated or red skin, which is often used in homemade face masks, I find my hemp mask (see recipe below) does a much better job.

In addition to nourishing skin, hemp seeds also do an amazing job of effectively exfoliating without being overly abrasive. Many expensive exfoliants are formulated with finely ground nuts and nut shells, but I think my homemade hemp mask does a much better job. Although I am certainly not a skin expert, one big skin-beautifying tip I learned a long time ago is the power of exfoliation. My skin will always look dull if it is not well exfoliated. I know a lot of skin experts who insist you should only exfoliate 2 or 3 times a week, but for me, a gentle exfoliation every day is the only way to keep my skin looking fresh and bright. If you have sensitive skin and find harsh abrasive exfoliants or thing like alpha-hydroxyl acid and salicylic acid are too much for your skin, you might be amazed at what your skin looks like after using the homemade hemp mask as an exfoliant too.

Recipe for Homemade Hemp Mask

The homemade hemp mask recipe below is super easy to make! Other than hemp seeds, the only other two ingredients you will need are pure maple syrup and nutmeg. You may have heard of using raw honey as a face mask treatment, but did you know real maple syrup, which comes directly from the sap of the maple tree, is also great for your skin? A natural humectant, maple syrup not only preserves moisture in skin, it also boasts a number of different anti-inflammatory phytonutrients as well as over 50 different antioxidants, all of which are good “skin food”. On our recent trip to Canada, I actually learned that Canadian health organizations classify maple syrup as a superfood because it has the same group of antioxidants found in flax, tomatoes, berries and tea. To read more about the skin-boosting benefits of maple syrup Click HERE.

And what about the nutmeg? It’s a great exfoliant and amazing for removing blackheads!

If you follow the directions and use the hemp mask as both a mask AND exfoliant, you should see notice a brighter and more radiant complexion after just one use.

Hemp seed face mask
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CBD is an all-natural, plant-based substance found in the cannabis plant, and has all ready made waves in the health care field for its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory capabilities. Now, many skin care brands are including it in their face masks, as it’s been known to not only have muscle-relaxing properties, but also treat inflammatory skin conditions as well. Because it also contains anti-oxidants, it also offers a slew of anti-aging and acne-fighting benefits. We’ve found four reliable, soothing face masks for you to try below.

1. Origins Hello, Calm Relaxing & Hydrating Face Mask with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

Good for oily, dry or combination skin, this soothing face mask contains natural cannabis sativa seed oil to help reduce irritation and redness. It also contains omega-6 and omega-3 acids to give your skin that healthy glow.

2. Belize Seaweed Detoxifying Face Mask with Pure Hemp Seed Oil

Containing six masks intended for single use, this face mask contains a blend of soothing hemp oil and Belize seaweed, which provides intense hydration and anti-inflammatory effects. As an added bonus, the mask also works to fight against the build up of blackheads.

3. Among The Flowers Green Tea + Hemp Flower Nutrient Face Mask

Refresh your skin for the New Year with this face mask that contains a blend of hemp seed oil and green tea, infusing anti-oxidants to help fight aging, and improve blood flow to the skin.

4. Andalou Naturals CannaCell Glow Mask

Healthy for both you and the planet, this face mask is made from bioavailable vegan ingredients. The hemp stem cells it contains are naturally occurring antioxidants, which help fight the harmful effects of UV exposure and pollution.