Can You Use Hemp Seed Oil as a Makeup Remover?

Hemp seed oil can be used as a make-up remover because it can help dissolve waxes and oils that are found in makeup. Hemp seed oil can be very beneficial to your skin due to both the vitamins that it contains as well as its moisturizing properties.

You can use hemp seed oil as you would any other make-up remover. To use hemp oil as a makeup remover, apply it directly to your skin and use a cloth to gently rub the makeup from your face. Repeat as needed to get rid of all of the makeup. Be sure then cleanse your face with warm water. 

This article will tell you everything you need to know about using hemp seed oil on your skin.

What is hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil is a clear greenish oil that is produced by cold-pressing hemp seeds, which are the fruit of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Nutritional benefits include many vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals for peak bodily performance. You may use hemp seed oil like any cooking oil or for skincare applications.

There are currently no known side effects of using hemp oil or other hemp products.



Does hemp seed oil have any benefits for my skin?

Yes! There are numerous benefits that hemp oil can have your skin. Because hemp seed oil contains polyunsaturated acids (the good fats like Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9), as well as other nutrients (like vitamin D, vitamin E, carotene, and magnesium), it can do wonders for your skin. Some of the skin conditions that hemp seed oil has been shown to be effective for include:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis 
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Lichen planus

In addition to being effective for the previous skin condition, hemp seed oil moisturizes skin, prevents dry skin, and balances out oil production. Hemp seed oil is able to draw moisture to the skin, instead of sitting on top of the skin, like many other oils do.

Hemp seed oil also has anti-aging benefits. It has been found to reduce fine lines and wrinkles due to it being rich in linoleic acid, which is both important to the health of your skin. However, this acid is not always produced by the skin, so getting it by using hemp seed oil is a great alternative.

Will hemp seed oil clog pores? 

Not at all. Hemp seed oil can give your skin the moisture it needs without harming your skin. Hemp seed oil has a 0 on the Comedogenic Rating - a scale that measures whether a substance clogs pores. This scale goes from 0 (non-comedogenic) to 5 (severely comedogenic). 

Long story short, 0 is a good thing! A 0 on the Comedogenic Rating means that hemp seed oil will not clog your pores. So if you have acne or other skin conditions that are caused by clogged pores, hemp seed oil will not further clog them.

In fact, it can actually assist with balancing out oil production, which is the main cause of clogged pores. This is because hemp seed oil can nourish your skin, without leaving it dry (which can make your skin overproduce it’s own oil).



Can I leave hemp seed oil on my face overnight?

Yes, you can leave hemp seed oil on your face overnight without any worry. Because hemp seed oil has so many nourishing properties and does not clog your pores, you can safely leave hemp seed oil on your skin overnight. 

To leave hemp oil on your skin overnight, just apply it to a freshly washed fash before you go to sleep. When you wake up in the morning, cleanse your face as you normally would. 

To make your skin care routine with hemp oil better, you can also add it to a favorite homemade mask with ingredients like coconut oil, avocado, or honey. 

Does hemp seed oil tighten skin?

Hemp seed oil can help to tighten your skin. Why is this? It is because it helps to moisturize your skin, leading to tightening of pores.  Hemp oil will help get rid of the stiff feeling that dry skin can have by balancing out your skin’s oil production. 

What skin types is hemp seed oil good for?

Hemp seed oil is good for all skin types because it is able to moisturize your skin without leaving it overly oily or overly dry. As mentioned above, it can assist in regulating and balancing out your skin’s natural oil production. 

Those with the above skin conditions or those with dry or combination skin will see the most benefit.

However, like with all skin care products, you should always try it out on a small patch of skin first to test for possible irritation. 

Is hemp seed oil good for hair?

Hemp seed oil can be beneficial for your hair. Because of its many nutrients and vitamins (such as omega-3s and omega-6s fatty acids), researchers have found that hemp seed oil can help your hair in the following ways:

  • Moisturizing hair
  • Adding shine
  • Preventing water loss
  • Reviving damaged hair
  • Promoting hair growth
  • Thickening hair

You can apply hemp seed oil directly to your hair as you would with any other hair product or specifically, hair oil. But you don’t have to stop at applying it to just your hair. You can also apply directly to your scalp.

Good hair health starts with good scalp health. And what is on your scalp? Skin! All of the benefits that hemp seed oil can have for the skin on your face, it also has for the skin on top of your head. 



Is hemp seed oil good for pain?

Hemp seed oil does have anti-inflammatory properties as mentioned above because it contains essential amino acids as well as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. So if your pain is due to inflammation (especially arthritis pain), yes, hemp seed oil can help.

To gain the benefit of hemp oil for pain, you can take it orally (up to 1 to 2 teaspoons daily). The pure oil has a nutty taste that many find delicious. 

If you’d rather incorporate it into your food you can use hemp seed oil like you would any cooking oil, such as in a dressing for a salad or a flavored oil dip for bread. This garlic hemp seed oil would be perfect to add to your cooking routine. 

However, hemp seed oil should not be confused with full-spectrum hemp oil which is made from the actual cannabis plant (the flowers, leaves, and stalks) and contains additional compounds such as CBD (cannabidiol) that can additionally assist with pain. 

Does hemp seed oil need to be refrigerated?

Yes, you should be putting your hemp seed oil in the refrigerator. Hemp seed oil’s nutrients are best when they are kept cold because it is a highly volatile oil. Keeping your hemp seed oil in the refrigerator will keep it fresher for a longer period of time. 

The Bottom Line

So can you use hemp seed oil as a makeup remover? Absolutely! Hemp seed oil has a lot of benefits for your skin, hair, and overall well being.

Hemp seed oil can combat skin conditions such as acne and help to balance out the oil production in your skin. You can get the benefits of hemp seed oil by mixing it into your favorite recipes just as you would with other cooking oils or by applying it directly to your skin.

Just as a reminder, on how: apply hemp seed oil directly to your skin and gently scrub with a cloth to remove the makeup. Repeat as necessary and lastly, cleanse with warm water. 

So if you’d like clear, moisturized, healthy, vibrant skin, give hemp seed oil a try


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