Two common inflammatory skin conditions are eczema (dermatitis) and psoriasis.
Eczema is an inflammation of the outer layer of skin. Some symptoms of eczema are redness, rashes, itching, dryness, swelling, blistering, cracking, and sometimes bleeding. The causes of eczema stem either from genetic factors, environmental factors (chemicals), or a weakened immune system.
Psoriasis is an auto-immune skin disease. Symptoms include red and white patches with silvery scales, dryness, cracking, and itching and soreness. The causes of psoriasis are believed to be triggered by injury to the skin, stress, and environmental factors.
Hemp can be an important addition to one’s diet to help with the above conditions and their symptoms. The essential fatty acids in hemp help repair cellular damage and boost the immune system. The fatty acids also help keep with the circulatory system, which in turn will aid in reducing the inflammatory skin diseases.
For people with less serious skin issues, topical products with hemp seed oil are also excellent ways to keep skin healthy because the essential fatty acids help retain moisture in the skin.
Whether you are eating hempseed and hempseed oil, or using it topically in soaps, lotions, creams, shampoos, or lip balms – your skin will thank you.