Most people have heard of hemp, but often in regards to a rug or wallet. Did you know that you can use hemp in your beauty routine in order to restore the texture and look of your skin? Research has found that hemp is not only able to help in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, but also adds softness to dry skin. Here’s how to make a hemp beauty face mask.
Find the Ingredients
Before beginning to make a hemp beauty face mask, you must actually find the ingredients to be used in the mask. For this recipe, you will need:
- 1/4 cup of hemp oil
- Half an avocado
- Lavender oil or another essential oil of your choice
The avocado required for this recipe should be relatively simple to find; they’re typically sold at most grocery stores. You can also check your local grocery for the lavender oil. If they don’t stock this type of product, home improvement or specialty organic stores may be able to provide it. The most difficult ingredient to find for this recipe, however, is the hemp oil itself. While you may be able to find it at the same stores that sell the lavender oil, chances are high that you will need to purchase the oil on the Internet. When buying hemp oil, be sure to purchase only a small amount at a time. This way, if you like the oil, you will know where to go to buy more. If you aren’t happy with the product, you don’t want to be saddled with boxes and boxes of it.
Make the Mask
To make the mask, start by peeling the avocado, and placing one half of it into a blender. Add a few drops of the lavender oil, and mix until the two products are thoroughly combined. Place the hemp oil into a small, microwave safe bowl, and heat in the microwave for 20 seconds, or until it has begun to get warm. Gently stir the hemp oil into the avocado and lavender mixture. Allow the three ingredients to infuse with each other before use.
Apply the Mask
Before applying the hemp beauty face mask, be sure to thoroughly clean your face. Remove all makeup, dirt and oil, and dry the face thoroughly. For best results when using the hemp beauty face mask, wash your face with water that is as warm as you can tolerate. This will allow the pores to open, and will allow more of the mask to enter your skin.
Store the Mask
Leave the mask on your face for around ten minutes, and then remove carefully with a warm washcloth, being sure not to get any of the mixture into your eyes or mouth. If there is any of the hemp beauty face mask left over, you can store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to a month.