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What Causes Moles on Your Body?

In an earlier post, we talked about how to identify a cancerous mole. While that is a handy guide for giving yourself a self-diagnosis, it doesn’t answer the questions of how and why those moles form in the first place. Mole growth can be perfectly normal, provided that they are of the non-cancerous form, and can be easily answered in our post below.

Why Do Moles Grow on the Body?

Moles grow in a much similar way to freckles or other dark pigmentations on the body. Down to the most simple explanation, they occur when skin cells grow in a thick, dense cluster as opposed to being spread evenly throughout the skin. The scientific name for these skin cells is “melanocytes”. These melanocyte cells are what produce melanin, a term that you have probably heard before. Technically, a freckle is also caused by melanocytes, though there are distinct differences in a freckle and a mole.

Melanin is what gives the skin its natural pigment, as well as the color of your hair and even the shade of the iris of your eye. They are found in the top two layers of the skin. When you are exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun, the melanocyte cells produce more melanin which leads to a darkening of the skin. When exposed safely, this leads to a natural tanning of the skin.

what causes moles to form on the body

While there is no specific reason for when melanin is distributed evenly (a suntan) versus when they are developed in clusters, moles form when there is an uneven distribution and a dense cluster of melanin leads to a mole on the skin’s surface. These can form anywhere on the body, though they most often manifest themselves on the arms, hands, face, neck, and chest – which shouldn’t be too surprising, as these are the areas of the body that receive the most direct sun exposure. Most of the moles on your body form in the first twenty years of your life, though it is not uncommon (or unsafe) to see them develop in your later years.

Other Causes of Mole Growth

Some moles, called Atypical or Dysplastic Moles are thought to be hereditary. These moles tend to be slightly larger than a pencil eraser and can appear anywhere on the body, though they are most often seen on the back and rarely manifest themselves on the face.

Congenital Moles, which are also called congenital nevus, are moles that you have had since birth (so obviously they are not brought about by sun exposure). It is estimated that 1% of the population has these moles on their body, and they are caused by prenatal issues such as the growth of fatty tissue cells.

In Summary

Moles are mostly caused by clustering of melanin as a result of sun exposure, though some can also be genetic or present at birth. In any case, a normal mole is, for the most part, nothing to worry about and can be safely removed with our product here. You can see our previously linked post (in the first sentence) on how to determine whether a particular mole is cause for concern or not, but by and large, they are non-worrisome blemishes on the skin.

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What Causes Wrinkles

What causes wrinkles

Laugh lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles are skin problems that are commonly associated with getting old. When our skin ages, it loses its elasticity which causes some areas to show fine lines and wrinkles.

But did you know that on many occasions, getting old isn’t the only reason why wrinkles appear on your face? Wrinkles and fine lines are also caused by various environmental factors and our lifestyle. So if you maintain a poor diet, take stress, or don’t sleep much, you are likely going to get wrinkles before you hit a certain age. You won’t believe how much your daily habits can have an impact on your physical appearance.

Causes of wrinkles, around mouth and between eyebrows - treatment and remedies

To help you understand, we have created a short list of causes of wrinkles that have nothing to do with getting older. At the end of this post, we’ll also discuss how you can prevent wrinkles and treat them with dermatological products.

The Main Causes of Facial Wrinkles


The environment we live in plays a huge role when it comes to our physical appearance. An environment that is polluted with toxic fumes and emissions from industry and vehicles can cause deep wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. In fact, a study published in 2010 found that people who live in urban settings had more wrinkles and age spots compared to people living in rural areas over a 20+ year period. If you are living in a city that suffers from heavy pollution, then you need to protect your skin to stop wrinkles from appearing on the skin.

The Sun

Nearly everyone knows that the damage from ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause a variety of skin problems. But what you probably didn’t know was that the UVA rays can cause sunburn that can lead to premature aging of the skin, causing wrinkles and fine lines. So next time you think about lying in sandy beaches under the sun, protect your skin from UVA rays to prevent premature aging of the skin.


We already know the impact of stress on our mental health, but did you know that stress also changes the way we look? Stress is known to increase cortisol levels in the body that causes the skin to lose its ability to hold moisture. When this happens, the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin get damaged. These two act as crucial support for the skin protecting against skin problems like wrinkles and fine lines. Try your best to find ways to de-stress if you don’t want it to show on your face.

Lack of Sleep

One of the biggest causes of a variety of diseases and health problems in adults is lack of sleep. Sleep is essential to help you feel and look your best. Sleep also has to do a lot with weight loss. But what you probably never thought of is that a lack of sleep can cause a variety of skin related problems too. When you don’t sleep enough, you are basically messing the pH levels of the skin that causes the skin cells to lose their ability to remain hydrated. And when the skin cells are not hydrated well, they tend to show this in the form of wrinkles on the skin.


This should not surprise you at all. Smoking is one of the biggest culprits behind several minor and major diseases in human beings. Smoking also has a lot to do with wrinkles. The toxins that release from the cigarette as you smoke can accelerate the aging of the skin, which in return starts to show fine lines and wrinkles.

How to Easily Treat Wrinkles

How to Easily Treat Wrinkles

If you weren’t able to prevent wrinkles from appearing on your skin, don’t worry. There are many ways in which you can easily treat wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Depending on the situation of wrinkles, you could either treat them with medications or through advanced treatments such as laser therapy, botox, chemical peels, and facelift.

But the easiest and fastest way to treat wrinkles is to use Delfogo RX Wrinkle Eraser Cream. This multipeptide formula is designed from the ground up to bring a dramatic reduction in the wrinkles on the facial area.

delfogo wrinkle eraser cream

The revolutionary formula in this cream is made with a concentrated blend of pharmaceutical grade Matrixly 3000, Leuphasyl, Argireline, and Eyeliss. These ingredients are clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by 50% in just under 30 days.

Read more on this page about the main ingredient that makes this product work.

Best of all, the Delfogo RX doesn’t cost a fortune unlike other popular treatments such as botox, facelift, and laser therapy. You can apply it twice daily on the area where wrinkles are the most and have them easily reduced within the first 30 days.

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What Causes Sagging Neck Skin

What Causes Sagging Neck Skin

Sagging neck skin is often referred to as ‘Turkey Neck’ or ‘Jowls’. This skin condition causes the skin under your chin or jawline to become saggy. Almost everyone develops saggy skin as they grow old. This is because as you grow old, your skin becomes less elastic and thin over time.

Sagging neck skin is less common in people who have more collagen, thicker skin, or more fat in the area described above. But it doesn’t mean that these people are immune from the skin condition. While sagging neck skin is caused due to aging, there are other factors involved as well. You could develop saggy skin under your neck even when you are younger due to many environmental factors, genetics, and lifestyle choices.

Causes of sagging neck skin and how to tighten

We have listed down the most common causes of sagging neck skin. At the end, we’ll also show you the best ways to treat this skin condition.

What Causes the Skin On Your Neck to Sag?

As mentioned above, a variety of factors relating to lifestyle choices, environment, and genetics can cause your skin to become saggy in the neck area. Here are the most common causes.

Loss of Collagen and Elastin

Sagging Neck Skin

The most common cause of saggy skin is due to loss of elastin and collagen in the skin. As you start to grow old, the skin on your cheeks and just below your jawline starts to lose their regular collagen and elastin. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that makes up most of your connective tissue in the body. Elastin is also a connective tissue protein that lets your skin return to its original form once it is pulled or stretched.

When these two proteins are lost, the skin surrounding your mouth loses its tightness and firmness. Once this starts to happen, the gravity pulls the skin below and causes it to appear saggy.

Through Genetics

Genetics play a major role in developing saggy neck skin. Your genetics determine whether you will develop this skin condition and how visible it will become over time. If any of your parents suffered from this skin condition, you most likely will develop it too. If you have a thin skin, or the collagen and elastin in your skin are in limited amounts, you’ll most likely start to see sagging neck skin in earlier years of your life. It is actually possible to develop saggy skin even when you are just a teen.

Lifestyle and Environmental Factors

The lifestyle choices you make and the environment you live in also plays a major role in developing saggy skin on your neck. Here’s how.

Extreme Weight Loss

When you gain a lot of weight, your skin naturally stretches to cover the body mass. When you lose this weight, the stretched skin may not return to its original form and may start to appear saggy.

Facial Expressions

Remember when they said that ‘smiling’ frequently helps your skin? They weren’t wrong. Certain expressions you make through the face can stretch the skin. With continued stretching, the skin may lose its elastin and may appear saggy. While it is always a good idea to smile, other expressions like frowning may actually cause saggy skin.


This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Nicotine and other harmful chemicals released from a cigarette can significantly damage the skin’s elastin and collagen-producing capacities. The very same chemicals can also cause your blood vessels to become narrow. When this happens, blood circulation becomes limited and your skin is prevented from getting enough vital nutrients like Vitamin A, which is essential to keep it healthy.

Can You Treat Sagging Neck Skin Without Surgery?

Sagging Neck

If you’ve unfortunately developed sagging neck skin, you must be wondering if there is a way to treat this condition and make your skin appear younger? While a lot of people opt for surgery thinking that it is the only way out, you may actually have a fair bit of chance obtaining the same results by using neck tightening creams.

For example, the SkinPro Neck Firming Cream is specifically designed by cosmetic pharmacists to combat sagging skin by treating the condition at its roots. The skin cream is fortified with powerhouse anti-aging ingredients including ARgireline, Matrixyl 3000, and Retinol.

You can read more about our top neck treatments on this page.

skin pro neck firming cream with collagen and retinol

The three together forms a very powerful formula that not only rejuvenates the skin but also nourishes over time. The potent formula is the ultimate solution to reducing sagging neck skin. The very same formula can also be applied to wrinkles and fine lines to reduce their appearance by up to 50%.

So before you go through a surgery and end up spending a fortune, give the SkinPro Neck Firming Cream a try for 30 days and see for yourself how wonderful this product actually is.

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How to Prevent Skin Tags

In an earlier post, we talked about the causes of skin tags. Now that you know why they form in the first place, you can make better decisions and lifestyle choices to keep skin tags from taking shape on your body. Nobody likes the unsightly look of those tags of loose skin, so prevention is key if you want to keep them from forming at all.

How To Keep Skin Tags Away

First off, if it’s too late and you already have some skin tags on your body, we recommend our Extreme Skin Tag Remover product to safely and quickly remove those ugly blemishes. Once they are all gone, you can heed the following tips to keep them from coming back.

One thing that you can do is lead a healthier lifestyle. It has been indicated by medical research that skin tags are a pre-diabetes symptom. Consuming too much sugar, saturated fats, and other unhealthy food can lead to becoming overweight or obese. As mentioned in our previous post about how skin tags are formed, these conditions are ripe for creating skin friction that leads to the formation of skin tags.

By making wiser choices for your lifestyle and diet, you can lose weight and become healthier and alleviate the potential of skin tags from arising from the extra folds in the skin that cause friction. You can’t make a drastic difference overnight, but adhering to a healthy diet and exercise routine will pay off in time and reduce your chances of getting skin tags, as well as promote long-term health in general.

how to keep skin tags away

In the meantime, while there are extra folds in the skin, there are also friction-reducing powders that can be used. Skin tags are most commonly found in the neck area, between the legs (the groin), armpits, and under the breasts – basically everywhere there are folds and two surfaces of skin are rubbing together. There are medicated powders that can help lubricate this friction to reduce irritation and keep the area dry.

Another thing that you can do is stay away from wearing tight clothing. If your clothing is tight, your skin will be rubbing against it with every movement you make. This is why many women experience skin tags on their back, shoulders, and around the breasts, as the bra (and bra strap) lead to friction on the skin. It is also why wearing a necklace can increase the potential for tags on the neck area. Choosing an outfit that has a more relaxed fit can reduce the chances of rubbing against the skin and lessen the potential for tag formation.

While it may be impossible sometimes to prevent skin tags, if you need to tackle them, this is the product we recommend you try:

SkinPro Extreme skin tag & Mole corrector

By making the above lifestyle changes, we can’t say for certain that skin tags will not form at all, but implementing them will greatly reduce the factors that lead to them arising. Some are easier to undertake than others, while some are short-term changes and others require a more long-term effort to take effect, but making these alterations can go a long way to keep these blemishes from popping up.

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What Causes Skin Tags?

Skin tags can be ugly, unsightly blemishes that crop up on our body as we get older. While they can grow at any age, they mostly affect older individuals, especially on the neck and shoulder area. While they are more annoying than anything else and are harmless blemishes, that doesn’t mean they can’t be safely removed so you can have clearer skin. Find out how skin tags form, as well as easy ways to remove them, in our post below.

Why Do Skin Tags Form?

To get the good news out of the way first – skin tags are harmless and benign. There are no symptoms or other reasons to worry about their presence. That doesn’t, however, make them any nicer to look at and its understandable that anyone would want to rid themselves of these ugly blemishes.

These tags of skin can be found on the surface of the skin as well as hang from the body after sprouting from a thin stalk of skin. These are called cutaneous tags, soft fibromas, fibroepithelial polyps, or acrochordons. Most of them are colored the same as the individual’s flesh tone, though some of them can manifest into a darker color. In either case, they are benign and not a cause for concern.

why do skin tags form?

Skin tags are a quite common problem, as it is estimated that about 25% of the population will develop skin tags at some point in their life. Most begin to form after the age of 50, though as mentioned above they can be found at any age. Those who are afflicted with diabetes tend to get them more commonly, as well as those who are obese or overweight (as a result of folds in the skin causing friction when the skin rubs against itself).

Outside of friction caused by being overweight, most skin tags are caused by friction on the skin in general. This is why they are often found on the neck, shoulders, or upper back area, where the afflicted individual’s collar or shirt rubs up against the skin and creates a tag. They can also be found lower on the back on females, as a woman’s bra strap creates friction in that area, as well as under the breasts due to the friction of the bosom against the body.

While doctors have not been able to pinpoint exactly what causes skin tags, friction is the most common answer. This was determined since most skin tags crop in areas where the skin folds – in the armpits, the neck, the groin, and sometimes even the eyelid area.

If you are suffering from skin tags on any area of your body, luckily there are many methods to safely remove them. Your dermatologist may surgically remove them or freeze them off (similar to a wart), but our recommendation is removing them with our SkinPro Extreme Skin Tag and Mole Remover (available for purchase here). With a high concentration of Salicylic Acid, multiple applications of this solution will safely burn away the blemish and leave clear, healthy skin in its place.

SkinPro Extreme skin tag & Mole corrector

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When Should You Be Concerned About a Mole?

We talked earlier about what to look for in a mole to determine whether it is cancerous or not, but at what time should you raise the alarm? What are the signs that you should seek the advice of a doctor on whether it should be removed and a biopsy performed? This post will serve as a handy guide for the characteristics to look for, and let you know when that mark on your skin is in need of a further diagnosis.

Is This Mole a Cause for Concern?

It has been beaten into our heads over and over that we need to be protecting our skin to prevent it from getting too much direct sun exposure, and also to pay special attention to our moles. But how do you know exactly what kinds of things to look for? Is it a normal mole or a sign of something more serious? Hopefully, these tips will give you a clearer picture and alleviate any concerns that you have.

One quick piece of advice that we thought was pretty apt is that moles are like a family. For any mole that you have, there should be one (or many) other moles on your body that looks similar to it. If you have an individual mole on your body that does not fit on your body or looks different from the rest — whether it be in size, shape, or color — then it is recommended that you seek guidance from a skin care professional.

A simple device that you can use to self-monitor yourself is called the ABCDE Rule. This is a mnemonic device that can help to remember the signs to look out for when checking over your moles. See the image below for an explanation of what each letter represents, as well as photographic examples of a normal mole and a cancerous mole for each descriptor.

the ABCDE rule of mole diagnosis

We love having a handy device like this, and it is pretty self-explanatory. A is for Asymmetry – the mole should be pretty uniform on both halves or around all sides. B stands for Border, which should be smooth and even without any irregular outcroppings. C stands for Color, which should be mostly uniform brown throughout. D is for Diameter, and a normal mole should be about the size of a pencil eraser. Lastly, E is for Evolving. A mole should not change over time after it forms (more on how moles form here). If it evolves in color, size, or shape over time, it is time to have a doctor look at it.

Wrapping Things Up

Even if a mole is normal and non-cancerous, many still view them with trepidation as if they may be something more serious than a skin blemish that can be removed with a product like ours here. By following the identification tips above, you can ease your worries about the moles on your body, or be more assertive when you find something that is amiss and get it professionally looked at to be diagnosed and treated early. Skin cancer is no joke, but early detection of this type of skin cancer is highly effective. Armed with this knowledge you are in much better shape for taking care of yourself.


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What Does a Cancerous Mole Look Like?

When it is found early, skin cancer can be one of the most effectively treated types of cancer that you can be afflicted with. When it comes to early detection, you need to know what to look for. Sure, most of us have a mole or two (or more) on our body somewhere, but how do you know if it is a harmless mole or something more serious and cancerous?

Given that skin cancer can visibly manifest itself in many different types of moles, it is best that you visit a dermatologist or a physician to get a proper checkup and diagnosis to take a look at moles and lumps on your skin. If you want to give yourself a quick look, however, we’ll take this time to go into detail on what to look for in determining if it is a cancerous mole or not.

How Does a Cancerous Mole Look?

Again, if you want to get an exact determination of what you have on your skin, whether it is safe or not, consult a medical professional. When taking a look at yourself (and you may need a partner to help take a look at any that you may have on your back or other hard to see places), then these are the kinds of things that you should be looking for.

Normal Moles

Perhaps just as important as knowing what a cancerous mole looks like, it is just important (and perhaps even easier) to identify what a normal mole looks like so you know that you don’t have to worry about it. Normal moles, for the most part, tend to be evenly colored with a brown color, and can be lighter like a tan shade. They can also be a black spot on the skin. These moles can either be flat or raised, oval or round. They are generally about the size of a pencil eraser (about 1/4 inch across). They, for the most part, stay the same size and shape and color for many years. For more information, see how moles form in this post.

A couple of normal moles may look like the following:

a normal non-cancerous molea safe mole without melanoma






Cancerous Mole

On the other hand, there are telltale signs to look for when you are wondering if a mole is cancerous. A handy mnemonic device that you can use is the ABCDE rule. these stand for:

  • Asymmetry: one half of the mole does not look like the other
  • Border: the edges of the mole are not smooth, they are blurry or irregular
  • Color: the color differs from area to area; different shades of brown or black are present; there may be splotches of pink, red, white or blue
  • Diameter: larger than a normal mole mentioned above (larger than 1/4 inch across)
  • Evolving: the mole has changed in shape, size, and color

On top of these factors in the ABCDE rule, there are a few other things to monitor. Other signs of a cancerous mole are that it develops a sore that doesn’t heal. it may also have some redness and swelling creeping out around the border of the mole. Be cognizant of it having an itching sensation, or tender to the touch.

A few examples of the above irregularities are illustrated below, along with identification of the type of skin cancer they represent:

what does a cancerous mole look like?

In Conclusion

Now that you know what to look for, give your body a close examination to determine if the moles you have are normal or a sign of something more serious. When in doubt on any of them, seek the diagnosis of a medical professional. Skin cancer is no joke, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry.


If you have a mole you would like to safely remove from the comfort of home, check out our SkinPro Extreme Skin Tag & Mole Remover – see this page for more information.

SkinPro Extreme skin tag & Mole corrector

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Hemp Oil and CBD Skin Care is Effective

Hemp oil has been called nature’s most balanced oil. This has led many to promote the miraculous benefits of the oil, in particular its benefits for the skin. From its moisturizing properties to its effectiveness at treating eczema, CBD has been claimed to do it all and garnered a lot of fans in the skin care as a result.

One of the reasons hemp oil is so popular is its genetic make up. Did you know it contains the exact amount of fatty acids needed for long-term human nutrition? Most people don’t get enough Omega 3 and Omega 6 in their diets and our bodies don’t product them naturally. A lack of both fatty acids can cause serious problems, including cancer.

CBD Skin Care

We’re proud to announce our new “Green” line of products. You may have seen our hemp pain relief cream, which is getting rave reviews with customers already, and we’re excited to announce our new CBD eye cream. Always keeping up with the latest in innovations, SkinPro is proud to announce we’ve been working on a line of products featuring hemp for quite some time.

Let’s talk about why this is so exciting….

The Skin Benefits of Hemp Oil

By now, most people know that the skin is the body’s largest organ. They also know that it absorbs everything that is put onto it. Yet many skin products in today’s market are made from harsh chemicals. If you use any kind of moisturizer, your skin could be absorbing harsh and toxic chemicals. But by switching to a herbal, hemp oil-based product, you can completely eliminate your exposure.

As Hemp oil is completely natural, you can feel safe applying it to your skin directly. And because it contains the perfect balance of fatty acids, and these will be absorbed by your skin, it can offer a huge range of health benefits. Specifically, cannabidiol (CBD) can assist with a number of health issues such as anxiety, pain and inflammation. This element can also protect against aging. By using hemp oil products on your skin regularly, you can expect beautifully moisturized skin that feels regenerated, rejuvenated and revitalized.

How Does Hemp Benefit Your Body?

If you use hemp oil on several parts of your body every day you can expect a huge number of benefits. It’s not just your skin that will benefit, just about every part of your body will. Check out the benefits below and decide where you need to apply hemp oil.


Oil is essential for your hair. Yet many shop-bought and over-the-counter shampoos don’t include any natural, nourishing oils. This can leave your hair feeling dry and vulnerable after using them. Hemp shampoo on the other hand supplies the hair with huge amounts of oil, vitamins and minerals. These include Vitamin E, phosphate, zinc, iron and magnesium. Vitamin E is vital in protecting split ends and keeping your hair color vibrant. Zinc can strengthen your hair and aid in hair loss prevention. Hemp can also promote stronger and more resilient hair growth.


We may not think about it, but our lips are part of our skin. This means we must protect them and care for them in the same way. One of the easiest and most effective methods to do this involves using a hemp-based product such as hemp oil lip balm. That’s because Hemp is the only plant oil that contains Vitamin D. Vitamin D is vital to keep our skin look healthy, vibrant and beautiful. Our skin is also the best way to absorb vitamin D and get it where it needs to be in the body. So using a moisturizer that provides vitamin D is essential.


Hemp oil is a great way to protect your hands against all of the external elements. Especially in winter, your hands can become dry and damaged if you don’t protect them. But using a hemp oil-based product is a great way to protect them from this damage. That’s because, as well as Vitamin D, hemp oil also contains Vitamin E and other antioxidants that help to moisturize, nourish and protect the skin. Hemp oil also contains a lot of linoleic acid which is great for keeping skin nice and supple. If you use hemp oil regularly, you’ll quickly find your hands becoming softer. The skin’s protective layer will also be regenerated thanks to the high levels of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids that it contains.


Hemp oil is great for your whole body, not just your skin. A major reason is because of hemp oil’s strong anti-inflammatory properties. Use a hemp-based balm on your body and you can expect to ease muscular ache, reduce swelling and ease pain. If you have eczema, you can expect the high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids to treat eczema and other skin conditions. If you have psoriasis, this is probably caused by an Omega 6 fatty acid deficiency—something that hemp oil can fix, too. The Omega 6 found in hemp oil will oxygenate and hydrate the skin, helping to treat the issue. The Omega 3 fatty acids in hemp oil, on the other hand, are used to reduce blood clots varicose veins. If you want to go all out, a hemp body wash can promote total body healing and raise your body’s melatonin levels hundreds of times higher than normal. The Vitamin E found in it will also help to boost your skin’s UV defenses and neutralize the damage of free radicals. Finally, you can expect your skin’s elasticity and water retention capacity to be increased and improved when you use hemp oil-based products.


You can use hemp oil on a damp face just like you would a normal cleanser. It won’t clog your pores either since it has a comedogenic rating of 0 out of 5. If you are an acne sufferer, a hemp lotion can be a great way to reduce redness and to prevent breakouts in the future. Omega 3 fatty acids will also help in treating your skin conditions, while the Vitamin D present in hem poil with boost your skin’s elasticity, stimulate collagen production, decrease lines and reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes.

Final Conclusion on Hemp & CBD

As you can see, there are a huge range of benefits when you start using hemp oil on your skin. Best of all, it is naturally balanced so that all skin types can use it effectively. A number of studies have recorded the benefits of hemp oil on your skin to reduce dryness, inflammation and itchiness. It’s probably time you started using hemp oil or CBD on your skin today!