As a dietary supplement, it helps control acne. The gamma-linolenic acid in it helps keep pores from clogging. Sebum is a waxy substance that can clog pores, causing blackheads and whiteheads. Taking hemp seed oil as a supplement keeps the sebum from hardening and clogging the pores.

Apply hemp oil directly to areas of the skin affected by acne. It alleviates the redness and inflammation of acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also rich in antioxidants, vitamin E and vitamin A and it promotes healing of the skin.