8 Reasons Why Flaxseed Oil Is Good for Your Skin!

Flax seeds and linseed oil
Bowls of whole and ground flax seed with flaxseed oil

Soft, flawless, clear, glowing; attributes that, most of us have resigned to think, can only be associated with a baby’s skin.

We did have that, once upon a time, but of course pollution, stress, our food habits and lifestyle changes have done their part of the job !!!

Flaxseed oil, which is a rich source of Omega-3 series of essential fatty acids, can help reverse this damage. Like vitamin C and olive oil, flax oil has benefits not only from consuming it, but also from applying it directly to your skin. It not only detoxifies your body from within, but it also helps clear blemishes, reduce acne scars and pigmentation marks.

Here are a few advantages of applying flaxseed oil on your skin:

 

1.Reduces Wrinkles

The alpha linoleic acid (ALA) in Flaxseed oil helps skin cells to regenerate, become plumper and visibly reduces fine lines and deeper set wrinkles in the skin. As a natural cure for wrinkles, rub flaxseed oil on wrinkles about 2-3 times daily.

2.Moisturizes Dry Skin

You can either apply flaxseed oil on its own or maybe mix it with a light moisturiser and apply it evenly on your face before you retire for the night. The Omega 3s in flaxseed oil help in increasing the natural oils secreted by the skin. These oils in turn protect the skin from irritants, keep it soft and prevent it from drying out.

3.Reduces Dark Circles

Another advantage of applying flaxseed oil is that it helps reduce dark circle considerably. Just a week of applying flaxseed oil under your eyes, will give you a clear skin around the eyes and make the area look brighter.

4.Chronic Skin Condition Like Psoriasis/Dermatitis

Flaxseed oil helps minimize skin irritation, redness and inflammation of any sort. Skin rashes diminish with topical application. If you are suffering from any sort of chronic skin conditions like Psoriasis, or dermatitis, you can always take a drop of flaxseed oil on your finger and apply it with the tip of your finger on the affected area and blend it in.

5.Clears Acne

Studies have shown that flax aids in hormonal issues, counters the effects of stress on the body and reduces inflammation. Acne is usually caused by one of these factors and hence flaxseed oil is believed to help clear acne.

6.Tones And Nourishes Tired Skin

Constant exposure to sunlight and everyday stress takes a toll on your skin. To ensure that you have smooth, clear skin, take a few drops of flaxseed oil on your palm and rub it for a few minutes to warm it. Then, massage your face with your palm for a few minutes. You can either wash it off with lukewarm water or keep it on for the entire night to give you a radiant, glowing skin when you wake up in the morning.

7.Reduces Stretch Marks

Flaxseed oil is a great way to fade scars and stretch marks. Rub the flaxseed oil on old scars and stretch marks after you shower and once more before going to bed.

8.Reduces Dark Spots

Apply a few drops of flaxseed oil on your face for one hour before you take your bath and before you go to bed. Flaxseed oil sustains the growth and development of new, healthy skin cells, which can replace old ones that accumulate on the surface and often lead to an uneven pigmentation.

Hope you found this article useful. Do let me know your views/feedback in the comments section below.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Priya Prakash, Co-Founder, Naturally Yours.

With over 6 years of experience in the organic industry, Priya is a strong believer in using healthy and easy to use alternatives in daily life. She passionately advises her friends, family and customers by sharing with them practical and easy ways to include healthy alternatives in their daily life.

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