Most people know Sunflower oil as the oil extracted from Sunflower seeds and used in cooking in general. Along with the recent craze for eating healthy, came the search for fine healthy oils. Sunflower oil is one of those healthy oils you can choose in your daily life. It is believed to be good to our hearts, cholesterol and even prevents Cancer.
Another face of Sunflower oil you did not know about is that it can be used topically as well as ingesting it. It is used in curing multiple skin ailments like sinusitis, hemorrhoids and leg ulcers. Moreover, it can be used for several other topical uses that rejuvenate the skin through reviving skin cells. So let’s have a look on some uses of Sunflower oil!
1. Anti-aging agent
Being rich in antioxidants makes it an excellent choice in fighting aging through clearing the skin of radical chemicals. It reduces wrinkles and fine lines and leaves your skin supple and glowing. It revives the skin and refines its elasticity.
2. The ultimate moisturiser
Sunflower oil is rich in vitamin E which is vital in all cosmetic products including moisturiser. It is also full of Omega 3 fatty acids which makes it basically the ultimate moisturiser.
The Omega 3 in Sunflower oil is a great anti-inflammatory and antibacterial that helps in curing sunburns, dermatitis and even acne. It basically heals the skin!
4. Protect your skin
Moisturising your skin with Sunflower oil creates a shielding layer against the chemicals produced in your sweat or the surrounding environment. It is the amount of vitamin E in Sunflower oil that forms this layer and protects the skin.
5. Sunflower oil bath!
Adding drops of Sunflower oil to your bath will act as the ultimate healer to your skin. It will soothe your skin, reduce bacne and moisturise the skin.
6. Enjoy a therapeutic aromatherapy session
Sunflower oil is a basic carrier to aromatic oils, that’s how good it is! It is used as the basic foundation to more intense aromatic oils.
7. What about a massage?
Enjoy a massage session at home with Sunflower oil as the lubricant. You will not only enjoy the moisturising effect it has on the skin, but also a panacea from skin diseases all in one!