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Today’s post is about the many beauty benefits of sunflower oil and how you can incorporate it into your regular beauty routine. We have seen sunflower oil being used as a staple edible oil for countless years. This is because sunflower oil has all the properties that make it a perfectly balanced oil in terms of its nutrient content. This is one of the reasons why sunflower oil is a popular edible oil that is commonly used in food items. However, did you know that this oil offers numerous benefits to your skin and hair as well? Sunflower oil is rich in many vitamins such as Vitamin B1, B5, B6 and also Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Vitamin D. It also contains a number of minerals such as phosphorous, zinc, copper, magnesium, folate, riboflavin, iron, etc.
In term of its beauty benefits, sunflower oil is especially useful for dry skin, sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, skin with eczema, scarring, dry and frizzy hair, and much more. Let’s take a look at seven beauty benefits and uses of sunflower oil.
Prevents premature ageing, fine lines and wrinkles
Sunflower oil is packed with nutrition and moisture. The contents of Vitamin A, E, C and D in it are excellent for retaining moisture in the skin. You could apply sunflower oil directly to your skin as a moisturizer. Regular use will help prevent fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature ageing. The best part about using sunflower oil as a moisturizer is that is it is very lightweight in texture and sinks into the skin faster than other oils.
Protects your skin from the sun
By consuming sunflower oil in your diet, you are neutralizing the free radicals in your body, which in turn protects your skin from the sun. Sunflower oil is also an excellent source of beta-carotene, which helps improve the health of your skin.
Works as an excellent eye cream
Sunflower oil works wonderfully as an eye cream substitute. Because it is light in texture and absorbs into the skin very easily, it is ideal for using under the eyes to provide that delicate area with all the moisture that it needs. Gently dab some sunflower oil underneath your eyes using a cotton pad. You could leave this on overnight for best results.
Treats acne and pimples
This may come as a surprise, but sunflower oil can actually help treat acne! If you have acne-prone skin, you may be worried about using an oil on your skin. However, you should give sunflower oil a shot as a moisturizer. Sunflower oil helps regenerate the skin cells (as it is rich in fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants) and it also helps combat the bacteria on the skin.
Calms and controls frizzy hair
If your hair is dry, frizzy or simply out of control (which is quite likely to happen in cold and dry weather conditions), then sunflower oil can come to your rescue. Sunflower oil works very well as a lightweight anti-frizz serum for your hair. The application, too, is very simple and fuss-free. Take a little bit of sunflower oil in your palms and smooth it through your hair. A little bit of oil goes a long way in taming, calming and controlling the frizz in your hair. Again, its lightweight texture only helps because it doesn’t look greasy on the hair.
Works as a great body moisturizer
Sunflower oil is known for its ultra-hydrating and extremely lightweight texture. Both these properties of the oil make it an ideal all-over body moisturizer. You could use it on your skin straight after a shower to seal in the moisture, provide deep restorative and all-natural hydration, without feeling greasy at all.
Prevents hair loss and conditions the hair
In addition to the all beauty benefits listed above, sunflower oil is also touted as an excellent treatment ingredient for hair loss and hair thinning. When applied to the hair, it softens it and adds a natural shine to it.
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