There are numerous oils that are said to be good for skin and sesame oil is one of them. While it is extensively used for cooking, not many know that sesame oil is also good for brightening and lightening the skin. Whether you have dark spots, hyperpigmentation or tanned skin, sesame oil can help revive the natural glow. Sesame has antioxidants, oleic acid, linoleic acid and palmitic acid that are essential nutrients which hydrate and nourish the skin.
Here are some benefits of applying sesame oil on your face.
If you are someone who gets tanned easily or spends a lot of time outdoors, you must use sesame oil. This lightens the skin and allows faster healing of sunburn. In addition to this, applying sesame oil reduces redness and redness caused due to sunburn and tan. However, we would suggest that you must do a patch test before using sesame oil for the first time.
Premature ageing of the skin is a major concern that causes wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes on the face. No matter what is the cause of early skin ageing, you can always control it with the right skincare. Massaging your face with organic sesame oil can reduce visible wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet on your face. Over time, this would revive your natural glow.
People who have acne-prone skin feel troubled with acne scars and pigmentation. Acne can leave behind pesky marks that affect the beauty of your face. Antioxidants and fatty acids in sesame oil help in lightening the skin thereby reducing the scars and spots.
You need to be consistent with the application to get promising results.
Sesame oil is an effective moisturising agent. Winters and dry weather can make your skin rough and patchy. You can use sesame oil in place of a moisturiser at night. Allow the oil to get absorbed to your skin overnight and allow repair and rejuvenation. Gently massage sesame oil to your face and leave it overnight to see your skin enhancing over time.
There are numerous ways of using sesame oil for skin. Here are some of them:
One of the best ways to utilise sesame oil is by massaging it on your face before sleeping. Leaving the oil on your face overnight can boost your facial glow. This would also enhance your skin’s tone and texture. You will get naturally glowing skin.
Sesame oil and turmeric face pack
You can also make a face pack using turmeric powder and sesame oil.
Simply mix a tablespoon of turmeric powder to a teaspoon of sesame oil. You can increase the amount as per your need. Apply this pack on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes or until it is dried. Then scrub it and wash it off.
Sesame oil is great for skin and can improve your beauty. Use sesame oil and see the result yourself. It is suggested to do a patch test first to find if you are allergic to sesame or not. Avoid sesame on your face if you are allergic or have oily skin.
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