Flax oil, also known as linseed oil, has been used for centuries to treat diseases and it is incredibly popular among nutritionists and healthy eaters these days. While flax oil can benefit your health, it can work miracles for your skin, hair, and nails. The beauty benefits of the flaxseed oil are astonishing and no wonder why.
Flax is a fantastic source of omega 3s, omega-6s, lignans, and powerful antioxidants, which are all vital for your body. Check out some of the most miraculous beauty uses of flax oil and reasons invest in that tiny bottle without hesitation.
1. Treat dry skin and acne breakouts
Flaxseed oil boasts incredible anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm irritated and dry skin, and fight acne. You can apply the oil topically or massage a few drops directly into the well-cleaned skin instead of your regular cream or prior to it. Flaxseed oil is also fortified with vitamin E that helps to slow down aging and makes the skin baby soft. Apart from applying flaxseed oil directly to the skin, give this DIY mask a try to get glowing skin:
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil
- 1 teaspoon oats, crushed or grounded
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds, grounded
In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients together. Apply the mixture to your skin and rinse it off with warm water after 15 minutes. Pat dry and apply a moisturizer. Use the mask once a week.
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2. Use it instead of your body lotion
No matter how “green” or “organic” your store-bought lotion claims to be, it does still contain a host of harsh chemicals that do more harm than good. Give your body a break from those chemicals and use flax oil instead. Slightly rub it on your skin, focusing on your elbows and knees where the skin tends to be rough and dry. Not only does flaxseed oil moisturize your whole body, it also protects against sun damage.
3. Cure cracked lips
Dry and cracked lips are perhaps the biggest problem women face during the cold winter season. Вrugstore lip balms may be great, but they are not for everyone. I have been using those balms for many years since I suffer from dry, cracked lips all year long, but all they do to my lips is just provide a temporary effect. Flax oil, on the contrary, provides a full night or day effect and it makes my lips super soft and healthy, regardless of the weather.
4. Fight stress and fatigue
Everything you put on your skin is quickly absorbed and carried into your bloodstream. When you use poor quality body lotions packed with chemicals, no wonder you feel exhausted and your skin looks dull.
The omega-3 fatty acids found in flax oil helps to boost mood, so when you put the oil on your skin and it gets into your bloodstream, you can instantly feel better. I find it even more effective after a hot bath before bedtime. There is no better feeling than waking up with baby soft skin and bright mood.
5. Prevent dandruff and relieve itching
Massage flax oil into your scalp once a week if you suffer from itching or dandruff. Flax oil is also good for your hair follicles and helps to keep your locks healthy. If you don’t like the idea of applying the oil directly to your scalp, try adding a teaspoon of flaxseed oil to your conditioner. It will work even better.
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6. Use it as an eye makeup remover
Flaxseed oil works even faster than a regular eye makeup remover. It removes mascara in a jiffy and does not irritate your skin. However, make sure you are not allergic to the oils. Although many women also use flax oil instead of their regular eye creams, I recommend you to consult a dermatologist first, because the side effects still exist.
7. Moisturize your facial skin
The first time I tried applying the oil directly to my face was a total failure. It was heavy and oily and I spent more than an hour trying to rinse it off with both hot and warm water. Then, I found a trick that involves putting flax oil on the skin through the palm method. Just rub a drop of the oil between the palms of your hands and gently apply to your skin. It will not clog your pores and you will keep your skin moisturized in an all-natural way.
Flax oil is chock full of nutrients that can benefit your body. Just make sure you do not overdo it. Using too much of the oil can cause itching, breakouts, and the allergic reaction. Remember, the smaller amount, the better. Have you ever used flaxseed oil in your beauty routine?