6 Scientifically Proven Skin Benefits of Sesame Oil

If you are in search for a strong antiviral oil, look no further, Sesame oil is one of the best antiviral and multipurpose oil either for healing, clearing diseases, or for skin care purpose.

Sesame oil has proven for thousands of years to be a good healing oil. It is an edible vegetable oil derived from sesame seeds which can be commonly found in India and other South Asian countries

Sesame oil can be used for cooking, thanks to its rich nutrient properties. It can also be used for skin care and cosmetic products, thanks to its natural antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory property.

It has been used to cure common skin pathogens, such as staphylococcus and streptococcus as well as common skin fungi, such as athlete‚Äôs foot fungus. 



For the purpose of this post, the skin benefits of sesame oil will be discussed.

The linoleic acid (which is an unsaturated fatty acid) present in sesame oil is responsible for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also rich in minerals like copper, manganese, calcium and magnesium. The oil is rich in antioxidants, hence they are easily absorbed into the skin, nourishes it from deep inside and promotes skin softness.

Here are the benefits of Sesame oil for the skin

1. Anti-Ageing 

One of the essential benefits of sesame oil is the ability to slow down the pace of skin aging. It helps to prevent the skin cells from degradation as a result of oxidation and promote skin rejuvenation. It contains a special antioxidant which helps to prevent, eradicate the appearances of wrinkles and small pores in skin. 
When used with lavender oil, it can be used as a night cream which forms a potent anti ageing cream. It is recommended to massage this mixture in circular motion to improve blood circulation thereby getting rid of fine lines.

2. Anti-bacterial and healing purpose

Due to the anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties of sesame oil, it is very effective in healing and treating inflamed and wounded skin. Also, helps to fight off skin infections caused by bacteria such as eczema, psoriasis, and also acne breakout.

 3. Moisturizer for Dry skin

Sesame has proven to be very effective at moisturising the skin more than almost all other oils. In fact, it can be used as a moisturizer and softener for the skin without any side effect whatsoever. It can help to keep dry skins hydrated to prevent further skin damage.
4. Replenish Skin Cells

The strong penetrating power of sesame oil which makes it easily absorbed by skin, helps to replenish degraded skin cells by improving blood circulation. It can be used together with other oil for massaging the skin to strengthen the body tissues which eventually helps in improving the appearance of skin.
5. Skin Detoxifier 

The antioxidants present in sesame seed oil help in detoxifying your skin by massaging it on the skin to remove environmental toxins, leaving your skin completely detoxified to stay fresh, supple, healthy and improve skin elasticity. 

6. Sunburn Treatment

Sesame oil is effective at treating suntans caused by exposure to excessive sun. It helps to protect the skin from damages due to exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, thereby, further preventing the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation. The consistent usage of sesame oil can significantly reduce the risk of getting skin cancer.
7.  Baby Skin Issues

Sesame oil is good at getting rid of skin infection such as rashes caused on baby’s skin mostly from the use of diapers. Sesame oil protects their tender skin against these rashes, and also combats dryness of skin.
8. Glowing Skin

Sesame seed oil can help you achieve a glowing skin by tightening the facial skin, particularly the area around the nose, and close up enlarged pores.

These are some of the benefits of sesame oil for the skin. In future posts, the health benefits will be discussed such as vaginal yeast control.

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