Sesame Oil – An Ideal Oil For Skincare and Beauty
Massage oils, skin creams, facial oils, and body oils all require a carrier oil, a neutral-smelling base for essential oils, and other healing oils. Many carrier oils are there simply to do the job of providing a platform for the other ingredients. But sesame oil is a carrier oil that brings its own healing and rejuvenating properties.
It is especially helpful for anyone with dry skin. Dry skin requires extra care. It is vulnerable to environmental damage and aging. Wind, sun damage, and free radicals all put dry skin under constant stress, and if it is not supported, this can lead to the breakdown of skin structure that we see as “aging.” Lines appear, then wrinkles, and even sagging skin. Fortunately, sesame oil is naturally rich in nutrients, particularly vitamins A and E, that provide important building materials to help the body maintain supple skin. You can protect your skin by choosing creams, oils, and lotions that contain it.
In addition to nourishing the skin, sesame oil also draws toxins out of the body. Molecules in the oil attract and attach to fat-soluble toxins lodged in the skin and pores, drawing them to the skin’s surface where they can be easily washed away with soap and water. So this is an oil for the whole body, not just the face and neck. It can be used as a purifying massage oil for the whole body.
In face creams, or used alone, sesame oil stimulates cell rejuvenation to create firmer, smoother skin. It is packed with vitamin A, a nutrient that repairs skin tissue and improves collagen production, Good collagen production keeps skin looking young by filling in fine lines and preventing the appearance of wrinkles.
Vitamin E is one of the best nutrients for dry skin, and this oil provides a rich, soothing and gentle source of vitamin E for topical use. It blocks free radicals from damaging the skin and helps to rejuvenate damaged skin, again, preventing lines and wrinkles from forming. Skin spots and blemishes can be reduced with vitamin E., which is very helpful when applied directly to the skin. But vitamin E is sticky and uncomfortable to use in an undiluted form. It can be too much to deal with. Fortunately, sesame oil is an ideal source of this vital nutrient. With all its natural vitamin E content, plus vitamin A and other healing and nourishing compounds, this oil makes a major contribution to any skincare product in which it is contained. Plus it can serve as a very serviceable carrier oil. What could be better?
Well, it does get better. You can rub this oil into small cuts, abrasions, and chapped skin, and it will relieve irritation and help to rejuvenate the damage, all the while fighting off fungal and viral infections.
And that is why sesame oil is so popular with manufacturers of natural skincare products. In my view, organic sesame oil is the way to go, ideally with other botanicals infused in it to maximize its healing and rejuvenating effects.
Old Methods For Anti Aging
Anti Aging has been an issue not only now but from age-old days. The olden day’s books contain anti-aging information. It would be surprising to know that many kitchen shelf products are behind the anti-aging process. These herbs and other daily use products were the sources of the increased lifespan of our forefathers.
Different types of oils used in spas and facials have certain properties that can help in the repair of damaged skin and also make it anti-aging. These oils can be bought in herbal stores and in some cosmetic shops. Some of the best anti-aging products contain some of the following oils. Kalahari Oil restores elasticity to the dry sagging skin and traps the moisture in the skin leaving it soft. Rosehip Seed Oil which is rich in vitamin C is said to be a very good anti-oxidant and one of the best anti-aging agents. Hence it controls the free radical release and minimizes wrinkles, regenerates damaged tissue. Marula Oil also has antioxidant properties, behaves like a good moisturizer, and reduces wrinkles. Walnut Oil is excellent in preventing wrinkles and tones dry skin. Other anti-aging oils are avocado oil, olibanum oil, jasmine oil, Kukui- nut oil, olive and peppermint oil, etc.
Other than these, various anti-aging facial recipes and some of the best anti-aging products have been handed down for generations. Various herbs also have anti-aging effects that are not known to many contain active principles that have advanced and excellent skin rejuvenation properties. Examples are the asparagus roots, blueberry, ashwagandha, Mushrooms, Ginkgo, grape seed extract, jujube oils, Rhodiola Rosea, etc.
Garlic, already known for its many medicinal values, also comes across as a good anti-aging agent. Green herbal tea is a highly recommended antioxidant. Lemon and other citrus fruits have bleaching and antioxidant properties because of citric acid and vitamin C content. All these anti-aging herbs and oils can be bought separately or used in facials. They are also included in massages and spas that offer skin and body rejuvenation. Some herbs may cause allergic reactions or other side effects to a few. So it is better to discuss the herbs with a physician to be on the safe side.