Sesame, the oldest oil-seed crop known to humans, holds an important place in the field of beauty and beauty products. Enriched with various minerals and vitamins, sesame oil is used as a carrier or a base in many cosmetic products. Hugely underrated, the thick oil can work wonders for your skin and your hair.
Here’s what sesame oil can be used as and how:
1) Moisturize(Source: https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/70000/velka/sesame-seeds-and-glass-oil.jpg)
Thick and lubricating in nature, sesame oil makes for an excellent moisturizer. Enriched with vitamins B complex, D and E, fatty acids and linoleum acid, the oil reaches the deep tissues in the skin and nourishes and hydrates them. It seeps into the skin and helps repair damaged cells and improve blood circulation.
One can use the oil on the face as well as the entire body. You can either leave it overnight or massage it in the morning before bathing or apply it after a hot bath.
Sesame oil forms a thin layer on the skin and protects it from the damaging rays of the sun, free radicals and oxidation, which darkens skin color.
Mix sesame oil with other essential oils, such as lavender, clove, etc. for better benefits. The general rule is to mix three drops of any oil in a teaspoon of sesame oil. For an effective sunblock, mix a few drops of carrot seed oil and apply it on your body.
Loaded with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, sesame oil makes for a good cleanser. Effective in fighting acne, it helps get rid of dirt and toxins, cleans the pores, softens the skin and removes excess oil from the skin.
Mix sesame oil with apple cider vinegar and apply it on the face. Leave on for some time and rinse with warm water. Alternatively, apply warm sesame oil on the face and the neck using circular motions. Leave for 10 minutes. Wipe off with a cotton ball and wash your face with your regular face wash.
4) Anti-Ageing Cream
Sesame oil has antioxidants which help get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. It naturally closes the pores, thereby tightening the skin.
Mix sesame oil with a few drops of lavender oil and rub it into the face in a circular motion. Leave overnight. This increases blood circulation and gives you radiant skin.
Scrubs help clean the skin, lower the chances of breakout, reduce the size of the pores, remove ingrown hair, and allow the moisturizer to seep in better.
To make an effective scrub, rub sesame oil on the face. After five minutes, pat on some rice powder and scrub it. Wash face with lukewarm water. After ten minutes spray cold water on your face.
6) Face Pack
Face packs help remove dead skin cells, thereby rejuvenating the skin and making it look younger and supple.
To make an effective pack, mix fuller’s earth or multani mitti and a bit of turmeric in sesame oil. Apply the pack for 30 minutes and then rinse it off.
Include this wonderful oil in your daily face care regime and see how it works wonders for your skin in no time!