Sesame Oil – The Oil for Beauty & Health

By on October 7, 2014
Sesame Oil

Apart from its culinary use, sesame oil has several beauty and health benefits. It has been used for thousands of years for glowing skin and hair. It prevents skin aging, wrinkles and pimples. It stops split ends, and even darkens graying hair.

Sesame oil is very popular for its use in hair growth treatments. Sesame seed oil originates from the Sesamum indicum plant. The plant’s seeds are pressed to obtain the pale yellow oil which contains fatty acids that can work to protect the skin. Sesame oil is highly nourishing, healing and lubricating. It is enriched with vitamin E, B complex and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and protein.

Skin Health

  • Sesame is full of zinc, which is an essential mineral to produce collagen. Zinc is great for healing damaged tissues in the body.
  • Keeps skin flexible by keeping it soft and supple.
  • Helps tighten facial skin.
  • Pulls out toxins, which means less pimples.
  • Apply sesame oil all over your face and massage it in thoroughly. Next, scrub your face with rice powder. Then wash it off with warm water. Afterwards, rinse your face with cold water to close the pores

Sesame oil is thicker than other types of oil, which means it has a higher viscosity. This property allows it to seep down into your pores when you massage it over the skin. The oil's nutrients start to work from the inside out as well as on the surface of the skin.

Sesame seed oil has inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which are helpful in clearing up existing pimples and preventing the development of blackheads. To use as a blemish fighter, apply sesame oil to problem areas at night before going to bed and wash it off the next morning. You can also wash your face with it, similar to using a cleansing cream.

Sesame seed oil naturally attracts oil soluble toxins from your skin.

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The vitamin E content and the antibacterial properties of sesame seed oil make it a good treatment for cuts and wounds. It promotes faster healing and it also reduces the appearance of scars on the skin.

Daily applications will help prevent the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun and eliminate the risk of skin cancer and wrinkles. It also is a natural barrier to smoke and pollutants in the air.

A sesame oil massage for infants helps improves growth and sleep. Diaper rashes and dry skin are reduced.  Apply it to the nose and ears for protection against common skin problems.

Rub sesame seed oil into your heels every night before going to bed, then put on cotton socks that you do not mind getting stained. Within a couple of days you should notice softer feet.

Hair Health

You may eat sesame seeds because they are packed with many nutrients which nourish the scalp and hair. This includes vitamin E, lecithin, essential fatty acids and protein. It can be used as a hair darkener. Used with other carrier oils like argan oil, coconut oil, olive oil or sweet almond oil, sesame oil is well known for its hair darkening properties.

Sesame seed oil is a wonderful way to condition dry, damaged hair that is full of split ends or is chemically treated. It will moisten and strengthen.

Sesame seeds are rich in replenishing vitamins and minerals. Massaging your scalp with sesame seed oil will help moisten a dry, flaky scalp.

Sesame seeds also have anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help clear scalp infections, dandruff, and clogged pores that all cause hair thinning and hair loss.

Massage sesame oil into the scalp using your fingertips before going to bed and leave it all night. You should cover every part of the scalp. Wash the hair in the morning. This is a highly effective treatment for dandruff. For best results, use sesame oil daily for 30 days.

Stress is among the chief culprits behind hair loss. Due to its amazing cooling properties, sesame oil helps to relive stress and thus play a vital role in combating hair loss.

It is important to note that just using oil to massage the hair is not a cure to dryness. Dryness is often caused by a lack of hydrating foods and liquids in your diet. Even though sesame oil nourishes the scalp and control dryness, you need to employ some other measures to get rid of scalp dryness and dandruff.

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