Sesame oil has been used for thousands of years to support beautiful glowing skin and hair. It prevents skin aging, wrinkles and pimples. It stops split ends, and even darkens greying hair.
Note: You MAY already know sesame oil as simply good for stir frying. It’s so much more!
Sesame oil’s resistance to rancidity and and high smoke does make it great for many cooking situations, but combine that with its tremendous internal health benefits and you have a PowerFood you definitely want in your kitchen!
How Does Sesame Oil Create Glowing Skin?
- 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.
How To Clean and Detox the Skin
Sesame seed oil naturally attracts oil soluble toxins from your skin.
A good mixture to apply to your face or body is: half a cup sesame seed oil with half a cup apple cider vinegar and a quarter cup water. This can then be washed away with hot water and soap. Apply every night after splashing your face with water.
Try a Facial for Glowing Skin
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.
Healing and Protective Properties
Sesame seed oil has natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It helps to get rid of skin fungi such as athlete’s foot. To control vaginal yeast infections, simply apply sesame seed oil mixed with warm water.
Avoid and Heal Sunburns
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.
Good for Babies
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.
Treats Cracked Heels
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.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and is capable of producing the most hormones.
When gently massaged, the skin produces calming hormones which balance your body and improve your immune system.
Beauty Benefits for Your Hair
First, 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.
1. Prevent split ends
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.
2. Prevent Scalp Problems
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.
3. Encourages Hair Growth
Essential fatty acids in sesame feed your hair roots and shafts encouraging hair growth. When you massage warm sesame oil into your scalp it also penetrates the scalp and increases blood circulation.
4. Hair Darkening Qualities for Premature Greying of Hair
Sesame seed oil has hair darkening qualities for brunette or black hair. It can be used with carrier oils like olive or almond oil to reap the maximum darkening benefits.
5. Natural Sunscreen:
Protect you hair from the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays by rubbing in sesame oil.
Note: Only buy organic cold pressed sesame seed oil.
Sesame: Good For So Many Reasons
So slather up! If all these benefits and uses of sesame oil aren’t enough — there are even more! I’ve already mentioned sesame’s benefits in your body and your kitchen.