Did you know that sunflower seed oil has been used as a natural skin conditioning ingredient for centuries?
It was first cultivated by Native Americans in 3,000 B.C. who used parts of the sunflower plant to help soothe snakebites and to condition the skin and hair. To put it simply, these gorgeous yellow flowers are so much more than making a great bouquet. They produce nutrient-dense seeds, whose oil boasts a bunch of benefits. Here are a few:
1. Sunflower seed oil is rich in antioxidants
Antioxidants are essential to protect your skin from sun and environmental damage. Sunflower oil contains vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin D which helps to protect your skin against further damage.
2. It hydrates and moisturises the skin
Like other oils, sunflower oil has emollient properties, which means that it adds hydration and smooths the skin. Which is why, it is a perfect moisturizer as it helps skin to retain water.
3. It helps heal and soothe the skin
Another great benefit of sunflower oil is that it is high in fatty acids, which help reduce redness and inflammation. Moreover, it enhances the regeneration of new skin cells.
4. Sunflower seed oil is excellent for both acne-prone and dry skin
Sunflower oil is non-comedogenic, meaning that it absorbs quickly and won’t clog pores. This makes it a great oil for acne-prone skin types and since it is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, sunflower oil also protects the collagen and elastin in the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In a nutshell, sunflower seed oil has huge array of benefits for skin, which is why we call it the ‘natural skin miracle’. It’s one of the key ingredients in many skincare products and we highly recommend you to try it.