The wonders of sesame oil never cease to surprise. Addition of the oil to one’s diet has proven to be a smart move for many who are conscious of their health and beauty as it supports glowing skin and shiny hair. Sesame oil is known to prevent skin aging, wrinkles and pimples. The healthy fatty acids present in the oil reduce inflammation. The oil restores collagen in the skin that keeps the skin soft, supple and flexible. The oil aids in healing damaged skin and its detoxing properties also help reduce pimples.
Application of the oil too has many benefits:
Skin Care:It forms a natural barrier to UV rays and pollutants, thereby eliminating the risk of skin cancer and wrinkles. Many attribute having soft feet and heels to application of sesame oil before bed. Gently massaging the skin with sesame oil produces calming hormones that helps improve your immunity. It also has anti-bacterial properties and can be used to treat fungal infections of the skin like athlete’s foot. This is also the reason for using sesame oil on babies for massages and mothers in the postpartum period.
Hair Care:Bid goodbye to dry, damaged hair with split ends with regular application of the oil that helps nourish the hair from root to tip. Those with dandruff and hair growth problems should also massage the scalp with sesame oil. Sesame oil can be used to treat hair lice. The oil has been proven to be great for scalp and hair growth. Enriched with Vitamin E, it strengthens hair from the roots and gives deep nourishment to hair.
Sesame oil has been used by people with premature greying to improve the colour of their hair (make it darker). It also helps prevent and treat premature greying. It increases scalp circulation as it has high penetration ability. Considering how badly damaged hair can get with chemicals and treatments, sesame oil can greatly help regain hair health. It also acts as a natural sunscreen by preventing the damage caused by UV rays. It forms a protective layer around the hair and also protects it from the damaging effects of pollution.