5000 years ago the wise American Indian tribes knew not only of the power of sunflower oil as a beauty supplement but also as a soother for painful snake bites. Yet today, despite this oil featuring in many a food product, few are aware as to just how transformative sunflower oil can be for skin and hair.
So let’s bring you up-to-date. Here are eight persuasive powers of sunflower oil for modern-day beauty routines.
1. Sunflower oil is a moisture booster for your skin
Rich in emollient properties, sunflower oil helps your skin in holding onto its moisture – ensuring that you look fresh-faced with hydrated skin, all day long.
2. Sunflower oil is a softener and smoother of frizzy hair
Compared to other oils, sunflower oil is lovely and light – making it the perfect ointment for sweeping over your hair for frizz that transforms into lush locks.
Our top tip: Massage 3 to 5 drops of sunflower oil into your scalp once a week, and leave in overnight, for an extra-long lasting shine.
3. Sunflower oil is super-high in vitamin-E (making it a wonderful anti-oxidant)
Sunflower oil is packed full of vitamin E – a natural anti-oxidant which creates a protective barrier against harmful UV rays (as well as other environment nasties, such as pollution and free radicals).
4. Sunflower oil soothes and heals sore, red and rough skin
With anti-inflammatory properties (thanks to omega-6 fatty acid and vitamin E), sunflower oil is a natural wonder when it comes to soothing sore, red and rough skin.
5. Sunflower oil takes on acne
Sunflower oil isn’t just a rich source of vitamin E, it also features plenty of vitamins A, C, and D – all of which are vital helping hands for skin-cell growth and repair.
6. Sunflower oil prevents thinning hair
Heard of gamma alpha-linolenic acid (GLA)? Thought not. But if you suffer from thinning hair you should make a point of adding GLA to your beauty regime, as it’s proven to ease hair-loss, baldness, and alopecia (and sunflower oil is full of the stuff).
7. Sunflower oil adds luster and shine to your hair
Just as it does for the skin, sunflower oil is also supremely hydrating for hair. A perfect combination of nutrients, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids work together to make dry, brittle hair a thing of the past, and a good hair day, an everyday occurrence.
8. Sunflower oil rewinds time
The vitamins that we’ve spoken about already (so that’s A, C, D, and E) combine to keep skin looking younger, tighter and softer. Among these, it is vitamin E that’s especially powerful when taking on the signs of aging, as it protects the collagen and elastin in the skin (which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles).
Sunflower oil serves as a beautifully bright ray of light when it comes to tackling an array of skin and beauty problems. From lush, shiny hair, to fresh, clear and bouncy skin.