Sunflower oil for your beauty: ingredients, recipes, properties
In cosmetology, the trend of "naturalness" has been very common lately. It is almost impossible to find cosmetics that consist only of chemical unknown names. And girls know that the more natural ingredients in the mask, the more useful and harmless it is.
Manufacturers skillfully use this by adding various "extracts" to products. But there are those who are happy to prepare face and body care products at home.
One of the most popular ingredients in recipes is sunflower oil. It is harmless, has no contraindications, is suitable for all skin types and is one of the most affordable options. Creams and tonics, masks and lotions are prepared on its basis. Let's take a look at the beneficial properties of sunflower oil and a few recipes for its use.
Sunflower oil: what's special
Sunflower oil has been mined for many centuries. Our ancestors also noticed that it has unique properties. In cosmetology, it is better to use unrefined cold-pressed oil, since during processing it retains a maximum of useful substances. It contains triglycerides and fatty acids that have powerful antioxidant effects. Contains sunflower oil and other beneficial substances:
- Vitamin E. Delivers oxygen to the cells of the upper layer of the skin;
- Inulin. Moisturizes cells in the body;
- Fitin. Rejuvenates.
All these components together work with a bang for our skin! Moreover, both for the body and for the face. The structure is restored at the cellular level, the protective qualities increase. Therefore, it is recommended to use the oil for an even and beautiful tan. Wrinkles are smoothed, dryness, irritation and cracks heal. An immediate velvet effect comes!
How to use sunflower oil
For dry skin, it is simply not possible to find a product more effective and more profitable! The oil can be used as a nourishing cream. It should be preheated to a comfortable temperature and applied to the face. Leave for 15-20 minutes. Remove the remains with a paper napkin. Owners of normal skin can also use this life hack. But for combined and oily it will not work at all! Ordinary oil can disrupt the work of the sebaceous glands. Therefore, the oil must be diluted with grapefruit or lemon juice, essential oils and fat-free kefir. This applies to regular face cream. Sunflower oil is also ideal for massage. The body will become no less velvety than the face.
Lotions and masks
For acne-prone skin, try a cleansing lotion. It should contain 100 ml of sunflower seed oil, 30 ml of vodka and a little calendula tincture, literally 10 ml. Mix all the ingredients, pour into a glass container and rub the lotion on your face after washing your face. Among the masks, one of the best recipes is with butter, oat flour, milk and honey. Apply it on your face for 20 minutes and cover with a damp cloth on top. The effect will be visible immediately. It can be used even before an important evening out!
Sunflower oil can be used not only for the skin, but also for the hair! In terms of its properties, it does not differ much from the same agar-agar or argan, but costs several times cheaper. It is necessary to nourish the hair with oil before washing, about 30 minutes. Apply it liberally and wrap it in a plastic bag. Rinse thoroughly. And after shampoo and conditioner, a small amount will be enough on the ends. It is also suitable for healing cracks in dry heels, lips and hands. Especially during the cold winter period. Do not be afraid to experiment with the application, the main thing is to add sunflower oil in moderation so as not to overdo it.