Black seed oil has been used for centuries, especially in the middle east for health and beauty purposes. Also known as the ‘blessed seed‘, It is said to be the cure for everything except death.
Long before retinol and Vitamin C serums were a thing, black seed oil was the magical skincare product. Highly revered in ancient Egypt, The Pharoah, King Tut was reportedly buried with it. Also, it was said to be one of Cleopatra’s beauty secrets. And of course, if Cleopatra is dishing out beauty tips, we are definitely taking notes. The black seed itself is really great for your health, but right now we’re focusing on the benefits of black seed oil for your skin.
1. It has moisturizing properties
The essential fatty acids in this oil make it an effective emollient for the skin. It softens and moisturizes the skin without making it oily. The result is healthy, radiant skin.
2. It lightens dark spots and hyperpigmentation
Black seed oil is rich in lots of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A and C which improves cell regeneration. With constant use, you will find your dark spots fade and your skin become evener.
3. It helps to fight acne
You might naturally not like the idea of putting oil on your face if you have acne prone skin. But blackseed oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that make it an effective acne treatment. Also, it unclogs the pores and balances oil production in oily skins. All you need is two or three drops massaged into your face at night.
4. It has anti-ageing properties
One of the great benefits of black seed oil for skin is its anti-ageing properties. It is rich in vitamins and minerals that help to ward off free radicals. Also, it is rich in fatty acids that can prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
Please note that black seed oil is a carrier oil and can be used directly on the skin. But if you have sensitive skin, it might be safer to dilute it with another oil before use or do it a patch test first. Also, it’s not suitable for pregnant or lactating mothers.
To get in on all the amazing benefits of black seed oil for your skin, you can order it here. Also, have you tried jojoba oil? Check out the amazing benefits here.
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