Nigella sativa not only has millions of health benefits including warding off cancer and healing inflammation, but it also offers lots of beauty benefits for healthy radiant skin. See listed below five amazing black seed oil benefits for skin:
1. Deep Cleanses Pores
Have you heard of the oil cleansing method of washing the face? Basically, it entails using oils to cleanse the skin without any harsh soaps & cleansers. Organic oils used in the oil cleansing method are known to drive out stale oils that have accumulated deep inside the pores and thereby cause acne, whiteheads and blackheads. To use black seed oil to cleanse your face, simply fill a small mason halfway through with extra virgin olive oil and grapeseed oil. Add one teaspoon of black seed oil and 4 to 6 drops of tea tree essential oil. Mix well Every time you’re going to wash your face, massage a little of this mixture onto your face then dab a hot damp washcloth to allow the oils to penetrate deep. After 5 minutes, rinse your face and wipe/ pat dry with a clean towel.
2. Treats Acne
Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, black seed oil is excellent in helping keep the acne away. Its antibacterial properties will fight off acne causing bacteria and disinfect acneic skin while the anti-inflammatory properties will take away acne inflammation and reduce the swelling, making acne appear smaller. Soak a q-tip with black seed oil or simply add one drop on your clean fingertip and dab it onto your pimples.
3. Heals Eczema
A study conducted on the comparison between the effects of black seed oil and a steroid cream, Betamethasone, showed that both worked effectively in suppressing the symptoms of eczema (affecting the hands), except of course, conventional creams have a myriad of unwanted side effects. Why not use black seed oil and avoid any gruesome side effects? Another plus point is that black seed oil is all natural and contains anti-inflammatory properties that will calm inflammation and redness associated with eczema & other inflammatory skin conditions.
4. Moisturizes & Softens Skin
Black seed oil is an excellent emollient which will lubricate and moisturize dry, flaky and chapped skin. It will help soften and moisturize the skin, making it look smooth and supple. In a small mason jar, mix 1-2 ounces of coconut oil with 2-4 teaspoons of organic black seed oil. Apply just a little of this on your dry areas to moisturize. Using this mixture as an overnight treatment is ideal.
5. Delays wrinkles & fine lines
Black seed oil has powerful antioxidant properties that will ward off free radicals that damage skin cells by stealing oxygen molecules. This makes the skin cells dull and lifeless, thus forming wrinkles and fine lines. Although some people find it okay to use black seed oil ‘neat’ onto their skin without mixing it in another oil, people with sensitive skin should first mix it with a carrier oil before use.
6. Prevents skin cancer
Applying black seed oil on the skin is also proven to protect the skin from a certain form of skin cancer known as squamous cell carcinomas, which is majorly caused by prolonged UV exposure. This form of skin cancer affects the skin’s top most layer and can spread to the surrounding cells and tissue. Black seed extract has been shown to contain an anti-cancer substance, Thymoquinone, that inhibits cell proliferation and induces apoptosis in squamous cell carcinoma. Make your own black seed face oil by mixing one teaspoon of black seed oil in 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil and 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil. Add a drop of geranium essential oil for its anti aging benefits.
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