One of my all-time favourites, this rich oil extracted from the sesame seed is excellent for the skin. Rich in vitamin A,E and D, sesame oil is packed with anti-inflammatory properties which have the ability to repair tissue damage and also prevents rashes and lessens scars on the skin. Due to the high amount of viscosity, this oil is excellent for massage and can be used as a carrier oil with essential oils of your choice added to it. This oil penetrates effectively into the pores making it work from under the skin to improve blood circulation.Sesame oil also helps in fighting against early signs of ageing due to its antioxidant content of sesamol. The oil is rich in antioxidants, hence it is easily absorbed by the skin. This prevents lines and wrinkles and also slows down the ageing process. It also prevents bacterial infections and gives a glowing and healthy skin.Sesame oil is packed with anti-inflammatory propertiesThis skin oil makes for a super-moisturizer as it helps keep the skin soft and supple. It nourishes the skin from deep inside and promotes softness. It is rich in essential fatty acids like linoleic acid and palmitic acids. It is linoleic acid that gives both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to this oil. Sesame oil is found to have vitamin E, B-complex(such as niacin) and D in very high amounts. Niacin is a variant of B-complex that is capable of reducing LDL- cholesterol levels in blood.
Now that you have some inputs on sesame oil, let me throw some light on coconut oil, which is one of the favourite oils from the down South. Besides all the recent interest shown in the use of coconut oil from being a heart tonic to a great digestive that can help improve weight loss, this wonder oil is also known to help build up muscles and maintains muscle mass as well. However, the skin benefits are as follows-
Coconut oil helps reduce bags and dark under-eye circles. It can help lighten the skin tone and can also improve the appearance of this delicate and sensitive area in no time at all with just regular massage.
Coconut oil helps reduce bags and dark under-eye circles. Photo Credit: iStock
Besides this, coconut oil acts as a great balm for chapped lips and helps lighten the lips and hydrates them naturally. It is an excellent skin soother and can be used on burns and scalded skin. Many post-surgery scars can also be lightened with coconut oil. If you suffer from cracked cuticles, bring coconut oil to your rescue. It makes for an excellent skin soother and you can massage this oil around the cuticles and dip into warm water.
This underestimated strong smelling kitchen oil hasn't been tapped enough for beauty and skin care as it should have. This heavy oil is great to keep your skin looking beautiful and much as many would think that mustard oil makes you dark, on the contrary mustard oil massage helps lighten the skin tone and reduce dark spots as well! This oil also helps reduce pigmentation and can be massaged on to the skin regularly. It makes for an excellent skin moisturizer.
Mustard oil massage helps lighten the skin tone and reduce dark spots as well
Mustard oil detans the skin and a gentle massage with this oil, especially on the arms and face will help lighten the area. This oil is loaded with Vitamin E and makes for an excellent sunscreen as well. It can also prevent the skin from damage caused due to environmental pollution. Most people avoid using this oil due to its strong smell but you can very easily embrace it by mixing it with essential oils and use it very safely on the skin.
Now that you have some inside information on the 3 amazing traditional Indian oils, use them safely and see the transformation naturally!
There is often a lot of confusion around which oil to use and why, especially as we are now in an era booming with products and options. The 3 basic traditional Indian oils that have been used over so many years and that too very effectively are sesame, coconut and mustard oil. The benefits of these oils are elaborated herewith and you can very easily pick and choose which one you would like to use-