Sesame Oil is a bountiful natural sunscreen, with SPF properties
Power packed with nutrients like flavonoids, phenolic antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and vitamins, sesame oil today has gained acceptance across the world for health, food and beauty benefits.
It’s most commonly used in sunscreens, moisturizers, lotions besides applied as body & hair massage oil. It has some lesser known uses too
Sesamol an antioxidant present in the oil prevents cell damage caused by free radicals. When applied over skin, the oil protects from UV rays, pollution and environmental toxins, working as an effective sunscreen.
A powerful combination of linoleic and fatty acids in the oil makes it one of the best natural moisturizers for dry skin. They form a thin protective layer on the skin to trap moisture in.
Sesame oil helps in gently removing accumulated sebum, dead skin, dirt, oil-soluble toxins, and other pollutants from the skin, acting as a natural cleanser. It helps brighten the skin.
A few drops of oil can be added in homemade ubtan (body scrub) for babies, to mildly exfoliate their soft skin once a fortnight, or it can be directly applied for body massage.
Sesame oil keeps skin pH levels naturally balanced with polyphenols, while protecting it from hyperpigmentation. When applied regularly on the skin, it fights various bacteria, fungi from affecting the skin, to ensure a well-nourished, soft, smooth and radiant skin.
Its anti-inflammatory & anti-tanning properties, due to a compound named sesamin, protects skin & hair from seasonal affects. Rich in Vitamin B and E, it prevents skin from neither becoming too dry nor oily, it helps heal skin rashes and fade scars. It is also very effective for treating skin inflammation and eczema.
Tyrosine, the amino acid present in sesame oil impacts serotonin levels in our body which acts as a neurotransmitter impacting our moods and its imbalances. Sesame oil helps in producing serotonin in the body. No wonder, it soothes babies before sleep, when applied as a body massage oil.
When children get exhausted with their day long physical activities a warm sesame oil massage is all that is required to soothe their tired muscles. Its nourishing, calming, and warming properties make it ideal for that relaxing body massage. When applied on head, it promotes healthy dandruff free scalp with good hair growth too
Children often hurt themselves while playing, sesame oil is effective on skin cuts or scraping. It should be applied immediately on the cuts. The oil naturally calms the skin and heals cuts or wounds faster. It enhances blood circulation, with adequate nutritional supply to the affected skin, leading to quick healing, that too without leaving scars.
Virgin Sesame oil is a powerhouse of minerals. It contains zinc, iron, and magnesium, which help produce red blood cells, enhances blood circulation, and improves body’s metabolism. In addition, copper in the oil with its anti-inflammatory properties, helps reduce pain or swelling of joints and strengthens bones.
Pediatric anemia can also be prevented, if children consume an adequate amount of sesame oil in their diet. The oil has rich iron content, which works as an effective natural iron supplement.
Sesame oil also acts as a stimulant for nourishing the eyes. Children with weak eye sight, should be given food cooked in sesame oil
Purest sesame oil has a unique fragrance of its own, its pure virgin form is made from unroasted, cold- pressed ripe seeds of sesamum Indicum L, leaving their pleasant & mild aroma. Its light texture makes it non sticky and easily absorbable, thus suitable for most skin and hair types.