Most of us want to look younger than our actual age. We want to maintain the youthful skin and the shiny hair as we grow older.
In this world, many go for unnatural ways to maintain their hair and skin care. Not only are these ways expensive but may also develop side effects in the future.
The best way to maintain hair and skin care is through natural means. One such hair and skin care ingredient is the meadowfoam seed oil.
What is meadowfoam seed oil? The meadowfoam seed comes from the meadowfoam plant, also known as Limnanthes alba. This seed when extracted produces meadowfoam oil. This oil has numerous benefits for both hair and skin.
Benefits Of Meadowfoam Seed Oil
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1. Anti-aging Properties
Meadowfoam seed oil possesses anti-aging properties. Tocopherol (a primary component of vitamin E present in the oil) and other antioxidants it contains reduce damage caused to the skin due to the exposure to various elements. It also hydrates
Because of its anti-aging properties, meadowfoam seed oil is widely used in anti-aging creams.
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2. Moisturizing Properties
Body scrubs are known for exfoliating and moisturizing skin. But, body scrubs that contain meadowfoam seed oil have the ability to repair and hydrate the skin. It can also replenish the oil in your skin or control the oil if there is an overproduction of sebum (a light yellow, oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands that keep the skin and hair moisturized).
Using meadowfoam oil as a base for any homemade body scrub is an excellent way to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.
If you want full and smooth lips, meadowfoam oil may be the right choice. Lips look good when they have enough moisture and when the oil is balanced.
Because of its ability to lock moisture, it is a useful ingredient for stretch mark creams as it helps in improving the texture of the affected area, nourishing it, and inducing the fading of these marks. Use it as a carrier for essential oils such as lavender, frankincense, or patchouli, and you can observe the results in a couple of days.
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3. Hydrating Properties
Not only does this oil hydrate skin, it can also hydrate the hair and scalp. It reduces the occurrence of scalp dryness and dandruff by retaining the moisture in the area. It is also effective in controlling hair fall and reducing brittleness.
Hair conditioners and shampoos with meadowfoam oil will help maintain the long, healthy, and lustrous hair we all want.
If meadowfoam oil can do these wonders to your hair, it may also have similar effects on
Meadowfoam oil in its raw form can be used as a massage oil. A single drop of this oil can cover a large area on the body. It is also a good lubricant and is easily absorbed by the body, thus providing a less greasy feeling after the massage.
Summing up, due to the hydrating, moisturizing, and anti-aging properties, meadowfoam seed oil can be used to nourish and maintain the beauty of both skin and hair.
For those with sensitive skin can also use this oil as it is very mild. However, it is always best to try a patch test first.