Ingredient Highlight: Sesame Oil for the Skin

Ingredient Highlight: Sesame Oil for the Skin

Sesame Oil is a common household ingredient used in cooking for its delightful roasted sesame taste and dish versatility. However, it is also incredible for your skin! Sesame oil has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its healing and moisturising benefits. Rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, it protects the skin while nourishing it deeply. 

Here are some of the benefits of using sesame oil on your skin:

  1. Hydration: Sesame oil is a natural emollient, which means it helps to lock in moisture and keep the skin hydrated. This is especially beneficial for people with dry or sensitive skin, as it can help to soothe and calm any irritation.
  2. Antioxidant powerhouse: Sesame oil contains high levels of antioxidants, such as vitamin E. This can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and protect against sun damage. However, this does not mean it can protect you from the sun by itself. To prevent future sun damage, applying SPF daily, especially to your face, is essential!
  3. Anti-inflammatory: Sesame oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe and calm irritated skin. This makes it an excellent choice for people with conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, as it can help to reduce redness and itching.
  4. Nourishment: Sesame oil is rich in essential fatty acids, such as linoleic and oleic acids, which help to nourish and hydrate the skin. This can help to improve skin elasticity.

When selecting sesame oil to put on your face, it is important to be sure that what you use is of a high quality to avoid additives used in cheaper oils that may be harmful to your skin. 

Hark & Zander makes it extra simple to add this fabulous ingredient (of excellent quality) into your skincare routine with our H&Z HempTonic Face Oil. Massage 2-3 drops of this onto your face morning and night following cleansing and toning or as required for dry skin patches. We have seen incredible improvement in the symptoms of skin conditions such as dermatitis and rosacea with repetitive use of this wonder oil, as seen in our fantastic reviews. 

If you would like to read more about Hark & Zander's high-quality ingredients, take a look at our blog on Hyaluronic Acid.