Using Evening Primrose Oil for Skin Care
Evening primrose oil is well known to women who suffer the effects of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), but it is also very useful for keeping your skin in good condition. Its major active ingredient is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), of which the oil contains between 7% and 10%.
In addition to GLA, Evening Primrose Oil also contains Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and other essential fatty acids that the body uses to regulate many of its processes, including the use of insulin, mood, and regulation of the heart function. It is also known to offer anti-inflammatory properties that are likely connected to its effect on the condition of your skin.
Taken orally, the oil can be used to control eczema, psoriasis and acne, and it can also be used topically for these conditions. When used in skin care products sucsh as our BeRestored Face and Body Cream, it helps to moisturize and soften the skin, and can actually soften and dissipate hardened fat in your body when taken orally.
However, it is for its topical use on the skin that we are concerned with here, and Evening Primrose Oil has been a subject of extensive study for its effect when applied directly to your skin. It is an approved treatment for the alleviation of the symptoms of eczema, which include itchiness and burning sensations, scabs and redness and inflammation, and has also been found effective in treating dermatitis in various forms.
Although evening primrose oil appears to be more effective with eczema when taken orally, it should be used directly on the skin for psoriasis and dermatitis, and some other skin conditions. While you can purchase any form of skin care product that contains natural Evening Primrose Oil, or break open a capsule and rub it on your skin, using Castle Baths' BeRestored Face and Body Cream will ensure you get the highest quality Evening Primrose Oil for your money, as well as ensure that all the other ingredients in your face cream are equally natural and high quality. Evening Primrose Oil has been found to have many benefits, including:
- It can rejuvenate tired and aging skin,
- It can make tired eyes look fresher by rubbing a little under and around your eyes,
- It can be rubbed into your skin to remove redness and minor blemishes,
- It can help dry skin to feel suppler and younger,
- It can be massaged into dry skin to make it smoother and silkier,
- It can be used to reduce and remove fine wrinkles, and
- It can be rubbed into your skin to help you feel rejuvenated and younger.
The unrefined Evening Primrose Oil (pictured right) will moisturize and plump up your skin, and skin care creams that include it as a natural ingredient can help wound healing in addition to making it look and feel younger.
In general, it is important that, as with any other natural oil, Evening Primrose Oil be used unadulterated, or as part of a fully natural blend of natural ingredients. That way you will be able to take advantage of the benefits with which truly natural skin care products can provide you, and avoid the hazards associated with synthetic ingredients that are usually added to overcome the problems associated with non-natural products.