Black Seed Oil – Ancient Remedy for the Skin
Not only used in the medicine of the Pharaohs, Black Seed was also a valued beauty aid, used by Cleopatra and Nefertiti who were big fans of the oil. This natural remedy has been in use for 2500 years now, and serves as a great cure for those who suffer from skin problems such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, chapping and sunburn. It’s well known for its antiseptic and soothing properties for dry, sensitive and irritated skin. Highly effective for treating acne, its regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties help to repair the skin and reduce the scars – what more could one need? An acne remedy used by the beauty queens of antiquity, and you can too!
Leaving the blah-blah behind let’s put it into action.
You can also locally treat acne by dabbing blemishes with a cotton ball soaked in Black Seed oil (if the smell bothers you, you can combine it with a neutral carrier oil.)
Contrary to what many might think, it’s important to keep the skin moisturised to avoid blackheads, since dehydrated skin tends to produce more sebum to fill the gaps. For an overnight moisturiser, mix half a cup of Black Seed Oil with a bit of Apple Vinegar and leave it overnight for soft and moisturising skin results. I reckon if you’re like me, not one to sleep with oil on your face (it can get annoying), then this is probably not going to be your thing. The good news though, is you’re most likely not going to have to do it a lot before you begin to notice some changes, so let’s throw in a pinch of patience with the ingredients as well!
Itchy, dry or irritated skin?
Mix half a cup of Black Seed Oil and half a cup of either Jojoba, Hazelnut or Sunflower Oil. To get rid of the strong oil odour, adding a bit of lemon zest could do the job. Gently massage the mixture into the affected area, leaving it to sit for two hours, and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Easy peasy, right?
So let Black Seed Oil work its natural wonders to help cure the dreaded acne and other skin problems/disorders. Like most health problems, maintaining a healthy diet/lifestyle and drinking a good amount of water is a crucial part in helping to rid or reduce acne. Keeping in mind that no one method works the same for everyone, give these simple recipes a go and see if they work for you.
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