Natural Beauty: Sesame Seed Oil, Nature’s Secret Skin Beautifier Like 0 Twitter Jennica B. Follow Oct. 17, 2016, 5:44 p.m. in Life and Styles Views: 1081 Like us on facebook Natural Oils are all the rage in the health & wellness industry these days because of the miraculous benefits they provide. You can experiment with a variety of oils, or you can check back here, frequently (add us to your bookmarks), for the ones that are tried, tested and true. Learn how to use them most effectively too, while you’re at it. We are fans of Sesame Seed Oil! The natural oil can be used instead of hauling out a barrage of hair care bottles, to give you a great treat for your hair. Plain and simple, you just add a few drops of this into your regular regime, and it will give your products, as well as your hair a boost – Use less, save more. What it does for your hair is prevent aging! – A really big selling point. For youthful, healthy hair and an overall improvement in its color, this oil is recommended to help you grow your hair, long and strong, the natural way. Sesame oil will also protect your hair against the harmful rays of the sun, and it is especially great for controlling dandruff because it’s an effective emollient that softens your scalp and restores its moisture. That’s why we love it even more for your skin! This is a very mild type of oil that helps to improve and restore vibrancy; Both your hair and skin will thank you for it. This is the good stuff, jam-packed, full of vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamins B, E and D, as well as the minerals, Phosphorus and Calcium. When ingested orally, Sesame Oil improves your joints, and it also works to reduce the bacteria in your mouth. This, in turn, reduces inflammation in your gums, thereby preventing gingivitis, and it also helps to clean and strengthen your teeth. That’s what it does inside of your mouth; however, the benefits will also be evident in your skin – What happens on the inside, is reflected on the outside. Sesame Oil is known as a healing oil because it’s a healthy oil, that’s good for lowering cholesterol; it also serves as an antiviral that treats skin conditions, such as rashes or rough, dry patches, that you may be having difficulty getting rid of. Topically, it’s beneficial too. This is a very light oil that’s good for your skin and doesn’t clog your pores. The high Zinc concentration in Sesame Oil can serve as a treatment for eczema, and replace those over-the-counter creams with zinc in them. This is the natural, pure alternative, a definite must try when you’ve applied everything else, and none of it worked. You will also benefit from the cost. Prices for Sesame Seed Oil range in value from as low as $3.00 for a 10ml bottle, or the same price for a single stick of lip-gloss – the turn-up the gloss, twist-bottom kind. You can also find higher quality glosses – a more glamourous amuse bouche, like these pretty products, appropriately named, Sparitual. Higher end products, containing this highly coveted oil, range in prices of up to $200 per bottle, for the really good facial oils or creams. You can also visit a Spa to receive a professional treatment, and you are a lucky client, if you come by an esthetician who knows about the Sesame Oil benefits. You might want to try out a service that includes a massage using this as the oil, or you may want to treat yourself to a facial, for glorious, radiant skin. Spa Service Treatments that slather you in Sesame Oil goodness, usually go for around $150 to $200 per service. So, your options are many, and you can decide how involved you would like to get, when testing the Oils. For the novice, we have some Do it Yourself options, to give you a sneak peek. You just need to buy a small, 10ml bottle and mix it in with some other household staples, and you can make yourself a little treat. 1. Do It Yourself Exfoliating Scrub For great skin, you should exfoliate once per week. This helps to remove dead skin cells, leaving you with a fresh, new layer of skin, for a brand new healthy glow, week after week. Here’s what you will need: – Sesame Oil (3 Tbsp) – Honey (1 Tbsp) – Oats – 1 package of regular oatmeal (or ½ cup rolled oats) Directions: You know the variety packs of oatmeal? We totally recommend using that. Look for the package inside the box that says regular, and mix it according to the directions. If you don’t have a variety pack, you can measure out your rolled oats; it’s up to you what you do. Then, while it’s still hot from the microwave (use the microwave because it’s faster and makes the oatmeal thicker), get out your oil, add it in, and mix in some honey. You should also make a glass of green tea with honey, while you’re at it because you’re at the home spa, and it’s good for your skin – treats please! Then, blend it all together, let it cool, and apply it to your skin. Leave the exfoliant on for a total of about 15 – 20 min. To finish: Wash your face off over a sink, with a soft washcloth and lukewarm water. This mask is particularly good for those with normal to oily skin because it’s more gentle. For extra dry skin, you can switch the oatmeal out for natural sugar. This will make a grainier, more abrasive exfoliant. 2. Do It Yourself Moisturizing Mask For firm, pore and line free skin, you should include a moisturizing face mask once per month. This helps to replenish your skin, and restore moisture lost from the harsh effects of the environment, such as the cold, winter-air or pollution. Here’s what you will need: – A Banana – Sesame Oil (1 Tbsp) – An Avocado – A Blender Directions: Slice the avocado with a paring knife, all the way around the skin, and cut through to the center (your knife will hit the pit). Twist the two halves to separate the sides from the pit, and pull them off so you are left with two halves. Using a spoon, scoop the flesh out of each half and toss both halves into a blender. Peel the banana, throw it in, and add in your Sesame Oil. Blend on a low speed until there are no lumps left in the mixture. Be careful not to over-blend or the mask will be too thin. The consistency should be similar to a really thick, rich, face cream. Slather the mixture onto your skin – be very generous, and let it sit for 20 – 30 min. Gently wash it off, by leaning over a sink, and use your hands to run the water over your face. The whole process should be exceptionally gentle and good to your skin. You should come out of the treatment feeling renewed and refreshed. To Finish: Follow up with a mild, Micellar water and your favorite moisturizer. Your skin will feel really nice, afterwards. DIY options are always a pleaser, and a fantastic way to integrate new things into your beauty regimen. We only give you the good ones, so you don’t have to spend hours searching around for stuff that doesn’t turn out the way you planned. These options are sure to leave your skin glowing, and they’re also a great way to introduce Sesame Seed Oil into your life. Want more ideas to help you get inspired? Here is a list of 13 Miraculous Benefits of Sesame Seed Oil for Your Skin: Inflammation – Sesame seed oil has soothing properties, and is known to reduce any type of skin irritation or inflammation. You can use this oil as a topical treatment to soothe your skin, and restore it to its healthy, natural state – irritation free. The oil is even used to heal skin conditions, and its light, thin consistency makes it an easy option to apply and leave on, while waiting for it to work its wonders. Try this oil, if you suffer from allergies or intolerances, that manifest in your skin. Redness Reducer – Sesame Seed Oil is a good choice for applying, after sun exposure, especially if you’ve been outside for too long. The ruddiness in your skin can be toned down, when you use the oil as an ointment, to relieve burning and reduce redness. Cleanser – You can use Sesame Seed Oil as a face wash that binds to your skin and extracts impurities from your pores, leaving your skin soft, smooth and hydrated. In fact, it’s so good, you might not even need to follow up with a moisturizer afterward. Radiance – The oil softens, heals & tightens your skin. Even small scratches and fine lines will heal quickly with its use, leaving you looking completely radiant! Emollient Lotion – For the roughest, driest skin – This oil can heal! Dry, cracked skin on your heels will finally be repaired, and tough skin on your feet will soften. Massage it in at night, and cover your feet with Spa Gel Socks. Both the oil and the gel in the socks will absorb overnight, without ruining your bed sheets. Your feet will feel heavenly, immediately, and you will notice a difference in their appearance, within a week. Sesame Seed Oil is also good to soften the water in your foot baths to leave extra moisture in your skin. Antibacterial Rinse – You can use Sesame Seed Oil in between your cleansing and moisturizing steps, as a toner for dry skin. The alcohol in most toners can leave your skin feeling tight and dehydrated. If you have normal to dry skin, you can use the oil to hydrate, while purifying your skin, in between steps. It’s also great for sensitive skin because the linoleic acid will soothe, rather than irritate your sensitive skin. Anti-Aging Serum – This stuff is a natural way to stay young! Need way say more? Deep Re-Hydration – Sesame Seed Oil helps your skin to hold in moisture. Apply, leave on for 15 min., and rinse off. Your skin will feel moistened all day, but not overly oily. Tea Time – The nutty aroma and taste of Sesame Seed Oil makes it a great add-in for your tea. For skin-clearing benefits, add in 1 tsp to your tea. This works great if you’re a chai tea drinker; Not only do the flavors blend well together, Chi tea can also help to relieve migraines. Detox – Use Sesame Seed Oil for oil pulling. This is a technique that removes toxins from your mouth and pulls out impurities that may be affecting your skin. Swirling the oil around in your mouth for 5 min, and then spitting it out, surprisingly, helps you feel better. This is a technique known to assist in detoxing your body, and is said to protect against illness and disease. The benefits will surface in your skin too. Skin Elixer – Mix in 1 tsp of the oil with your daily moisturizer for an ultra-glow, on days when your skin looks dull and tired. You can take it a step further by completing your look with a light layer of pressed powder, after the moisturizer absorbs, (Tip: go for the kind with a hint of shimmer) or apply a light layer of shimmer powder to your T-Zone. Turkey Neck! – Tighten loose skin on your neck by mixing a few drops of the oil into a quarter size amount of Vaseline, and rub it over your neck. Rub it in good; let it sit on top of your skin for about 10 min, and then wash off the excess. Just take a dry towel, and smooth over the area once. Let the remaining oils sink in. At night, you can leave the mixture on, for ultimate healing. You will begin to see a noticeable difference in your skin’s firmness, and any loose skin on your neck can be repaired – It’s not over ‘til it’s over. Try the Body Wash! – Add some of the oil into your body wash for extra moisture apres shower – “Happy Go Lather!” The oil’s, natural, nutty aroma will compliment a floral or coconut scent well. This idea helps keep moisture in, and it’s great if you are on a tropical vacation or in a hot climate, for summer days – “Hello Hydration!” Get Creative! A healthy idea is to use the Sesame Seed Oil to saute your vegetables. Add in some honey and soy sauce, and pour it over your veggies to make a healthy stir fry. Did you know that honey is good for your skin too? Yep – Adding the oil and some honey into your diet, regularly, will help to improve your skin, and you will notice a difference within days. Did you make the DIY scrub?… You can use your scrub sur les levres to exfoliate chapped lips. You should try the dryer skin alternative though, and make a scrub out of sugar and oil. Trust us, if you have chapped lips, you’ll be using this every day. Work it into your night-time cleansing routine. You can even sweeten it up a bit, by adding in some almond or cherry extract. Alternatives include mint, or a few splashes of strawberry wine. Just pour a few drops out of your wine glass; You don’t need to measure. You can make chocolate with it! Here. We’ll give you a recipe for chocolate truffles to try. Ingredients: – 8oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips – use this instead of chocolate squares because they melt easier. You can use milk chocolate chips if you want a richer taste, as opposed to a sweeter taste. P.S. That’s 1 cup. – ½ cup of healthy whipping cream – another DIY recipe. Take the extra time, and learn something new. Or if you tend to waste your ingredients because your recipes don’t turn out, go look for the low-fat stuff in the grocery aisle. Just get a tub of low-fat whip cream – Easy. You’re done. Here’s for the rest of you, adventurous cooks: – ½ cup of evaporated skim milk – ½ cup of chilled, coconut water – ¼ of confectioner’s sugar Cheers! Mix all of the ingredients into a bowl with an electric mixer until you have peaks forming – like snowbanks. Use the high setting on your electric mixer. We hear that freezing the bowl first works best; don’t ask why. Oh, and add 1 tsp vanilla (optional) Tip: If you can’t get your homemade whip cream to work out, put it in a metal bowl, and put the whole thing in the freezer. It will set when it’s frozen, and you can whip it back up with your electric mixture, afterwards. Don’t put anything fancy in your truffles; you could, but who cares! Truffles are good enough on their own, and you don’t want to ruin the rich, chocolate flavor. – 1/4 cup of cocoa powder – 1/8 cup of peanut butter – Use your Sesame Seed oil because you have a new use for it now – Chocolate – Yum! – Almond extract (1 tsp) or just use rum – Truffle/Rum-balls! Ok, seriously… Steps: 1. Melt the chocolate 2. Combine the peanut butter with the Sesame Seed Oil 3. Add peanut butter mixture to chocolate, and melt that too 4. Remove from heat 5. Add in the whipping cream 6. Add the rest of the ingredients (all except the cocoa – that’s for later) Chill It! Pour the chocolate mixture into a bowl, and refrigerate for about an hour Make truffles! Using a large spoon, form the chocolate into balls – you can roll them between your hands – thin, gloves are a good idea, but optional Pour the cocoa into a dish, and roll each truffle in the cocoa to coat Place each truffle on a baking sheet, lined with waxed-paper. Put them back into the fridge to set These should taste like peanut butter cups! So, there you go. We don’t bake. Tell us how it goes! Published by Jennica B. Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Life and Styles DEAR WOMEN Life and Styles Escape from the BS Life and Styles It Is Still August Right?