We caught up with our friends at Balance Me to gain a deeper understanding of the essential nourishing & healing wonders of Sesame Seed Oil.
So what exactly is Sesame Seed Oil?
Sesame Seed Oil is one of the oldest oil seed crops known to humanity and has been used as a healing oil for many years. By nature it is extremely nourishing and rich in vitamins E, D and B complex, hence why it finds itself as an active ingredient in modern cosmetics, especially in skincare.
Why is it good for the skin?
Sesame oil is packed full of essential fatty acids making it an excellent moisturiser, packed full of ingredients that leave the skin feeling soft and silky. It is often found as an ingredient in body oils, like the Balance Me Super Moisturising Body Oil as it’s highly viscous, therefore making it excellent as a massage oil. Thanks to its high penetrative power, it sinks deeply into the pores of the skin and works from the outside in to regulate blood circulation. Moreover, with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, Sesame oil is effective at preventing skin rashes and will speed up the healing process for skin wounds.
What are the top 3 key benefits of Sesame Seed Oil for the skin?
- Prevents Bacterial Infections
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, Sesame oil can be used to help quickly heal inflamed or wounded skin. It is also particularly effective at treating conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as the oil penetrates deeply, providing a detoxifying effect and resulting in renewed skin that is packed full of moisture.
- Powerful Anti-Ageing Properties
One of the most exciting benefits of Sesame oil is that it can slow down the pace of ageing by preventing skin cells from oxidising, it also works to rejuvenate the skin when massaged in circular motions.
- Deeply Moisturising
Sesame oil enjoys the reputation of being the most moisturising out of all the natural oils. It nourishes both the outer layer of the skin but also deeply penetrates the inner layers, keeping skin softer and suppler for longer.
How to Use Sesame Seed Oil on The Skin?
Sesame oil is one of the key ingredients in the 100% natural, Balance Me Super Moisturising Body Oil and can be used as a body treatment in a variety of ways. Firstly, one of the best ways to apply it is after a hot shower to slowly massage the oil into the skin. A further way is to massage it into the skin before you shower as the Sesame oil is effective at eliminating toxins, so washing your body after applying it will aid the easy removal of toxins. Lastly, why not add a cap full of the Super Moisturising Body Oil to your bath? Not only is the aromatherapy-inspired scent extremely relaxing, but your skin will stay moisturised throughout the day. The Super Moisturising Body Oil was created by one of the co-founders of Balance Me, Rebecca, during her first pregnancy and remains a firm favourite with pregnant women.