Sunflower oil has been used medicinally for generations. First produced in Russia in the mid-1800s, it is now sourced mainly from Argentina and Ukraine but is used throughout the world.
From asthma to arthritis, sunflower oils have many properties that make it more than just a pretty face. Rich in fatty acids that work as antioxidants, it’s a powerful weapon in the fight against free radicals, protecting the body from aging and disease. For this reason, it’s an excellent addition to skin, face and hair care products.
A powerful antioxidant, vitamin E scavenges for free radicals that cause signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin. In the long term this will help you stay younger longer.
The omega-6 fatty acids in sunflower oils decreases inflammation and restores lipids in damaged skin. Research shows the fatty acids also keep your skin barrier healthy and reduce water loss. These benefits are very helpful for dealing with dermatitis.
The vitamin K keeps skin elastin healthy. Elastin is the protein that makes up the connective tissue in skin. This means sunflower oil improves wound healing and scar reduction.
It has been proven to be safe for skin, and even reduced infection in babies!