Growing up, sunflowers used to be my absolute favorite. The brilliant, bright and beautiful yellow made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and I thought the world seemed like a better place just because sunflowers existed. Little did I know that the sunflower plant is not just beautiful to look at but it also has some incredible benefits for the human body as well.
The plant’s oil is rich in vitamins and nutrients, making it a great option for healthy cooking. But it’s merit doesn’t end just there. Infact, the oil also has some amazing benefits for the skin as well, making it look beautifully dewy, nourished and healthy when incorporated as part of your skincare, and can help address more than just a few skin ailments.
However, as a beginner, one can feel at a loss about how to incorporate an oil into their skincare routine. Especially if you have oily skin, you’re bound to be wary of it. But rest assured, sunflower oil can be a great addition to your routine and we’ll tell you how. So if you’re interested to learn more about it, stick around until the end.
What are the benefits of sunflower oil?
Moisturizes the skin
Sunflower oil contains linoleum acid which helps it maintain the skin’s natural barrier, lending it the ability to retain moisture. It is an extremely nourishing and hydrating moisturizer and along with its potent anti-inflammatory properties, it makes a great remedy for those with drying skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Works like a charm for those with sensitive skin.
Cleanses the skin
Cleansing your face using oil? Yes please. It might sound absurd, but if you’re someone who has really sensitive skin and or don’t like to use chemical products on your face, then sunflower oil is just perfect for you. It works wonderfully as a natural cleanser, helping you decongest pores, and get rid of dirt and oil buildup, giving you clearer skin.
Protects the skin
Sunflower oil contains antioxidants like vitamin E which help protect the skin against damage due to sun exposure. It also works wonderfully when it comes to fight off free radicals that are known to wreak havoc on the skin, causing premature aging and wrinkles.
Brightens the skin
Sunflower oil can help even out and brighten the skin’s complexion with regular use. It can also reduce sensitivity to the sun’s UV rays and facilitate the lightening of skin in case of an unwanted tan.
As we grow older we tend to see more wrinkles on our face and although it is a part of aging, it can upset many. With its ability to retain moisture and with protective antioxidants, sunflower oil can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making you look years younger.
Doesn’t trigger breakouts
Despite being highly absorbent, sunflower oil does not clog the pores as it is non-comedogenic. This means fewer acne breakouts as a result of using this oil. Infact, it is known for its ability to heal wounds and can help soothe and heal angry breakouts. This makes it perfectly suitable for use by those who have acne prone skin.
With potent anti-inflammatory properties, sunflower oil can help to soothe skin irritation, and being extremely gentle, it can work for all skin types.
How can it be used?
The benefits of sunflower oil are many, and incorporating it into your daily skincare routine can help transform the skin, making it look healthier and more radiant. It can be used as a:
Cleanser: As part of your double cleansing, simply pour a small amount on a cotton pad and cleanse your skin of any makeup, dirt or sweat. Follow with your water-based cleanser and pat dry.
Moisturizer: Cleanse and tone your skin as normal and apply a few drops of sunflower oil and massage it into the skin in gentle circular motions. Focus on areas that are dry or need added love and care. Do the rest of your skincare steps as usual.
Facial oil: To give your skin an added boost of hydration, apply a few extra few drops of the oil onto your skin for a subtle dew and glow.
Sunflower oil and Leovard
Owing to its plethora of skin benefits, sunflower oil is found in many of Leovard’s products, including the Multicleanser, Multicream, Serum, and Oil Fusion. Along with several other nourishing and healing ingredients, sunflower oil as part of this natural and organic skin care line can do wonders for your skin, making it look naturally beautiful and luscious.
Nature’s gifts are bountiful, and one such gift is undoubtedly sunflower oil. With it’s plentiful benefits, it’s still an absolute wonder why more and more people aren’t using it. And if you’re one of them, you can fix that by heading over to our website to place an order for one of our fantastic products right now!