Reasons Why Flaxseeds Are Amazing For Your Skin
By: Kratika Wed, 28 Oct 2020 6:25 PM
Don’t let the small and simple flax seed fool you. It is one of the richest plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids and a whole lot of other essential nutrients. Include this tiny seed into your daily diet and bring new levels of health and beauty into your life.
Flax seeds are one of man’s earliest cultivated ‘superfoods’, tracing their history to 3000 BC in Babylon. There are tales of King Charlemagne who made it compulsory for his subjects to consume flax seeds daily.
Somewhere between then and now, the seed got pushed to the back shelf. It’s time to bring flax seeds benefits back upfront.
The seeds contain just the right amount of fiber, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, and are excellent for your skin, hair and overall health.
# Encourages healthy bowel movement
If the inside of your body is performing perfectly, the result will show on your skin. A healthy, proper bowel movement prevents skin diseases and encourages newer healthier skin cells.
# Keeps skin healthy
The omega-3 fatty acids in flax seeds minimize skin rashes, irritation, and redness, and also help wounds heal faster.
# Moisturises skin
Flax seeds help the body secrete more oil, and keep it soft and supple, making it perfect for your winter diet. Massaging the skin with flaxseed oil prevents moisture from escaping and also keeps wrinkles at bay.
# Protects from the sun
Flax seeds offer protection against skin damage from sun exposure and prevent skin cancer.
# Fights acne
Flax seeds control the production of sebum that could lead to acne. For acne-free skin, eat 1-2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds daily.
# Stops hair breakage
Eating flax seeds makes your hair elastic and strong, and prevents hair breakage.
# Prevents dandruff
Use flaxseed oil for hair to keep your scalp nourished and moisturized, and prevent flaking and dandruff. After applying flaxseed oil use Head & Shoulders Lemon Fresh shampoo for further dandruff reduction.
# Fights male baldness
Flax seeds fight the enzyme that leads to male baldness.
The only downside is that our bodies cannot digest whole flax seeds. In their powdered form, there are many ways you can add them to your diet.