You know how much I love natural oils for my hair and skin care, i'm currently obsessed with oils from the UK that can be commonly found yet are not widely used. I love Afro Hair and skin Co they use ingredients sourced from the British Isles. I love their Flow oil which contains Blackcurrant oil. Blackcurrant seed oil is a bit of a hidden treasure it helps to heal and regenerate the skin protecting the skin from free radicals [highly reactive eletrons ...yeah i still don't really get it but lets pretend....]
here are a few interesting benefits of Blackcurrant seed oil for the skin
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- Anti-inflammatory: GLA [Gamma-Linolenic Acid] contained in black currant seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties. That means, it can treat arthritis pain and swelling. Also, it can treat gastritis, which can be regarded as nothing but inflammation that occurs in the stomach region. The secret behind GLA’s power to treat gastritis, according to the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine, lies in its ability to stimulate the anti-inflammatory hormone prostaglandin-1’s production.
- Anti-aging: Black currant seed oil can provide anti-aging benefits, too, by suppressing the production of the compound prostaglandin E2. The mentioned compound is quite necessary for our body, as it helps in muscle contraction and various other activities. However, when its amount increases, the immune system suffers negatively. That can increase the chance of getting diseases that are age-related. According to the National Institute of Health, intake of black currant seed oil can significantly suppress the compound’s production, and boost immune system function as a result. Taking just 4.5gm of BCSO per day is sufficient to avail its anti-aging benefits. Many people call black currant seed oil ‘anti-aging superstar’. The reason is that the oil possesses the ability to repair, as well as protect, skin. It contains many antioxidants which ensure anti-aging effect. Other than that, it can act as a good detoxifying purifier, too.
- Moisterising: Black currant seed oil can prove to be an excellent moisturizing agent, especially, when it comes to restoring skin dryness and flakiness. Its moisturizing properties can soothe conditions such as eczema, itchy skin, and sensitive skin.
- Toning: Containing essential fatty acids, the oil can help your skin glow, become plump and firm. [source]