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How sesame oil (til) benefits the skin

Sesame seeds are a big part of both Indian and western cuisine, but do you know about their numerous beauty benefits?

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | December 7, 2019 6:06:22 pm
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Sesame seeds, popularly known as ‘til‘ in Hindi are mildly fragrant seed variants. They add a lovely crunch to many Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. The benefits of sesame seeds go beyond the culinary, and this nutrient-dense condiment is good for our body as well. Sesame seeds include a combination of vitamins and minerals which are known to treat a variety of skin ailments and are good for the hair, too. Here are some beauty benefits that will help you uncover all the hype around this underrated condiment.

Boosts skin health

The oil present in sesame seeds can do wonders for your skin because it keeps it soft and supple. Posing anti-inflammatory properties, it is known to heal redness and other facial skin issues from within.

Encourages hair growth

Sesame seeds contain essential fatty acids such as omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 which promote hair growth. It stimulates hair growth by nourishing, conditioning, and promoting a healthy scalp. A regular massage with warm sesame oil increases the blood circulation by deeply penetrating into the hair scalp.

Treats sunburns

Sesame seed oil can help treat suntan and sunburns. It prevents the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun from damaging your skin, thus preventing the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation in the longer run. Regular usage of this oil significantly reduces the risk of skin cancer and prevents the skin from getting affected.

Detoxifies skin

Molecules of sesame seed oil have the property of attracting oil-soluble toxins. No wonder then that sesame seeds need to be added to your beauty regime at the earliest. Every night, wash your face and apply a mix of the oil with vinegar and water (1/2 cup sesame seed oil+1/2 cup apple cider vinegar+1/4 cup water).

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