Ancient use of sunflower for Beauty
Use of organic compounds is very old. Organic compounds were used for skin care and some people of ancient times also knew medicinal benefits of organic compound. They used some weeds, flowers, seeds, stem extracts and also fruits. As they use these organic materials directly but they did not know about their nutritional effect and vitamins present in them. For instance sunflower oil has soothing quality for skin, they knew it, but it has Vitamin E they did not know. With the passage of time and modernization science revealed great knowledge of these organic substances.
Vitamin E (moisturizer and anti aging agent)
Sunflower is directly used (in the form of flower) is not useful as its extract and oil is useful. Sunflower oil is known for its multi benefits and advantages. Sunflower contains Vitamin E which gives our skin a soothing effect and keeps it hydrated. Actually Vitamin E protects collagen (it is the fibrous protein of connective tissues enriched with glycine and proline) and elastin in our skin these both compounds keep our skin moisturized these both substances keep the skin young for a long time by providing our skin enough flexibility. In other words sunflower seed oil has an amazing anti aging effect on our skin. According to skin experts, use of products containing vitamin E with fatty acid (omega-6) reduce skin redness (inflammation), skin Acne and sunburn.
Types of Sunflower seed oil
Sunflower seed oil has three types/varieties:
· High oleic
These three types of sunflower oil are due to different combination of fatty acids (monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated fats).
Polyunsaturated fats contain omega -6 which heals wound rapidly (by developing new cells) and is also good for healthy hair. Monounsaturated sunflower oil contains omega-9 which lessens/ reduces high blood pressure and is a cancer preventing agent.
Phytochemicals (vitamin E, phenolic acid, lignans, betaine and choline etc) present in sunflower oil fight against cancer and aging. These chemicals also promote memory and our cardiovascular system.
Sunflower seed oil is actually a naturally occurred organic compound, therefore there are no side effects in using it at all. It has too many benefits for our body, especially for skin. It has a shiny effect on our skin and it does not make the skin greasy. It keeps our skin young due to the presence of antioxidants and Vitamin E.