Every so often a truly multi-functional skincare product comes along and is able to revolutionize our everyday beauty routines. 2019 is the year of prickly pear seed oil and experts are saying the botanically-based serum should be present in every skincare routine, especially those who struggle with skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and aging.
And while many products on the markets are touted as the holy grail of the skincare world, few come close to the powerful makeup of vitamins and antioxidants found in prickly pear seed oil. With over 150% more vitamin E than other natural cosmetic oils (such as argan or aloe) prickly pear seed oil offers immense benefits for women and men alike.
These simple and effective tips will show you how to incorporate an organic prickly pear seed oil into your everyday routine and shares additional benefits of this powerful, natural product.
How to Use Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Prickly Pear Seed Oil is best used on a daily basis and because the oil is non-condegemic it’s safe to use during both your morning and evening skincare routine. Because it’s a naturally hydrating product follow these steps after cleansing your skin.
1. Apply 1-2 drops of the product onto your hands
A little goes a long way with prickly pear seed oil. Apply the oil to your hands instead of a cotton pad to avoid wasting any of the product.
2. Massage the oil into your skin working upward to avoid pulling on your skin and causing any additional issues
Facial massages are easy to do on your own and help stimulate your blood cells and promote firmer, toned facial skin. If you’re looking to take your facial massages to the next level, try a jade roller for an extra benefit.
3. Use prickly pear seed oil as a standalone serum and moisturizer or layer it with your favorite moisturizer
If your skin is feeling particularly dry - especially during the winter months - go ahead and layer your favorite natural moisturizer over the prickly pear seed oil serum. Your skin will drink in the extra moisture and thank you with a glowing radiant complexion.
When To Use Prickly Pear Seed Oil
1. Use prickly pear seed oil after your morning for a glowing complexion
While many people shy away from using serums during their morning routine prickly pear seed oil will never leave a greasy residue and instantly absorbs into your skin.
2. Use prickly pear seed oil in the evening for extra hydration
If you have some extra time in the evening, give your skin some attention with a multi-step skincare routine - including a 100% natural prickly pear seed oil.
Other Uses of Prickly Pear Seed Oil
1. Eye Cream
Use the oil as a natural eye cream to reduce puffiness and dark circles.
2. Body Moisturizer
If you have any product left over on your hands, use it as a luxurious body moisturizer for all over hydration.
3. Eczema and Psoriasis Cream
Because of the immense natural benefits of prickly pear seed oil, it’s a highly effective treatment for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Learn more about its healing powers here.
Natural Benefits of Prickly Pear Seed Oil
1. Vitamin K
Sabrah is an excellent source of Vitamin K, a favorite component among skin care experts due to its role in the prevention of wrinkles. By preventing the absorption of calcium into your skin’s fibers, vitamin K helps to prevent the development of fine lines. Vitamin K can also aid in the treatment of other skin conditions such as stretch marks, scars, bruises, acne, and burns.
2. Vitamin E
Tocopherol is the form of Vitamin E that is preferentially absorbed and accumulated. Tocopherol is an excellent moisturizer and has potent antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are used to heal, regenerate and restore the skin and along with essential fatty acids make the oil more stable. Tocopherol protects the skin against cell mutation from the sun and pollution. It’s also an anti-inflammatory, so it calms and hydrates sensitive skin.
3. Omega 6 or Linoleic Acid
Omega 6 is an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid that is not synthesized by the human body and has to be delivered externally. Its role is critical to the appearance and barrier function of the skin. It helps retain moisture and can also influence the inflammatory response of the skin.
Polyphenol compounds are antioxidant, antistress, anti-inflammatory agents that prevent skin from UV damage. Polyphenols help prevent and treat already sun damaged skin and can help with redness and irritation.
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