Prickly Pear Seed Oil. It may sound like the last thing you want to put on your skin, but this super beauty oil is hitting the skincare market in a powerful way. If you have yet to hear of this wonder-working skincare ingredient gained from the oil of a cactus plant, you’re in for a treat. Rich in antioxidants and boasting the highest concentration of vitamin E on the skincare market, Prickly Pear Seed Oil – also known as Indian Fig or Barbary Oil – packs a punch of natural goodness for your skin.
Beloved for centuries, it’s a truly versatile oil and revered in cultures around the world. From healing wounds to treating sickness, the oil has been now been introduced into the skincare world and accepted with open arms due to the amazing, healing benefits of its properties.
What Are the Benefits of Prickly Pear Seed Oil?
The world of skincare is not immune to the hype of new ingredients and products, but in the case of prickly pear oil, it’s obvious that the benefits for your skin are numerous and the buzz is actually true.
Hydrate, Soften and Plump
No matter the time of year, most people are prone to dry skin due to exposure to harsh conditions and environments. From the sun to toxins in the air, there are many external forces that work to drain our skin of its naturally dewy and hydrated glow. In order to rid your skin of those dry and rough patches, you need a product with ingredients that replenish and restore the natural oil balance of your skin.
With each nutrient-rich drop, Prickly Pear Seed Oil adds Omega 6 back into your skin to help hydrate and restore. Omega 9 is also found in high concentration in the oil which helps to seal in moisture and increase the skin’s ability to absorb healing oils and serums.
2. Prevents and Reduces Wrinkles, Dark Spots and Sun Damage
With a high concentration of vitamin K and vitamin E, prickly pear oil works hard to prevent and reduce wrinkles and fine lines, leaving your skin smooth and fresh without a greasy residue.
And if you’re suffering from too much sun exposure, prickly pear seed oil is also for you. Polyphenols, a super ingredient also found in the plant-based oil, help treat and prevent sun damage thanks to their high antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
3. Produces Fresh and Nourished Skin
Because the skin on your face is extremely delicate, it’s important to treat it with care and high-quality ingredients. While glowing skin is not unattainable, it’s very rare to be able to achieve truly nourished skin if you are not actively working to boost and restore it. Fatty acids are the main ingredient that helps replenish collagen, the property in your skin that determines its elasticity and youthfulness.
While other beauty oils on the market – such as argan oil and palm oil – boast the same fatty acids make up as prickly pear seed oil, the quantity of essential fatty acids in prickly pear oil blows other leading cosmetic oils out of the water.
4. Works to Reduce Acne and Decrease Redness
If you find yourself suffering from common skin ailments such as continual redness and acne, skip the harsh chemical products and restore the balance of your skin with prickly pear oil. Although it may seem counterintuitive to put an oil product on acne-prone skin, the antiseptic properties of prickly pear seed oil actually work to remove the bacteria and inflammation that often causes acne.
Use the oil 1-2 times per day on irritable skin and watch it help reduce your breakouts, redness, scars, and other skin conditions that may be plaguing you.
5. Soothes Itch and Irritation
If you find your skin itchy and irritated from common skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea, you may want to set aside other topical creams and antiseptics and try the soothing properties of prickly pear seed oil. Because of a high level of naturally derived nutrients such as vitamin E, polysaccharides, antioxidants, and tocopherols, it works wonders on dry and irritated skin.
And because of the intensity of the oil, a little bit goes a long way. Make your own eczema lotion with a carrier oil such as coconut and a few drops of prickly pear oil. Use it all over your body as a soothing and restorative balm.
How to Incorporate Prickly Pear Seed Oil into Your Skincare Routine
From Omega 6 and 9 to vitamins K, E, and A, the benefits of prickly pear oil for your skin are numerous, but in addition to its amazing properties, the oil itself is non-comedogenic, meaning you can incorporate it into your daily skincare routine without any negative side effects like blocked pores.
Start by cleansing your face with a natural-based, mild cleanser to remove the makeup and dirt that your face has picked up throughout the day.
Then, in both the morning and evening use anywhere from 1-3 drops of a quality prickly pear oil on your face, neck, hands, and even hair to restore and refresh your skin. Because of the hydrating qualities of the oil, there’s no need to follow up with a cream-based moisturizer, rather let your skin breathe and absorb all the nutrients of the oil throughout the day or while you sleep.
For a mid-day refresh, take one drop of the oil and gently massage it into any irritated or dry patches on your skin.
The more preventative measures we can take in our skincare routine the better off our skin will be in the long run. If you’re suffering from skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea this oil with its high concentration of nutrients can help calm your skin throughout the day and restore it to its natural and beautiful condition.
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