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Want flawless and glowing skin? Here’s how flax seeds can do all that for you

You know flax seeds are wonder seeds. So, why not use them to benefit your skin? Read on to know more.
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Use ground flax seeds instead of using them as a whole. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 5 Jul 2021, 17:13 pm IST
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We all know how beneficial flax seeds are for both beauty and health. These seeds are normally used as a stool softener, to help with constipation as well as for hair care. But did you know these seeds also offer a plethora of skincare benefits? Flax seeds are rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants as well as fibre, and greatly moisturize and nourish your skin.

They have multiple uses and work like magic on your skin. Because these seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients and micronutrients, they can give your skin a healthy glow, making it clear and bright in a short span of time.

Here’s what flax seeds can do for your skin:
1. Adds a healthy glow to your face

Is it still your dream to achieve glowing skin? Flax seeds can do wonders to brighten the tone of your skin. It has antioxidants and a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids that can lighten scars, making your skin look more smooth and radiant. 

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Get soft and glowing skin with flax seeds. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Combats fine lines and wrinkles

Until now, flax seeds have served as the best home remedy that imparts a healthy glow to the skin. The same antioxidant properties soothe inflammation and irritation, thereby helping to soften fine lines and wrinkles. It also tightens the skin and prevents it from sagging.

3. Protects your skin from acne 

Want acne-free skin? Why not try flax seeds to solve your problem? Flax seeds can balance out estrogen in the body, thereby helping to regulate the production of excess sebum, the two main causes behind acne and breakouts. These properties of flax seed can treat acne. 

4. Soothes skin irritation

The omega-3 fatty acids help your skin with more hydration, and retain the moisture inside. Plus, it has fibre which can also speed up the skin’s healing process. Thus, applying flax seeds to the face can combat skin irritation, inflammation, rashes, and redness, while encouraging skin cells to heal more quickly.

5. Moisturises your skin

To pamper dry skin, you can make a nourishing face pack using flax seeds. These seeds have moisturising properties, all thanks to omega-3 fatty acids. Therefore, flax seeds prevent your skin from drying out to keep it smooth. 

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You only need flaxseeds to deeply moisturise your skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
6. Skin rejuvenation

Flax seeds help to exfoliate and moisturise your skin at the same time. Isn’t it the best combination? Incorporating a flax seed face mask can work as an excellent exfoliator and remove dead skin, excess oil, impurities, and blackheads from the face. It not only tightens the pores but also replenishes skin completely. Thus, it is a complete skin rejuvenation product.

DIY method to prepare a flax seed face mask
  1. Mix flax seed powder with water to form a gel. 
  2. Apply the gel on the face and problem areas, leaving it to dry for at least 15 minutes. 
  3. Once it dries, wash it off with water and pat dry. 

The skin on your face should feel tight and firm. The flax seeds work in reducing the size of open pores on the face by reducing the secretion of excess oil.

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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