Sunflower plants not only provide us with big, beautiful, eye catching flowers that will never fail to put a smile on your face, they also have some fascinating benefits for our skin.
High in Linoleic Fatty Acid
One of the main properties that makes sunflowers so good for our skin, is the impressive fatty acid content that these plants contain. Sunflower Seed Oil contains a high percentage of Linoleic Acid, which is great for acne prone skin. If you are prone to acne, it is likely that you are deficient in linoleic acid but your skin has a high concentration of oleic acid which makes your sebum thick and sticky, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. Using products containing Sunflower Seed Oil will soften the sebum our skin produces, making clogged pores less likely.
A Natural Antioxidant
The high vitamin E content in Sunflower Seed Oil makes it a particular good, all natural, anti-ageing ingredient. The vitamin E will neutralize free radicals in the skin, which contribute to damaging the skin cells and leads to premature ageing. The vitamin E will protect the collagen and elastic in the skin from diminishing as we age, helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
Help Prevent Sun Damage
Whilst I wouldn't recommend only using Sunflower Seed Oil to protect your skin from the sun, it certainly does provide a certain level of protection. The vitamin E in Sunflower Seed Oil will prevent skin cell damage and the oil itself forms a protective barrier to shield your skin from the harmful UV rays.
Emollient, Hydrating and Moisturising
Skin care products that contain Sunflower Seed Oil are very moisturising and hydrating for the skin, without feeling heavy or leaving an oily residue. It helps the skin to retain moisture by forming a protective barrier over the skin, locking in that moisture.
So lets take a look at some of our favourite products containing Sunflower Seed Oil.
A skin softening and oil balancing cleanser to remove all traces of makeup with ease. This luxurious cleanser leaves the skin feeling hydrated and moisturised and is perfect for normal to dry skin types. It also contains coconut oil so is great for adding extra healing benefits for the skin.
Brighten, smooth and firm your skin with this beautiful serum from Hynt Beauty. The texture feels silky smooth and light, with a liquid gel texture. Free from anything artificial, this serum has natural antibacterial properties to help fight acne, as well as plant and flower extracts that are known for their resurfacing and firming properties. Suitable for all skin types.
This mask is a must have after a late night to perk up tired skin! Suitable for all skin types, the high concentration is Sunflower Seed Oil in this product will help your skin appear plump, glowing and feel hydrated. Apply to dry skin and leave it on for up to 20 minutes, it provides you skin with a boost of moisture to heal dry areas and balance oily areas.
A nourishing and moisturising face cream for normal to dry skin types. This cream helps to improve the texture and tone of your skin, resulting in a smoother and hydrated feel with a radiant glow. It also helps to repair damaged skin cells and precent further damage. The rich texture makes it great for skin that is prone to dryness, or feeling tight straight after cleansing. Suitable for using morning and night.