Also known as ‘Starflower’, Borage Oil is one of the nature’s best kept secrets that effectively flushes out toxins from your skin and locks in the moisture – all thanks to its rich Gamma Linolenic Acid content (GLA).
With so many commercial and organic skincare treatments available on the market, it’s very easy to get confused about which products and formulations will give you the best results for your individual skin conditions. However, if you question an esthetician or dermatologist, they would not deny the well-researched, impressive and the amazing benefits of Borage Oil for your skin.
What makes Borage Oil better than other GLA containing Oils?
Borage Oil is the richest known source of Gamma Linolenic Acid (about 17-25%), which is much higher than other good sources of GLAs like Evening Primrose Oil and Blackcurrant Seed Oil. Borage Oil also has a high Vitamin A and Vitamin C content and micronutrients like niacin, choline, thiamine, riboflavin and more. The presence of proteins, minerals and fatty acids, makes it a perfect pick for skin regeneration and healing. The high Vitamin C content in this oil helps in accelerating skin repair.
The Perks and the Benefits of Borage Oil
1. Fighting Inflammation and Acne
Borage Oil contains GLA and Omega 6 Fatty Acids, which is primarily responsible for fighting inflammation in your body. The oil when applied topically can help in treating skin conditions like acne and skin reddening or, rosacea. According to studies, Borage Oil is a well-known medicinal treatment to kill bacteria Acne Vulgaris, which is primarily responsible for the growth and spread of acne in the oil rich areas of your skin.
2. Skin Moisturizer and Oil Balancer
Besides GLA and Omega 6 Fatty Acids, some of the other chief nutrients found in Borage Seed Oil are Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Icosenoic Acid and Docosenoic Acid. These fatty acids provide excellent and long lasting hydration to your skin. Not only does it work as a great moisturizer, but it is known to balance your skin’s natural oils as well. Therefore, it is a good pick for sensitive skin or, Kapha type of Ayurvedic Dosha, wherein balancing skin sebum production can help in combating various skin related issues.
Borage oil can fight free radicals from your skin and body and thus, can delay premature aging.
The 5 essential qualities of Borage Oil are:
4. Supports Healthy Scalp
The anti-inflammatory properties of Borage Oil helps in treating scalp conditions such as dandruff and other fungal infections. If you are a chronic sufferer of folliculitis (an inflammation and damage to the hair follicles) and consequently, experiencing hair thinning due to it, then Borage Oil might be the ultimate Ayurvedic treatment option for you.
5. Treating Other Skin Conditions like Eczema and Psoriasis
According to a study, people who are affected with skin disorders such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, rosacea and psoriasis, show a significant decrease in Gamma Linolenic Acid 3 levels in their body which is due to the reduction in the activities of some ‘lazy enzymes’ that works against these inflammatory conditions. This results in characteristic dry skin and trans-epidermal water loss, leading to skin ailments.
Since Borage Oil is rich in GLA, it acts as a direct source of GLA and thus, triggers the production of these ‘good enzymes’ to restore back your youthful skin.
Borage Oil is also highly recommended for treating skin conditions in babies such as dry scales and crusts of scalp, face and eyelids. Borage Seed Oil effectively gets absorbed into the skin and thus, helps in the alleviation of inflammatory symptoms associated with most skin disorders.
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