Out in the sun tanning is one of the most common problems that is faced by everyone, both during the summers as well as winters. Who doesn’t like going out to the beach to get some sun and sand? During the harsh winters, a good walk in a sunny morning can brighten up the day. It is all good until we burn our skin and get a bad, patchy tan.
Isn’t walking around the beach, surfing, swimming and doing whatever you want, the happiest feeling ever? However, it is extremely important for you to put on sunscreen before stepping out in the sun, and if you are planning to stay longer then it’s always good carry a sunscreen. Most dermatologists will recommend you to wear at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from the sun damage.
Why does our skin tan?
There is a pigment called melanin in our body that gives colour to our skin. Dark-skinned people have more melanin than fair-skinned people. Melanin helps protect our skin from getting damaged by UVA. When you stay out longer in the sun, there is more production of melanin to protect the skin from getting damaged. As more and more melanin is produced, the skin keeps getting darker, or what we known as tan.
Can oils help in reducing tan?
Natural oils devoid of chemicals and additives, contain a lot of essential fatty acids and vitamins. The presence of Vitamin E and antioxidants in oils make them very good for our skin and hair. The different fatty acids and antioxidants works synergistically in healing and treating many skin and scalp conditions. Vitamin E is effective in reducing UV damage caused by the sun to our skin.
So yes, when used regularly oils can actually help in reducing tan and dark spots formed over.
Why use Moringa Oil?
Moringa oil is packed with nutrients. It is very rich in vitamin E, Behenic acid, vitamin C and antioxidants. Moringa oil is also an age old healing and beautifying oil. This oil is very popular in the cosmetic industry and has many benefits that include nourishment to scalp and hair, reduction of stubborn blemishes, scar marks and tan. It also cures many skin complications and is used as an integral component in soaps and body washes, perfumes and deodorants. Moringa oil is an excellent source of vitamin E and minerals. In ancient times, it was used as a remedy to treat a plethora of diseases.
How to use this oil?
1. Use it instead of a moisturiser
Take 3-4 drops of moringa oil, apply it all over your face. You face will remain hydrated and moisturised for a good period of time. And slowly you will see your darks spots diminishing.
2. Use it as a skin repair oil before going to bed at night
Take a few drops of the oil and massage your face gently with it. Remember, you must always apply oil on a clean face.
What should I see before buying Moringa oil?
This applies not just for moringa oil, but for any carrier oil you buy. Make sure to see if it is organic, cold pressed and free from fragrances and colour pigments. It should not contain any mineral oil or vegetable oil. Many of us are not aware of the fact that skin is the largest organ of our body so, over 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our body. Toxic chemicals are found in almost all the beauty products these days. The phrase “prevention is better than cure” is relevant here because before applying anything in our skin we should know is this really good for us. So, it is really important for us to educate one another to make conscious decisions on what we are applying on our skin. Don’t you think your skin deserves the best?
Where can I get good quality, cold pressed, extra virgin Moringa oil?
You can buy cold pressed, extra virgin Moringa oil from here. The oils come in glass bottles so you don’t have to worry about leaching as it can happen with plastic. Plus you needn’t even worry about the use of plastic in packaging or shipping. It’s all plastic free!
It is always recommended to dilute essential oil before use. You can dilute it either with a carrier oil (like coconut, almond) or with a hydrosol (like rose, basil).
Iv a bit worried applying essential oil oil neat on face ,can it burn and damage ??
Do you need to use base oil , olive , coconut , almond ??
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