With increasing pollution, we suffer from a lot of health problems. We are exposed to polluted air, sun and water daily. This causes us our skin to age quickly. This deterioration can be seen with acne, dark spot, wrinkles and pigmentation.

You can surely opt for beauty treatments. This solves the problems temporary basis.That is why home remedies are the best solution.

Amongst many home remedies, mustard oil is effective. It is known for its pungent nutty taste and strong smell.

Three Types of Mustard Oil:

  1. It’s obtained from crushing the muster seeds. This is the stickiest form.
  2. By grinding seeds with water and then obtaining all the essential oils by distillation. This is the lightest form of mustard oil.
  3. Obtained by boiling muster seeds with base oil like almond. This type of mustard oil has properties like the base oil.

Mustard oil is rich in unsaturated and non-saturated fats. This makes it good for heart and perfect for people who want to stay fit. It has omegalpha-3, omegalpha-6 fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. Hence since the times of Ayurveda, mustard oil is known for its healing properties and very good for skin, hair and heart. You may want to try it over a small area to avoid any allergy.

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Benefits of Mustard Oil For Face:

There are lots of benefits of mustard oil. Our grandmothers have used them for beauty care. It is very beneficial for the skin. But since foreign labs have tested the mustard oil and found Erucic acid in it. It is always advised to do a patch test before using it.

Treats Tan:

Many of us have problem of tanning. The sun rays are very harsh. The depleting ozone layer increases the UV rays penetration. This causes tanning and skin problem. Mustard oil helps to soothe the tanned skin. It is advised to use mustard oil with Bengal gram flour. And apply as a face pack. Once dried, you can wash it off with cool water. For better results, regular use of this face pack is advised.

Evens Skin Tone:

Mustard oil when applied with equal parts of coconut oil improves skin tone. It increases blood circulation. This lightens the skin tone. After applying and massaging this mixture of oil in circular motion for 10 minutes, you should wipe it off with wet cotton cloth.

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Can Be Used as Sunscreen:

Mustard oil has high content of vitamin E. it is thick and viscous. This makes it effective sunscreen.  You can apply it on and save yourself from skin tanning and harmful UV rays. The vitamin E also prevents your skin from aging and is known for its anti-wrinkle properties.

Stimulates Sweating:

Mustard oil is known for stimulating sweat gland. You may apply it on or consume it. This will stimulate the sweat glands, thus making you sweat and removing the entire toxin from your body.

Heals Wound Quickly:

Another well-known benefit of mustard oil is treatment of rash. It has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Thus it heals wounds and rashes effectively. This prevents skin from drying, itching and becoming dull on the infected area. A massage of mustard oil rejuvenates skin and deeply cleansing the skin.

Dry Lip:

Mustard oil is also known to cure dry and chapped lips. One should put few drops of mustard oil in naval before sleeping in night. This makes lips full and lush pink overnight.

All this proves mustard oil as healthiest option for skin ailments. It is effective when used for cooking and also when used for topical application and massages. If in case you experience any discomfort or irritation. Then stop the use of mustard oil immediately. You may want to consult a doctor before using on babies.

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