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Effects and precautions of applying flaxseed oil to the skin

The effects of flaxseed oil's omega-3 fatty acids have penetrated into the food, but I don't think it's very familiar when applied directly to the skin. You don't know how to actually use it on the skin, whether the effect is the same as when you ingest it, how much you use it, and how to store it. Here, I would like to introduce how to apply flaxseed oil to the skin and how to store it when using it on the skin. This is a must-see for anyone interested in skin care made from natural materials. Please refer to it.

Can flaxseed oil be applied to the skin?

Linseed oil is popular because it has a high effect on beauty and health. It is mainly used as food, but it seems that some people use it on their skin. Can flaxseed oil actually be applied to the skin? Let's also introduce how to use it on the skin and its effects.

Can flaxseed oil be applied to the skin?

When used on the skin, flaxseed oil prevents the evaporation of water from the skin and exerts a moisturizing effect. By doing so, it is also effective in improving rough skin. It can also be expected to be effective for dry skin in winter. It seems that it is the effect of oil in general that has a moisturizing effect rather than the effect peculiar to flaxseed oil, but it seems that there is no problem in applying it. However, the points to note when painting are summarized in the latter half of the article.

What is the effect of flaxseed oil on the skin?

What effect does flaxseed oil actually have on the skin? What is the difference between taking it as food and applying it directly to the skin? Here, let's introduce what kind of effect flaxseed oil has on the skin. I would like to explain if there is a difference between the effect of adjusting from the inside and the effect from the outside.

Ingesting flaxseed oil as a food is effective for stains

The effect of the omega-3 fatty acids contained in flaxseed oil makes the blood smoother, and as a result, the metabolism of the skin increases and the skin can be normalized, making it difficult for spots to occur due to turnover and activating the skin. By doing this more effectively, you can expect the effect of preventing stains from the inside. It also seems to have an effect on dry skin and atopy.

Therefore, I would like to expect an effect by applying it to the skin, but there is no direct effect when asked if it will prevent blemishes. However, "it can be prevented by ingesting it (as food)" and "it is easy to adjust the hormone balance because it resembles the components of female hormones", so it supports the body building that is hard to stain from the inside. There is a great effect.

The effect of applying it to the skin is currently unknown

Although edible flaxseed oil seems to have an improving effect on the skin, we could not find any information on the effect of applying it. It may be effective, but should it be unknown at this time? However, even if you want to apply it to your skin, please note the following points.

Precautions when applying flaxseed oil

Up to this point, flaxseed oil is a natural ingredient that is good for the body, but it is also an oil with delicate properties. So what should you be aware of when applying to the skin? Here are some things to keep in mind when applying flaxseed oil to such skin, as well as how to store it.

Be careful about how to store flaxseed oil and when to apply it

Flaxseed oil is also a delicate oil. You should know how to store it and manage it.

As a point of proper storage of flaxseed oil, avoid the area around high heat and high temperature gas stoves and places exposed to direct sunlight. In addition, the light from fluorescent lamps also causes the oil to oxidize. Avoid places where it is exposed to light as much as possible, and store it in a dark and cool place. It is strictly forbidden to leave it in the car under the scorching sun on the way home from shopping.

Also, after opening, avoid contact with air for a long time to prevent oxidation. It is desirable to store it in the same cool and dark place as before opening. The expiry date before opening is the expiration date when it is not exposed to the air. Even if it is within the deadline after opening, use it within 1 to 2 months as a guide. It's a waste to throw away the oxidized flaxseed oil. Even if you use it, it may not be effective. You can expect the effect because you use it while keeping it fresh, so be sure to follow the expiration date and storage method.

Also, it is NG to use as sun oil before going out to the sunny place. Since it is an oil that easily oxidizes, it cannot play a role in controlling ultraviolet rays like sun oil, and it is exposed to sunlight with easily oxidizable substances permeating the skin. Even if you apply it, you should apply it before going to bed at night and wash it off in the morning.

Be careful if you have a tingling sensation after washing your face

Skin that feels tingling due to face washing and skin care is a danger signal. If you apply flaxseed oil as it is, it may cause inflammation and rough skin. Overdoing skin such as keratin care may also become inflamed by applying flaxseed oil.

In fact, the skin activates secretions such as sebum to protect itself, and by opening pores, it may become partially oily skin, and the small blood vessels of the skin can be seen through, resulting in uneven skin color. It may end up. Although flaxseed oil is 100% natural, it is not an ingredient that adapts to everyone who uses it. It may not be suitable for your skin, or it may cause rough skin by using it on skin that is not in the situation you should use now. In such cases, it is important to provide reasonable skin care and to wash your face with water only until the symptoms subside to normalize skin turnover and avoid skin problems.


I tried to summarize it assuming a scene where flaxseed oil is applied to the skin. Basically, it seems that it is better to take it as an edible product instead of applying it to the skin. Even if you expect the effect of moisturizing or applying directly to the skin, I think it is better to use it while watching the situation after understanding the property that it is easy to oxidize.

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