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Natural Skin Care using Evening Primrose Oil

Author: Laura Thomas

Most women who have ever suffered from pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) or PMT as it is often known, is well aware of evening primrose oil and how it can be used to modify their symptoms and many husbands are equally aware of its effects in this respect!  However, skin care products are not often associated with this oil yet it is used by many women to keep their skin in good condition. Why is this?

The main components of evening primrose oil are gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids that are used by the body in the regulation of several biochemical and hormonal processes such as regulation of the function of your heart, your mood and also the way that your body uses insulin. However, it is also an anti-inflammatory, and that is probably why it offers such a beneficial effect to your skin.

Evening primrose oil can be used to treat eczema and other skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis, both orally and topically. If you use EP capsules to reduce the effects of the menopause, and also suffer from any of these conditions, try opening a capsule and rubbing it on one of the effective areas and then monitor it. You should eventually notice a difference between the treated and untreated areas.

It also moisturizes your skin and keeps it soft, even when exposed to the harsh chemicals found in washing up liquids and other cleaning products. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are the classic properties needed of a substance to prevent or moderate the inflammatory of the immune system to triggers such as the damage caused by conditions such as acne, promoted mainly by the bacterial infection of the pores of the skin that have been plugged by excess sebum or skin oil

You can rub in evening primrose oil to have the opposite effect and smooth and help clean the pores, and then heal any damage caused by the acne to the skin. In this way scars caused by the pustules can be minimized. When it used on inflammatory skin conditions, it soothes the burning sensation of eczema, and helps to alleviate the redness and itching of that and of acne and psoriasis.  The oil has also been found effective in treating various forms of dermatitis, including some severe industrial forms of the condition.

It also offers many other benefits to your skin, including rejuvenating old and dry skin, removing small wrinkles around your mouth and eyes, helping to make your skin feel silky and smooth, removing minor blemishes, helping to smooth and cure acne skin and accelerating the rejuvenation of skin affected by psoriasis.

Although the raw unadulterated oil is most effective, as is that contained within the evening primrose capsules, skin care products that include evening primrose oil as an ingredient are also useful, the efficacy  increasing with increasing content of the oil. The unrefined evening primrose oil is an effective moisturizer that helps your skin to look full and fresh, and an added benefit of it being used on acne and other skin conditions is that it helps to heal wounds

Evening primrose oil is an effective skin cleanser and moisturizer that is preferred to any of the proprietary brands that can contain a number of harsh chemicals intended to impart certain properties to the product as opposed to your skin. It is natural skin care at its best.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/skin-care-articles/natural-skin-care-using-evening-primrose-oil-1115652.html

About the Author

For further information about natural skin care products visit Laura's website Castle Baths, and learn how evening primrose oil can help your skin at Evenenig Promrose Oil For Skin Care and take a major step towards reducing the effects of inflammatory skin conditions on your looks.


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