By now many are familiar with the amazing benefits of Siberian Cedar oil as a health supplement – it has been used traditionally to treat a variety of ailments, and those who use it have reported many benefits unique to their body. A lesser known use for cedar oil is its use for cosmetic purposes.
Skincare and Vitamin E
If you’re one for reading ingredients lists – more often than not you will find the presence of vitamin E in your skincare products – especially things like moisturisers and serums. There are good reasons for this – vitamin E when used topically has been known to prevent damage to the skin from free radicals.
In addition to this, vitamin E has a unique moisturising and hydrating effect on the skin. This effect is due to its emollient and humectant properties – in other words, it draws water to the skin and essentially ‘traps’ it, which means it can be valuable as a skin repair tool.
Vitamin E in Cedar nut oil
One of the main reasons why cedar nut oil is such a good tool for cosmetics and skincare is that it is incredibly rich in vitamin E. The nuts themselves contain roughly 9mg of vitamin E per 100g of nuts – which means that the oil made from the nuts is rich in it too.
How to use Cedar nut oil as a Cosmetic
Since we have been using cedar nut oil, we have experimented with many different ways of using it. Here are some of our suggestions:
- using it as a makeup remover – this is a gentle and moisturising way of removing your makeup that leaves your skin feeling hydrated and soft
- adding it to a face mask – leaving the oil on your face in a face mask means that it has ample time to soak into the skin, making the most of its healing and regenerative effects
- face creams and balms – due to its healing properties and rich vitamin E content it makes the perfect ingredient for face creams, another way to ensure that the oil soaks into the skin well