Massages: Natural Oil Home Remedies for Skin, Hair and Body Care
Mustard oil contains good percentage of Omeg Alpha - 3 and Omeg Alpha- 6 fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin E. This oil is generally used as cooking oil, but did you know mustard oil also does wonders to your face, hair and skin? Charoo Chawla Anand, Director Blliis by Ravissant tells us how…
Mustard oil - An Excellent Moisturiser
If you have a dry skin or dry patches in your body, getting a mustard oil massage will help moisturise the skin. As a matter of fact, you can do spot massages once in a week to retain the suppleness of the skin.
Body massage using mustard oil regularly is said to give a flawless skin as it acts on pigmentation and reduces it. You can gently massage even your face with mustard oil once every week to get the same effect.
Mustard oil - Acts against fungal and yeast infections:
If you are prone to get fungal and yeast infections, massaging your body with mustard oil frequently will keep them at bay as it has allyl isothocyanate that acts against these infections.
Mustard oil - Acts as an Anti-arthritic and anti-rheumatic medication:
It is an excellent remedy for those suffering for arthritis and rheumatic ailments. Massaging the joints and the entire body will reduce the pain and give relief. A warm massage is said to be more effective.
Mustard oil - Enhances Blood Circulation:
Circulation of blood to skin increases when the body one uses mustard oil for massaging. This is more effective when warm oil is used. This is one of the reasons why most of the masseuses use a combination of mustard oil with other such oils while massaging to stimulate the blood flow.
Mustard oil - Cleanses the Skin:
Mustard oil can be used as an effective skin cleanser. Massaging the body and face with this oil removes dirt and also cleans the clogged pores. However, people having very oily skin in face should not use this frequently.
Mustard oil - Provides Relaxation and Rejuvenation
The oil when massaged not only relieves pain but also provides relaxation to the stressed and tensed muscles. The skin is nourished and rejuvenated as the blood flow is increased.
Mustard oil - Hair loss prevention
Mustard oil is a proven hair vitaliser. This is commonly used in most Asian countries for massaging the hair. Even popular salons use warm mustard oil to give the hair immediate shine.
It is not an exaggeration to say that mustard oil is THE massaging oil. One more positive aspect of this oil is that it is much cheaper than other oils like olive oil, almond oil etc that are used for massaging.
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