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Amazing Benefits Of Adding Mustard Oil To Your Beauty Regime

By: Rima Chowdhury

Have you ever heard about the beauty benefits of mustard oil for skin and hair? Being a rich source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants, mustard oil is considered as one of the healthiest oils to be used on skin and hair. Mustard oil has been used since ages in Ayurveda to treat several skin and hair problems.

Well, if you never thought about using mustard oil for your skin and hair care, here are few ways to make use of it in your beauty regime. After reading this article, we're sure you'd include mustard oil in your daily skin care routine, thanks to all its beauty benefits!

So, here's how to use mustard oil for beauty.


1. As A Natural Sunscreen

We all might be obsessed with sunscreens, but let us tell you that mustard oil is a natural sunscreen that you could use due to a high level of Vitamin E in this vegetable oil. The Vitamin E present in the mustard oil helps to protect your skin from the harsh sun rays and other environmental toxins. If you want to use mustard oil as your sunscreen, massage your face for some time with this magical oil.


2. For Chapped Lips

This has been one of the most effective remedies to treat chapped lips, especially during the winter days. If your lip balm fails to give you long-lasting results, you should dab some mustard oil and massage your lips with this. Mustard oil works as a natural moisturiser that helps to heal chapped lips easily.


3. Helps To Treat Dark Spots

Massaging your face regularly with mustard oil can help to treat dark spots on the face. It helps to fade away the dark spots and blemishes easily. All you need to do is take some besan and make a thick paste by adding some mustard oil to it. Now massage your face with this pack and wash off with cold water.


4. Prevents Graying Of Hair

Due to antibacterial and antifungal properties found in mustard oil, it helps in preventing the graying of hair. When massaged regularly, it prevents fungal infections on the scalp and hair. Mix equal quantities of olive oil and mustard oil and massage it on your scalp. Cover your hair with a warm towel and massage for a few minutes. Wash off with mild shampoo.


5. To Stimulate Hair Growth

Use of mustard oil is not only limited to these benefits, but it also helps to stimulate hair growth. Due to a high level of beta-carotene in mustard oil, it helps to stimulate hair growth and also strengthens the hair follicles. Also, mustard oil is an excellent source of iron, fatty acids, calcium and magnesium, all the essential ingredients that promote hair growth.


6. Helps To Whiten Your Teeth

Mix some lemon juice with mustard oil and massage your teeth with this mixture. Cleaning teeth with mustard can help to whiten your teeth naturally and also strengthen the gums. Regular practice will make your teeth shine and be stronger.


7. Improves Scalp Health

Due to antibacterial and anti-fungal properties found in mustard oil, it helps to keep your scalp in a good and healthy condition. Massaging your hair regularly with mustard oil can help to ward off dandruff and dry flakes from the scalp. Meanwhile, it also works to boost hair growth.


8. Works As A Natural Cleanser

Mustard helps to pull dirt and dust from the face and it also opens up the pores of the skin. Mustard oil helps in reducing body temperature and removes toxins, unwanted salts, and water from the body. Using mustard oil on a regular basis can help to cleanse your skin in a few minutes.

Read more about: mustard oil, home remedies
Story first published: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 11:00 [IST]
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