Borage Oil

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Borage Seed Oil

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Scientific Name: {Borago Officinalis Seed Oil}
Common Name: {Starflower}

Borage is a plant that is from the Mediterranean. Initially found in Spain and Morocco, it contains a high amount of Omega-6. Further, it is an emollient that soothes dry skin and is a natural antioxidant.

Though it may sound daunting to put oil onto your skin, especially if you are oily or acne-prone, some oils are incredibly beneficial for your skin.

Using Borage Oil in your skincare products will provide moisture, even to the deepest layers of your skin. The additional moisture surge is good news for those with eczema or extremely dry, rough skin.Borage Oil Star Flower with Gamma

Borage oil is from the Starflower. The star-shaped flowers contain essential oils and antioxidants. Further, the main oils are cold-pressed from the plant's seeds.

In ancient times, the oil was used with alcohol as a medicine. Later, the leaves were used in teas, which promote long lives and good health.

When pressed and used today, the oil releases gamma-linolenic acid, a superior moisturizer for skin that helps the skin mend itself.

This can improve the look of dryness, redness, acne, and any tears or discolorations from sun damage or scratching at acne.

More Benefits of Borage Oil

Borage is high in Gamma-linolenic acid {GLA}. Produced naturally in our bodies, it can penetrate even the deepest layers, where the worst damage may reside. Though some women can retain enough from their foods, most apply it to the face for optimal health benefits.

This is particularly true for women with sensitive, irritated, or chronically inflamed skin. Generally, a surface with serious skin conditions lacks the gamma-linolenic acid that it needs. One great way to ensure enough acid to work its healing magic is to apply it directly to concerned areas. Not only will it bring soothing moisture, but it will also work with the skin's natural structures to help create a brighter, more natural appearance.

Borage oil, and its products, are especially beneficial for women with dry or problem skin. This ingredient helps balance the skin to a more natural state to mend itself and become softer and more even, two things all women desire for their skin. In addition, a lotion or serum containing this oil will improve the appearance of your skin's texture, reduce the look of fine lines, and help your face retain moisture.

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Kari Thomas wrote this article.