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Borage Seed Oil- The Magic Bullet

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Borago officinalis or Borage seed oil obtained from borage seeds is faint yellow in colour. It is a popular carrier oil that is rich in omega 6 gamma-linoleic acid or GLA in comparison to any plant source, known for its ability to delay the skin’s ageing process. The high Linoleic acid content aids in maintaining the cell membrane’s structural integrity. It is helpful in renewal of the skin and appropriate for varying skin types, used in 10% strength along with other oils.

A good practice would be to inculcate the regular use of Borage oil in facial mixes for those with mature or damaged skin wherein it assists in cell proliferation. Borage seed oil additionally contains essential vitamins, minerals widely used in well-known cosmetic products to nurture and hydrate the skin.

The essential fatty acids found in borage seed oil work splendidly with L-methione that aid in healthy nails. It also assists in providing relief from several inflammation problems that crop up around the nail area. A healthy practice of massaging some Borage seed oil into one’s nails prior to bedtime will help strengthen and provide deep nourishment to the cuticles. For lustrous, healthy locks apply a mixture of Olive Oil, coconut oil and borage seed oil that is a potent hair oil.

Many women are prone to the monthly torment of PMS while other elderly women face the bane of menopause. Oral intake of Borage seed oil aids in assuaging hot flushes, mood dips and several indicators related to menopause and pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). An effective duo combo of Evening Primrose oil along with Borage seed oil works wonders by toning down the ordeal of PMS.

The slightly heavy texture of the oil is ideal of dry, sullen, ageing and burnt skin as it decreases the formation of age lines and wrinkles due to its restorative property. Combining it with lighter oil such as sweet almond will provide optimal health and beauty results. It is an expensive oil in comparison to several other carrier oils and is bound to show positive results if used one or more times in a week.

Ideally kept refrigerated and even used in food, Borage oil that is available in capsule or liquid form has proven to be effective in the relieving rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, diabetic retinopathy, maintaining pulmonary health and also lowers cholesterol levels.

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  • Marnie Grice says:

    Linoleic Acid is found in the following Arbonne products:
    - Revelâge Concentrated Age Spot Minimizer: Highly concentrated formula precisely targets and delivers powerful antioxidant and brightening ingredients to skin to diminish the appearance of stubborn age spots and skin discoloration.$45

    - SeaSource Detox Spa 5-in-1 Essential Massage Oil: Essential oil blend contains stimulating, marine-derived ingredients to help remove toxins and deliver nourishing minerals. Its 5-in-1 formula preps skin for further detox treatments and can be used for body and facial massage, as a bath additive, as a purifying facial steam and for relaxing aromatherapy. $45

    - SeaSource Detox Spa Foaming Sea Salt Scrub: Detoxifying, foaming body scrub gently exfoliates and cleanses toxins from the skin’s surface, increasing microcirculation and stimulating skin to promote a softer, smoother look. 6.8 fl. oz.$35

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