If you are a health freak, then you need no introduction to flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are tiny but mighty seeds that are jam-packed with the goodness of proteins, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. It is an amazing ingredient to include in your diet and probably one of the best ways you can keep your health in check. But did you know that it is great for the skin too? Yes, in fact, it helps in the prevention of wrinkles and fine lines and the fatty acids help to keep the skin moisturized. But that's not it!
We got in touch with Aishwarya Sawarna Nir, the founder, and innovator behind the brand Global Beauty Secrets who reveals why flaxseeds are amazing for your skin and how to incorporate them into your skincare routine with a fun DIY recipe.
Benefits Of Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds are amazing for your health and there's no doubt about that. Aishwarya says "They are packed with lots of nutrients that aren’t just good for your skin, but also for your health and well-being. These nutty seeds contain omega-3 fatty acid, fiber and essential vitamins that help in preventive healthcare through timely inclusion in one’s diet." She also reveals that it helps in balancing hormones, improving digestion, hair health and skin glow! Talk about a superfood!
"They are very easy to incorporate in any food that you’re having, perhaps adding 1-2 teaspoon in smoothie or juices daily is also a good starting point. You can also top off your cereal bowls or fruits with these seeds to ensure sufficient nutrition for your body right at the start of the day", Aishwarya adds.
Flaxseeds are also beneficial for our skin "These seeds are also very beneficial for one’s own skin and can be used for topical applications. Flax seeds are really helpful with acne, skin inflammation and the prevention of ageing. Here’s how you can use flax seeds both on your skin and in your diet."
Now that you know that flax seeds are indeed amazing for the skin, here's you you can make a DIY flaxseed gel and enjoy all of its benefits.
DIY Flaxseed Gel
- A bowl of water
Step 1: In the bowl, add 2-3 tablespoon of flaxseed and let it soak for some time, until it turns into a gel-like consistency.
Step 2: Store this gel in the freezer and use frequently as a moisturizing mask that will give you a dewy glow within minutes.
Step 3: Simply apply this gel on the face and let it stay for 10 mins, wash it off with water and pat dry , follow it up with a toner and a moisturizing cream.