As we are entering a cold season, we wanted to introduce the benefits of an oil that may not be known by many but that has amazing properties. Today we are going to talk about the Nigella oil, also known as black seed oil.
Black seed oil has spread over decades throughout North Africa (Egypt, Sudan) Asia (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan), Middle East (Turkey, Iraq, Iran) and Southern Europe.
Nowadays, the plant is cultivated worldwide for medicinal purposes. It has been said that black seed oil was first used by the Assyrians of ancient Egypt, where it was used in beauty routines by royal figures like Cleopatra and Nefertiti.
The black seed oil is known for its “Three A” properties:
It helps to reduce acne
If you have an oily skin, it overproduces oil so you are more likely to have acne breakouts as the excess oil clogs pores.
Black seed oil can reduce acne thanks to antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. With a consistent use, it reduces dark spots caused by acne and repairs skin damages.
With its astringent properties, it will remove all the dirt from pores.
If you use it daily, black seed oil can improve your skin's elasticity while retaining moisture by forming a barrier on your skin.
As if black seed oil wasn’t impressive enough, its antioxidants and amino acids fade the aging signs. For those of you who are wondering what role amino acids play for your skin, they basically maintain skin’s hydration, texture and give your skin a smooth and healthy appearance.
When applied onto the skin, amino acids strengthen your skin's natural defence system and prevent the signs of aging.
If you were looking for a way to reduce the signs of aging, then black seed oil might be a great alternative to be applied on fine lines, wrinkles and even dark spots.
It fights eczema
Thanks to its healing properties, black seed oil is used to fight eczema, particularly on hands by applying topically twice a day during four weeks.
Now that you have know more about the main benefits of black seed oil for the skin, discover our exclusive make-up remover milk from Etnik Cosmetics, which contains black seed oil.
Perfect to hydrate and revitalise your skin while removing make-up. We are sure you will love how your skin feels fresh from the first use.