Kukui Nut Oil Benefits for Skin
Kukui nut oil is obtained by roasting and hard pressing the kernels of kukui nut or Indian walnut or candlenut tree. This oil has been used by the Hawaiian natives for ages to cure acne and to soothe burns. People also use it to soothe various types of burns including windburn, heat burns and sun burns. The oil is rich in linoleic acid and it also has Linolenic, oleic and palmitic acids. It is also a storehouse of vitamins such as vitamin A, C, and E. Given below are some uses of this useful oil in skin care.
Benefits of Kukui Nut Oil for Skin
This oil is helpful in the repair, maintenance and development of skin barrier. Healthy barrier is essential as it helps protect our body’s internal environment from external harmful chemicals and toxins.
Indian walnut oil is a laded with linoleic acid which has anti-inflammatory and acne reducing properties. You can use it topically to treat myriad of skin problems like itchy skin, scaly skin, red and inflamed skin due to eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, skin allergy etc.
This oil is also blessed with hydrating properties so you can use it to keep your skin well moisturized, soft and supple. It is an excellent ingredient for people those who have dry to very dry skin. It is non greasy, easily absorbable oil that won’t leave your skin oily and also it doesn’t clog your pores. Just apply four or five drops of candlenut oil on your cleansed face. Gently rub it on your skin to have a glowing and moisturize skin.
It is loaded with anti-aging, exfoliating, cells regenerating and other beauty enhancing properties. Due to these properties, it is widely used in the manufacturing of various beauty care products like soaps, scrubs, face washes, massage oils etc.
This rejuvenating and nourishing oil helps improve the elasticity if the skin and can be used to get rid of wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, scars, wrinkles around eyes and several other ageing skin related problems. Regular use of this oil will make your skin glowing and youthful.
You can mix several other therapeutic essential oils like lavender, chamomile, calendula or helichrysum oil, in kukui nut oil to increase its effectiveness and medicinal power. Just add 10-12 drops of your favorite essential oil (or as needed) in one ounce of Indian walnut oil. Here is one excellent moisturizing recipe that you can use on your face or on other parts on your body.
Candlenut Oil Moisturizing Recipe
If your skin is too dry and dull then mix 2 g each of moringa and hemp seed oil with 1.5 g kukui nut oil. Apply the final liquid on your skin to get soft, smooth, moisturized and hydrated skin. Store the rest of the solution in a dark colored glass bottle.
This oil is also good for hair and scalp care. Presence of amino acids make this oil an excellent remedy for several hair and scalp related conditions such as dry scalp, dandruff, damaged hair, dry hair, split ends, itchy scalp and hair loss. You can get all these benefits simply by giving your scalp a good massage or by adding small amount of oil into your shampoo or in conditioner.
These were some benefits of using kukui nut oil in skin care. From now, make it a part of your daily beauty care regimen to have a flawless and vibrant skin. You can store this oil up to one year but one thing you should keep in mind is that you should not expose this oil to heat and sunlight.