Find out how to use borage oil on the skin, a precious ally to correct blemishes
Have you ever heard of borage oil and its properties? Borage oil, also known as Borago officinalis, is a precious plant for its seeds. Precisely from these, in fact, an oil used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes is obtained, with a powerful anti-inflammatory action and multiple health benefits. Natural source of omega 6 and official breeder of a wide range of disorders and imbalances in the hormonal system, this powerful oil is not only 100% natural, but also harmless. Let's see together in this article by Tipsforwomens what it is used for, what are the benefits of borage oil and how to best use it and for what purpose.
How to use borage oil on the skin
Borage oil is a great ally of the skin, and in fact it is considered in all respects a real beauty elixir, as stated also by the Humanitas Institute. Thanks to the compound of gamma 3 linolenic acid and its anti-inflammatory power, it is perfect for fighting acne and cellulite. Rich in omega 6, vitamin A and vitamin E, borage oil represents an anti-aging solution that counteracts free radicals and helps delay the natural appearance of wrinkles. Not only that: its principles help the sebaceous glands to regulate the production of sebum, and therefore to reduce the appearance of pimples and acne.
It even has a firming power, which is why it is also considered an anti-cellulite and a cure-all for the most critical areas of the body such as the breast, the buttocks and the eye area. Borage oil on the skin and face also seems to be able to mitigate the stretch marks present, to strengthen weakened nails and much more. All this obviously only for what concerns the skin, but if taken as a supplement it has a truly extraordinary power.
Contraindications of borage oil
Like any natural principle, borage oil also has contraindications if taken in an excessive way. Despite this, it is rare to find problems related to this oil, but the advice is to always consult your primary care physician before proceeding with the intake of oral supplements – which could actually interact with other types of drugs taken. Some known side effects are related to episodes of nausea, diarrhea, abdominal bloating and flatulence.
When not to take borage oil
Always under confirmation from the doctor, we know that borage oil should be avoided if you are sensitive to the active substance and if you are taking neuroleptic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and oral anticoagulants. Furthermore, if you are pregnant, the use of borage oil must unfortunately wait. In fact, it should be avoided both during pregnancy and during breastfeeding. Be very careful, if you decide to try it, if you suffer from epilepsy, pathology related to blood clotting or schizophrenia.