Kukui nut oil penetrates the skin easily and leaves the skin feeling silky and smooth. Kukui nut oil does not leave the skin feeling greasy. This oil contains vitamins A, C, and E, which are antioxidants known to protect the skin and prevent free-radical damage to the skin cells. Kukui nut oil can leave even the driest, dullest, aging skin looking healthy and radiant. Kukui nut oil also works well as an under eye treatment for the prevention and softening of crow's feet.
It contains vitamins A, C, and E, which are antioxidants known to protect the skinand prevent free-radical damage to the skin cells. Kukui nut oil can leave even the driest, dullest skin looking healthy and radiant. It also works well as an under eye treatment for the prevention and softening of crow's feet.
Kukui nut oil is easily absorbed by the deepest layers of the skin, and forms a protective barrier on the skin that protects against environmental damage. Kukui nut oil is used to treat sunburns, windburns, eczema, chapped skin, psoriasis, dry skin conditions, acne, scars, lesions and maturing skin. According to an article on aromaweb.com, kukui nut oil is composed of 42 percent linoleic acid and 29 percent alpha-linolenic acid, which may help to heal certain skin conditions, while keeping the skin healthy and nourished.
1. SOOTHING DRY SKIN
As maracuja oil is an outstanding emollient, it’s especially effective for dry skin and can be applied to help keep it hydrated. As some people can be sensitive to it, it’s best to do a patch test on a small area of the skin first – then, if there is no signs of irritation, you can safely apply the oil in its undiluted form. Simply add a few drops of the oil onto the palm of your hand and then rub it gently into the dry areas of your skin. It’s light, which means it won’t feel greasy after applying, yet it does a great job of moisturizing. If you have large dry areas of skin, be sure to dilute it with a carrier oil first, such as olive oil, jojoba or olive oil – it will last much longer and still be effective.
2. BATTLE ACNE
Maracuja oil can be good for acne–prone skin as well due to its non-clogging moisturizing action, however, it may have the opposite effect in some, so use sparingly in a small area until you know how it will affect your particular skin.
3. TREATING SKIN THAT’S BEEN DAMAGED BY THE SUN
Maracuja oil helps heal and repair age and sun damage without causing breakouts. As you’re probably well aware, prolonged exposure to the sun without protection also exposes us to harmful UV radiation. UV rays are especially hazardous to the skin, and particularly UVB rays. Over time, they lead to skin damage, a primary characteristic of accelerated aging like wrinkles, age or dark spots and blemishes. This is in part due to its anti-inflammatory properties and may also be due to its vitamin C content, a vitamin that is essential for the manufacture of collagen. The vitamin C content in the oil can also help to make your skin look brighter skin, and its calcium and phosphorus work together to nourish your skin while enhancing its healthy appearance.
Collagen is a protein that is central to the elasticity and regeneration of our skin. It’s responsible for keeping skin firm, plump, smooth and younger looking. After the age of about 20, our natural production of collagen decreases by one percent every year which is why we typically begin to notice the earliest signs of aging in the skin, such as discovering a few fine lines here and there, as we approach our mid-thirties. By the time we reach 40, our skin is no longer producing collagen and it begins to lose elasticity. Approaching 50, more profound aging effects kick in, like sagging and deeper wrinkles. The skin is now much thinner and more prone to damage.
Fortunately, maracuja oil can help. Nutrients like lycopene, as well as linoleic acid we discussed previously, helps to aid the skin in recovering from that sun-induced damage and promote collagen production. Simply rub the oil into affected areas of the skin – even if you don’t have much noticeable damage, apply it to areas like the forehead and around the eyes that are especially prone in order to help prevent it.