Sunflower Oil Good For Skin, Hair And Health Too

Sunflowers are native to the America. Since so long, they are widely used today for extraction of the cooking oil because it’s non-volatile and is extracted from seeds of the sunflowers. It’s commonly used as cooking oil and one may not know that it’s also used in formulations of cosmetics because it is emollient properties. Its composition is very nutritious that makes it is healthiest oil for the consumption and application also over skin as well as hair.

Main Components:

Its actual component is linoleic acid and some other components are oleic acid, palmitic acid etc. with it, it has lecithin, tocopherols, carotenoids etc and has adequate quantity of vitamins A, D, E. Basically two kind of seeds sunflower have, they are confection seeds and the non-oil seeds. Confection seeds are the edible and used for extraction of sunflower oil whereas the non-oil seeds are generally used for the feeding of animals. They are not good for the human consumption. Sunflower seed oil has got extracted by black seeds and entire flower.

Sunflower Oil Benefits:

Color of expressed oil is amber with the mild as well as pleasant taste while color of refined oil is quite different means pale yellow. Being so light with large content of the polyunsaturated fat, sunflower oil is preferred over many other oils such as canola, safflower, olive oil, corn oil etc for cooking. Its smoothening properties and the long shelf-life makes it best for the cosmetic preparations. It has various benefits that let your body strong as well as healthy.

  • It has large variety of enhancing nutrients.
  • A perfect balancing of monounsaturated as well as polyunsaturated fats that make it best to reducing the level of the bad cholesterol.
  • It is rich in vitamin E
  • Some phytochemicals such as phenolic, choline acid and all so good for your heart.
  • It helps in decreasing the chances of cardiovascular diseases, also the chances of heart problems.
  • It is ultimate solution for them who worry about the developing arthritis.
  • It prevents rheumatoid arthritis.
  • This oil protects you from colon cancer, asthma and other cancers too.
  • Carotenoids are found in this oil that helps in prevention of the uterine, lung skin cancers etc.
  • They have a big source of the Vitamin A and helps in preventing cataracts.
  • It lowers down your cholesterol and helps to repair body, make your nervous system much healthy, reduces the cardiac problems.

Sunflower Oil For Hair And Skin:


It’s natural way of maintaining great skin, it is calming and moisturizing properties. They are rich in the nutrients and the antioxidants; it is used for the medicinal and the cosmetic purposes.

  • It is effective against the inflammation, redness, acne and the irritation etc of skin.
  • It retains the moisture in skin.
  • It is used as lotion on skin of the pre-term infants. It acts like protective barrier for them as well as massaging of it reduces the skin infection about 14 percent.
  • It can be used in their daily skin care.
  • It repairs damage to the skin cells through the ultraviolet light from sun.
  • It improves appearance and the health of skin by prevention of the scarring also smoothen the existing wrinkles.
  • It absorbed by skin without blocking pores.
  • Its vitamins and the fatty acids behave as antioxidants for regenerating skin cells.
  • Hence, its best for all the use.