Camellia oil has been used for centuries in Japan and China to treat dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Camellia seed oil is derived by pressing the seeds of camellia flowers. It is one of the fastest absorbing plant oils. Rich in fatty acids, the oil is light and non-greasy and works as an emollient leaving a protective oily film on the skin Camellia Oil is also known as Thea Sinenis or Camellia Sinensis. It penetrates the skin as fast as water, leaving it well-hydrated. It also contains mono-saturated essential fatty acids, high levels of oleic acid (Omega 9 fatty acid) and contains vitamins, A, B, and E.
The oil can be used on the most delicate areas like the chest, neck and face. Simply massage a few drops on the affected skin each morning and evening. It can also be used to reduce puffy eyes, dark circles and fine lines. As it is deeply moisturising, it fade scars, lighten age spots and help to block out UV rays.
To strengthen weak or dry skin, supplement your diet with fish oil, as well as flax or borage seed oil and use Camellia oil on the skin. These natural oils have been shown to help keep dry skin hydrated and strengthen collagen.
Make your own home moisturiser for dry or eczematic skin by mixing pure Camellia seed oil with Almond, vitamin e, coconut and Evening Primrose oil.
Mix Camellia seed oil with Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin E oil and Almond oil in a small bottle or container. Then blend them all together simply by shaking. Massage a few drops onto the areas of problematic or thinning skin daily to help build it up, thicken and keep hydrated. Once you have made the oil, it should keep for months if you keep it refrigerated.
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