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Benefits of mustard oil for your skin and hair

Mustard oil is widely used as a primary cooking ingredient in most of the Indian cuisines, but it has other benefits as well.

Despite the fact that mustard oil is mostly used for cooking purposes, there are a wide range of other uses as well. It is a proven fact that mustard oil highly benefits your skin as well as your hair when applied methodically. The natural elements present in the oil prove to be highly beneficial for skin and hair. So, let’s look at the benefits that it gives.

A natural conditioning effect

The presence of natural fat contents in mustard oil makes it a perfect agent for conditioning your hair. It has been found that in every 100 grams of mustard oil there is monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat and saturated fat in amounts of 59, 21 and 12 grams, respectively. These fats act as a coat when applied and seals moisture in each hair strand, making the hair look smooth and shiny. The application of it helps in preventing the occurrence of dry hair, flaky scalp, split ends and hair breakage.

Essential properties that help you to deal with skin problems

Mustard oil is enriched with antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which bring a lot of benefits for the skin. If you are facing skin swelling or having pain, the application of mustard oil; can bring a lot of ease to the pain and the swelling because of its anti-inflammatory property. In addition to this, the antibacterial property helps in preventing any bacterial or microbial growth on the skin. Perhaps the most highly beneficial property of mustard oil is the antifungal property, which helps in preventing skin infections or any skin rashes caused by fungi.

Reduces dark spots and tan, and improves skin tone

If you want to get rid of that skin pigmentation, dark spots or reduce tanning then applying mustard oil on the skin should be your first step. If you mix the oil with chickpea flour and apply the paste three times in a week then surely you will see the effect. Moreover, the richness of B-complex vitamins in mustard oil helps in improving the skin tone and restricts the signs of aging. When applied with coconut oil on the skin each night the benefit that it brings will surely reflect after sometime.

These are the three essential benefits of mustard oil application on skin and hair. Hope it serves you well.

Elisa Ghosh

Young at heart, independent by nature, rolling down straight from the hills of Meghalaya. I get my adrenaline rush writing about facts and myths happening around. You’ll find me spending most of my time either dreaming about food or the mountains. Here to make net surfing more enticing for you!
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