Chia oil, made from nutritious chia seeds, contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidants, both essential nutrients for your body and skin. In recent years there has been a lot of positive press about Omega 3 and 6, and their health benefits. Our bodies can’t make these essential nutrients, and so we must take them in from our food, and also think about ways to incorporate them into our skin care routines by the use of essential oils. No matter what your skin type, this nourishing, non-greasy oil is the perfect natural addition to your beauty routine. Read on to learn more!

1. IT IS EXTREMELY HYDRATING

Applying chia oil to skin not only hydrates skin, but also improves the function of your skin’s barrier, meaning that it loses moisture less easily. Its high fiber content also pulls moisture from deep in your tissues to the dry surface of the skin. This oil actually helps your skin help itself and it is totally free of manmade chemicals.

There is a common myth that applying oil to an oily skin will make it worse. This isn’t the case. Oily skin can really benefit from the nourishment that Chia Seed Oil can give, ultimately helping it to control itself and to stop overproducing oil.

2. IT HELPS REDUCE SIGNS OF AGING

The omega-3s found in chia oil help build collagen, the substance that makes skin appear youthful and supple. This helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and gives skin a supported, full look.

Applying chia oil regularly may even reduce your risk for developing skin darkening like sun damage and age spots. It is important to remember to apply a sunscreen before going out, at all times of the year to truly get a skin that is free from sun spots and pigmentation. Chia Oil can help with their appearance but can’t stop them from developing in the first place.

3. IT HAS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES

If you have young adult acne, rosacea, or just irritated skin, chia oil can help soothe it. The omega-3s reduce inflammation and can heal everything from mild irritation to chronically dry or itchy skin. Use it twice a day, and particularly as an overnight treatment to really allow it to work on all levels of the skin. Thanks to its high levels of antioxidants called tocopherols, which are also present in supplements such as Vitamin E, chia oil reduces inflammation from free radicals which can lead to premature signs of aging.

4. IT STRENGTHENS SKIN

As skin cells weaken with age, it is harder for them to heal themselves. Applying chia oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids, right to the source of the problem delivers nutrients to your skin for a direct, quick fix.

This oil helps rebuild the epidermis, or outer layer of the skin, making it feel stronger and appear more youthful. The antioxidants in this oil also protect skin from external sources of skin stress like wind and sun and can help to prevent breakouts and excessive oiliness from occuring at times when our bodies might be under more stress than others.

5. IT IMPROVES OILY AND ACNE-PRONE SKIN

The many antioxidants found in chia oil, as well as the zinc and vitamin B3, give oily skin a gorgeous glow. It will absorb readily and actually provide a good base to apply makeup over, unlike many other oils which are often better used as standalone treatments at night.

These nutrients balance your skin and can unclog pores. Chia oil is also not as greasy as many other oils. Because it is light and absorbs quickly, it is ideal for every skin type and perfect to use as a rebalancing treatment.