Flaxseed for younger and healthier skin

How to prepare face masks with it

We know that consuming nuts has a number of benefits for our health. Seeds are also an important part of our menu. One of the most beneficial is flaxseed. In order to be able to get benefits from it, it is important to consume it ground. Its consumption improves the peristalsis of the intestines, it is good for the heart, the brain, but also for the skin.

How does it affect its health and beauty?

Reduces the signs of aging
One of the most impressive benefits of flaxseed is its ability to reduce the signs of aging. It contains lignans – polyphenols that are believed to be able to protect the skin from damage caused by the sun and other environmental factors.

Also, the small seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which contribute to keeping the skin nourished and supple. Regular consumption of ground flaxseed helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other forms of premature aging. Omega-3s are also believed to be highly anti-inflammatory and improve skins with eczema or psoriasis. Last but not least, flaxseeds also contain omega-6 fatty acids, which are also an important component for healthy skin.

Improves collagen synthesis
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, making up about 25% of the weight of all tissues. It is found naturally in the skin, hair and nails. It helps to keep the skin smooth and elastic, thereby also reducing skin aging. Collagen helps to improve the barrier function of the skin. Since the synthesis of collagen in our body decreases as we age, we can stimulate this process by consuming flaxseeds as well as other beneficial foods for this purpose.

Reduces redness
Flaxseed oil, which is derived from flaxseeds also has amazing benefits for our skin. It acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, so it can help soothe the skin when it is irritated. In addition, flaxseed oil helps to keep it well hydrated.

We can add flaxseed to our menu, but it’s also great for making homemade face masks that tighten, minimize pores, slow the appearance of wrinkles, and reduce dark circles under the eyes.

Here are a few ideas.

A mask with flax seeds, turmeric and yoghurt

In a bowl combine:

1 tbsp ground flaxseed;
1 tbsp water;
1 tsp turmeric powder;
1 tbsp yoghurt.
Stir well. Apply the mask on dry and clean skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. After that, you can apply a suitable cream.

Mask with linseed, lemon and honey

In a bowl combine:

1 tbsp ground flaxseed;
1 tbsp honey;
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice.
Apply the mask to clean, dry skin and rinse with cool water after 10 minutes. To finish, apply a suitable face cream.

Mask with flaxseed, cinnamon and milk

Combine the following ingredients:

1 tbsp ground flaxseed;
1 and ½ tbsp yoghurt/coconut milk;
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder.
Mix ingredients well, apply mask with light massage movements on clean and dry skin. After 10-15 minutes you can rinse the skin with cool water and apply cream.