BENEFITS OF EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
Evening primrose seed oil is a beautiful golden yellow oil with a slightly nutty scent. It has a thick consistency and absorbs slowly into the skin.
It is rich in linoleic acid (LA) which the body uses to produce gamma linoleic acid (GLA). GLA helps maintain healthy skin and lock in moisture.
Evening primrose seed oil has shown to help people with eczema and psoriasis.
It has also shown to:
- treat acne
- reduce redness
- reduce hyper pigmentation, which usually occurs on the face, neck, knees and elbows where there is excess melanin production
- reduce dark spots
- fight hair loss
The entire plant is edible, and some herbalists believe that orally it can treat nerve disorders like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also thought to promote weight loss.