That broccoli was an elixir of life was well known. In fact, numerous scientific studies have revealed the valuable antioxidant and anticancer properties of these vegetables (Nandini et al, J Oral Maxillofac Pathol, 2020). Well, from today we know that broccoli, and in particular the oil derived from their seeds, can also become beauty allies to include in your beauty routine!
Broccoli oil for your beauty, properties
Broccoli seed oil, obtained from the cold pressure of broccoli seeds, is a powerful cosmetic that counteracts dark skin spots, irritations, sunburn but also acne rosacea. These beneficial actions are due to the substances contained in this oil, such as unsaturated fatty acids, such as erucic acid, linoleic and linolenic acid, which nourish the skin, but also carotenoids and vitamin C, which are antioxidants and anti-inflammatory, counter wrinkles, are photoprotective, namely capable of protecting the skin from damage from UV rays, healing and anti-aging (Cacciola et al, Natural Product Research, 2016 - Pazyar et al, Indian J Pharmacol, 2019 - Al Niaimi et al, J Clin Aesthet Dermatol, 2017 ). Erucic acid has interesting cosmetic properties, since it acts like a silicone, leaving the skin soft and smooth, without suffocating it and blocking the pores (Cartea et al, Foods, 2019). Not only that, thanks to these characteristics, broccoli oil is also useful for the hair, nourishing it deeply and counteracting the frizz effect, thus leaving the hair full-bodied and protected.
Broccoli seed oil, how you can use it
Morning and evening, after spraying a hydrolat on your clean face, such as rose water, which has an illuminating action, massage two drops of broccoli oil on your face, then continue with your treatment. As for the beauty of the hair, go like this. Moisten your hair and apply a tablespoon of broccoli oil, or more depending on the length of the hair, on the hair, also massaging the scalp. Cover with cling film and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Then proceed with your shampoo. In case of unruly curls you can apply two drops of broccoli seed oil on the lengths, taking care to distribute the product all over the hair, dry or wet, then brush the hair.