Safflower Oil

 

Safflower oil reduces the appearance of wrinkles by softening, smoothing and hydrating the skin. In dry, itchy skin conditions, such as eczema, it helps reduce inflammation and speeds healing. It can help skin conditions like, acne, scars and wrinkles.

Safflower oil is a great heart healthy unsaturated fat. It also contains Omega-6 fatty acids which help the body burn fat. These fatty acids,helps control muscle contractions, balance blood pressure, and help the immune system.

Safflower oil can also be taken as a health supplement. Studies have shown that taking a daily dosage of the oil has reduced inflammation, lowered bad cholesterol, reduced body fat, and promote muscle growth.

The oil can be used to promote healthy hair and nail growth my massaging it into the scalp and nail bed. It is also used in massage oils and lotions since it  doesn’t clog pores.

The American Diabetes Association recommends including safflower oil in your diet to lower the risk of heart disease. When using polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats to replace saturated fats you help to lower your total cholesterol levels.  Ohio State University suggests that a bit of safflower oil in your daily diet may improve beneficial cholesterol levels, blood sugars and insulin production in those with Type 2 diabetes.