Dry Skin Resolved With Borage Seed Oil

30th June, 2011 - Posted by Victoria Girard - 1 Comment

This beautiful star-shaped flower that ranges in color from bright blue to purple produces incredible oil that has been used by herbalists for dry inflamed skin and eczema for centuries. borageflower

Borage seed oil is a rich source of two essential fatty acids; linoleic acid (LA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).  These fatty acids are able to strengthen the fragile cellular membranes that surround every cell.  A lack of these crucial fatty acids both internally and topically can result in premature aging, weak collagen fibers, and hair loss.

Borage oil can dramatically improve dry, flaky skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and dry lifeless skin.  Studies show that skin creams containing borage seed oil drastically decrease roughness and water loss in the skin.

This moisturizing and regenerating oil is used in many skin care lines because of it’s efficacy in promoting healthy skin and its ability to reduce the effects of aging on the skin.  It is an oil that is often recommended for eczema and psoriasis, as well as mature aging skin.

There are a number of products on the market that contain borage seed oil that are very effective, here are just a couple that you can take a look at that are very high quality, budget friendly, and effective.

Melvita Borage Oil is a blend of pure borage seed oil and vitamin E that work together to nourish the skin as well as fight fine lines and wrinkles.

Essona Miracle Rejuvenating Serum is an amazing serum that has a concentrated blend of 37 organic botanical extracts, essential oils, and antioxidants including borage seed oil.  It supports cell regeneration, restores elasticity, and encourages tissue repair.  It drastically decreases the visible signs of aging.