What is flaxseed?
The flax plant, whose Latin name is Linum Usitatissimum, is seen in heights ranging from 30 cm to 1 metre, blooms in blue or yellow and lives for a year. Flax plant likes temperate climate. It has been cultivated in the Near East and Mediterranean regions for 4-5 thousand years for its fibre and seed. Flaxseed obtained from the flax plant is about 5 mm long and flat egg-shaped. Flaxseed contains 40-45% fat, it is very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
What are the benefits of flaxseed skin?
Removes skin blemishes and redness.
Gives the skin a shiny appearance.
Deeply moisturises the skin and prevents wrinkles.
Provides skin tightening.
It provides the removal of toxins in the pores.
It is effective against eczema, psoriasis and fungus.
Removes the inflamed appearance caused by acne and acne.
How to make flaxseed mask?
Aloe vera flaxseed mask
- 2 Tbsp flax seeds
- Aloe vera gel
Take flax seeds in a bowl and add aloe vera gel little by little until you get the desired consistency. Apply the mixture to your cleansed skin to form a thick layer and wait 15 minutes and then wash it off.
You can apply this mask 2-3 times a week.
Flaxseed gel mask
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup flax seeds
Boil flaxseed and water in a saucepan over medium heat. When the mixture takes the form of a gel, remove it from the stove and strain it with the help of a strainer. After cooling, put the gel in a container. Apply the gel to your cleansed skin and wait 10-15 minutes, then wash with cold water.
Anti-wrinkle flaxseed mask
- 1 tablespoon of flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tea glass of water
Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until boiling. When the mixture turns into a gel, remove it from the stove and strain it with the help of a strainer. After cooling, put the gel in a container. Apply the gel to your cleansed skin and wait 15 minutes and then wash with cold water.
You can apply this mask 1 times a week.
What are the harms of flaxseed?
Flaxseed can cause low blood sugar problems in people taking diabetes medication.
Since flaxseed can lower blood pressure very low, people taking blood pressure medication should not use it without consulting a doctor.
Flaxseed can slow down blood clotting. Therefore, people with bleeding disorders should not use it. It is necessary to stop consuming flaxseed at least two weeks before the operation.
Flaxseed can mimic the hormone estrogen. Therefore, pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult a doctor before use.