In addition to being the most widely photographed flower, sunflowers contain significant properties as a skin nurturer!
Rich in nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and vitamins A, K and E, sunflower oil is used effectively against inflammation and general irritations of the skin. The high vitamin E content acts as an emollient which traps moisture and keeps skin well hydrated. It also helps prevent damage to cells by ultraviolet light and aids against premature aging of skin by protecting the collagen and elastin content.
Sunflower is a source for beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A with benefits of protection from sun damage and free radicals. Omega-6 (linoleic acid) which is found in sunflower oil, assists with cell development and treating disorders such as eczema, acne and scarring.