How To Use Flaxseed For Hair And Skin

how to use flaxseed oil

Flaxseed oil, commonly known as linseed oil, is derived from little golden seeds that are one of the greatest sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids found in plants. The fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) found in flaxseed oil is converted by the body into the beneficial eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Vitamin C can help to boost collagen production and prevent wrinkles from forming prematurely. This ingredient contains antioxidants that help to reduce oxidative stress and wrinkles.

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How to use Flaxseed oil for Skin & Hair?

#1 Flaxseed for Skin Lightening

Flaxseed oil contains nutrients such as magnesium, protein, fibre, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, omega -3 fatty acid, and other minerals that can help you achieve glowing skin. These natural ingredients contain a variety of nutrients that help to treat skin problems and lighten your skin.

What do you need?

1 tsp Flaxseed oil 

1 tsp Besan/Gram Flour

2 tsp Turmeric Powder

How to use it?

Mix all the above ingredients and the face should be washed and patted dry. Now, evenly apply the face mask to your skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.

#2 Body Scrub

For a beautiful look, you must treat your entire body, not just your face. Your hands and legs get dry and dull over time if you ignore them.

What do you need?

2 tsp Flaxseed oil 

1 tsp Coffee Powder

1 tbsp of  Ground Sugar

1 tbsp of Raw Honey

How to Use it?

Apply the paste to the entire body, with a focus on the hands, legs, neck, and face. After 15-20 minutes, rinse it off.

#3 Fade Dark Spots

Both lemon and honey are great for cleansing and moisturising your skin. Lemon juice's bleaching properties can effectively lighten and erase dark spots on your skin.

What do you need?

1 tsp Flaxseed oil  

1 tsp Honey 

2 tsp lemon juice

How to use it?

Mix all the ingredients, apply them to a prewashed face. Allow 10-15 minutes for the mask to absorb into your skin. Rinse it with water to get rid of it.

#4  For Hair Growth

Vitamin E, which is abundant in flaxseeds, is essential for maintaining healthy hair. This vitamin helps to improve the quality of your hair by preventing free radical damage. It also improves scalp blood circulation, which is necessary for rapid hair development.

What do you need?

1 tbsp of Flaxseed oil  

1 tbsp of Coconut Oil

1 tbsp of Almond Oil 

2 drops of lavender essential oil


How to use it?

Apply the mask on every inch of your hair including the roots. Rinse it after 1 hour


We recommend you do a patch test before applying any of the above-mentioned DIY.  If you indulge in the DIY mentioned, do write to us and share your experience. We would love to hear from you.