Although walnut oil is used in cookery, it is an excellent skin care oil that leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth, and you feeling great. When you consider that its major ingredients include Omega-3 fatty acids that are very easily absorbed by the skin, it is little wonder that this oil is such a popular natural skin care product.
A major problem with the commercial skin care oils and lotions available in most stores is that they contain synthetic chemicals such as detergents and surfactants that can irritate your skin. You might not notice at first, but eventually might feel a tightening as your skin dries up, rather than being left with a silky feeling such as that provided by walnut oil. This drying sensation is caused by the astringency of many modern cheap ‘skin care’ products formulated with inexpensive mass-produced chemicals.
This is not the case with skin care products based upon walnut oil. That is because, rather than containing detergents that cleanse your skin fairly harshly, this is what is known as a regenerative oil that is particularly effective on more mature skin where it possesses slight acidic properties that kills of unwanted skin bacteria. Although it is particularly effective on what is commonly known as acne skin, walnut oil is also effective in soothing sunburned skin and eczema.
That does not mean to infer that the oil cannot be used on normal skin; on the contrary – it is a very smooth oil that makes your perfect skin feel pampered in luxury, and the ideal solution to an evening in yourself with a long hot bath, a glass of wine a box of chocolates. And a body rub with lovely aromatic luxurious walnut oil.
You won’t get that with any of the many commercial products that claim to do the same as walnut oil. Be careful when you buy walnut oil skin care products and check the label carefully for any synthetic ingredients. This contains none – just walnut oil.
When checking labels, look particularly for sodium lauryl sulfate, or laureth sulfate (same thing): that is a chemical foam stabilizer that can irritate your skin and even cause hair loss. You will find this surfactant in bath products because it is relatively cheap and is used in several different types of cosmetic product that involve foam. This is just one example of the type of ingredient that you can find in synthetic cosmetic products that you will not find in natural ones.
Walnut oil is particularly free of synthetic chemicals, and it too is used in bath products such as bath oils, and also in lip balms, lotions and face and body creams. It is also used in anti-wrinkle creams for the skin around the eyes and mouth, and also as a massage oil. The benefits of such a natural oil to the care of your skin cannot be over-emphasized, since many people have suffered skin damage and irritation by coming into contact with the synthetic ingredients of commercial preparations.