Wheat Germ

Benefits of wheat germ oil for skin


Dry skin is unpleasant for touching and looking at. It also can be painful and vulnerable, cracking and stretching easily.Vitamin E and fatty acids possess strong emollient qualities holding in moisture, so making skin smoother and softer. Applying wheat germ oil for skin hydration is also a protective measure against external aggression.

Healing damages

Vitamin E is also a powerful natural antioxidant fighting off free radicals in the body and reducing the damage already done. It acts as the catalyst of skin’s natural repair system.

Wheat germ oil can help restore skin cells affected by the sun, pollution or unhealthy diet. The condition of skin afflicted by scars and stretch marks can be improved by rubbing the oil onto the damaged area.

Relieving symptoms of dermatitis

Both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids stimulate the activity of special signalling molecules in the body, which influence the inflammatory response. Vitamin E helps hydrate affected areas and promote repairing processes. Wheat germ oil for skin disorders (eczema, psoriasis, acne, allergy) can soothe irritation, decrease inflammation and itching. Policosanol, which is present in wheat germ, helps treat herpes infection and inflammatory skin diseases.

Delaying signs of aging

The contributing factor in skin aging process is the decreasing amount of collagen in skin tissue. Antioxidant properties of wheat germ oil help slow down the breakage of collagen, reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles and prevent the formation of new ones. Other nutrients of wheat germ oil with anti-aging benefits for skin are phytosterols, according to the research of the National Institutes of Health. Phytosterols can stop the slow-down of collagen production and encourage new collagen development.