Why Evening Primrose Should Be Part of Your Daily Routine
Let’s face it, we’ve all had days when we skipped the sunscreen. We’ve even had sunburns on days when we remembered to apply it. And, some of us probably remember afternoons soaking up rays while lathered in baby oil to “enhance our tan.” Though the visual affects of sun damage may not yet be apparent, it isn’t too early to start healing damaged skin. Using organic evening primrose oil (oenothera biennis) is an effective way to begin.
Grown as a wildflower in dry areas across the United States, the benefits of evening primrose oil have been utilized for over a century. When the plant’s seeds are pressed into an oil, it contains the essential Omega-6 fatty acid GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) generally found in nuts. Though our bodies cannot self-create this essential fatty-acid, it’s essential for brain, hormone, and skin health.
In addition to GLA, evening primrose oil also contains phenylalanine, a natural pain reliever, thereby creating widespread therapeutic benefits: hormone balancing, headache relief, reduction of joint pain, even easing (and reversing) diabetic neuropathy. GLA, however, provides dramatic healing properties for the skin too. By reducing inflammation it helps heal rosacea, acne, eczema, and minimizes redness. Likewise gamma linolenic acid assists in cell regeneration which improves sun damaged skin. By improving the skin’s elasticity, evening primrose oil also lessens the appearance of stretch marks and scars.
The skin is the body’s largest organ, and by nourishing our body daily with organic evening primrose oil we reap benefits more than the skin’s appearance. Quality skin care is about more than looking good, it also promotes overall well-being. Choosing products crafted with organic evening primrose oil (oenothera biennis) will help ensure its greatest therapeutic response. Since evening primrose blooms only…well…in the evening, a company’s commitment to sustainable cultivation is also essential.
While we may have overlooked the importance of protecting our skin in years past, it’s not too late to repair the damage. Incorporate organic evening primrose oil into your daily skin care routine for the natural health benefits of GLA and p
henylalanine. Healthy skin begins in nature.
We use organic evening primrose in all of our Green Envee body oils.