Many people are aware of the benefits of Evening Primrose oil. Yet surprisingly, there are few who realize how well it can help with acne.
Some of the commonly known health benefits of evening primrose oil include:
Heart Health — Comprehensively aids arteries and may help to lower blood pressure and thereby reduce heart attack risk.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — Can provide relief from the combined existence of depression, fever, and aching.
Anti-Inflammatory & Pain Reliever – Evening primrose oil might ease the discomfort of chest pain or rheumatoid arthritis.
Diabetes — Evening primrose oil is believed to reduce the existence of tingling types of pain and numbness which diabetics often experience.
A.D.H.D. — Some improvement may be obtained from attention deficit hyperactive disorder in children.
Menstrual Pain — Lessens the discomforts of menstrual cycles and PMS.
Now let’s look at how Evening Primrose oil supplementation can improve acne conditions, as well as overall skin health.
Evening Primrose oil is one of the best sources of an essential fatty acid known as GLA, or gamma-linolenic acid, which allows skin cells to grow and heal properly. GLA has been shown to act as an anti -inflammatory agent and promote the growth of healthy skin, hair and nails. GLA also plays a role in balancing out hormones in acne sufferers.
The seed of the “Oenothera Biennis” plant, or Evening Primrose, has a long history of usage in Europe and throughout North America. Its components not only help to improve the human immune system, but also promote the reduction of inflammation and redness associated with acne.
Some other sources of GLA are coconut oil and butter from grass fed cows, though both have much smaller quantities of GLA than Evening Primrose Oil. With butter, it has to be from grass fed cows, as the standard supermarket butter from grain fed cows does not have GLA. Cows are supposed to eat grass, not grain!
While Evening Primrose oil will work on its own to help with acne, it works much better when combined with vitamins and minerals that are known to help with acne. Some of these are Vitamin A, C, E, pantothenic acid and zinc.
It is important to combine these vitamins and minerals along with the evening primrose oil in the right amounts, so do your research or buy a product that is already formulated for fighting acne.
Here are some comments found on the web about the benefits of Evening Primrose Oil and acne:
“I’ve only been taking it for a couple of days, but now when I wake up my skin seems to be glowing, soft, and my inflammation and redness has been reduced.”
“It really helps with my hormonal acne.”
“No more acne! It has cleared my skin, is good for hormonal and cystic acne, makes my skin soft”
“Everyone suffering from acne needs to try evening primrose oil. I suffered for 8 years before finally trying it and now I am acne free!”
“I have a 95% improvement on my face. I take EPO, some vitamin E, C, and A on a daily basis. It has literally changed my life!”