Our food and our food are key factors in the beauty of our skin and it is interesting to see that some components are even essential. Apart from fruit, every dish prepared, whether it is a ready-made meal or a simple salad, requires the use of cooking oil. We have become accustomed to always using the same oil for all our culinary preparations. If it is not sunflower oil, then it will be virgin olive oil or even extra virgin olive oil for the most gourmets. However, there are a multitude of oils that are used in the preparation of dishes that are a treat for the taste buds and for our little cells. Oils according to their origin and their quality are indeed able to provide our skin with precious benefits resulting in beautiful hydrated, supple, firm and plumped skin. So take the opportunity to vary your cooking oils and to prepare, especially with the arrival of sunny days, beautiful, original and delicately scented salads that will do your skin the greatest good, provided of course that you opt for virgin oils. So here is a small selection of virgin oils beneficial to your skin, which will enhance your salads and other vegetables, along with recipe ideas.
Why virgin oil makes the skin beautiful
To answer this question, we must first shed light on the composition of a vegetable oil. Each vegetable oil is distinguished by its composition within the two major biochemical families that compose it: triglycerides - lipids composed of different types of fatty acids - and unsaponifiables - set of components grouping together vitamins, carotenoids, polyphenols, etc. .
This is its content Fatty acids monounsaturated - Omega 9 - and especially polyunsaturated - Omega 3 and 6 - which will determine its ability to regenerate our small cells, to consolidate the barrier function of the epidermis by avoiding the insensitive loss of water resulting in a hydrated, firm and plumped up. Know that Omega 3 and 6, called essential fatty acids, are not - or almost not - synthesized by our body, the only source therefore remains food or cosmetic care, hence the importance of ensuring a regular intake. .
Choosing a virgin cooking oil that is beneficial to our skin therefore begins by choosing an oil rich in these Omega. What about the unsaponifiables in vegetable oil so named because these compounds cannot turn into soap? These are compounds that are present in small amounts but still sufficient for extremely valuable benefit to our skin. This is their content in the oil and in particular their content in vitamin A and E, sterols, polyphenols, and squalene which will determine the ability or not of this oil to enjoy an antioxidant, regenerating or restorative action. This is why it is important to ensure that vegetable oil is rich in unsaponifiables before choosing an oil. Obviously, be sure to check the "virgin" label of the cooking oil you have purchased, because only this label will give the oil all its biological richness and therefore all the expected benefits to your skin.
Extra virgin olive oil to repair the skin
In addition to its richness in oleic acid, which will hydrate and give radiance and suppleness to the skin, olive oil is distinguished from other oils by a composition very similar to the sebum of the skin which allows it a good absorption.
It is interesting because of its high content of both vitamins E, polyphenols, sterols and squalenes which give it an antioxidant, restorative and anti-inflammatory action.
There are 3 kinds of fruitiness in terms of taste; the green fruitiness when the olives are harvested before their maturity, the ripe fruitiness when they are harvested at their maturity and the black fruitiness when the olives have even started to ferment. Olive oil with a green fruitiness is the richest in polyphenols and therefore the most beneficial for combating the premature aging of your skin, so opt for preferably virgin olive oil with a green fruitiness. It is also very aromatic, so you can even eat it quite simply on a good bread or a fillet of fish or to enhance your raw vegetables.
Virgin sesame oil and its lignans, good for preserving the youthfulness of the skin
The seeds contain between 50 and 57% oil. The characteristic of sesame oil lies in its richness in linoleic acid - Omega 6. Thus, sesame oil reduces the insensible loss of water - a natural and imperceptible phenomenon which dehydrates us more or less permanently - by restoring the hydrolipidic film. It therefore gives us supple, hydrated and luminous skin. This oil is distinguished by its richness in lignans, unsaponifiable compounds, with anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant properties. It is recommended for acne-prone skin to regulate their excess sebum and for all skin types to delay their aging.
You can taste it to decorate the sauce of this fresh salad composed of elongated tomatoes cut into cubes (500gr), fresh blanched bean sprouts (250gr), four finely chopped scallions, 1/2 yellow pepper cut into small dice , a large sucrine salad, 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. For the sauce, you will need to mix 2 tablespoons of tahini or white sesame paste, 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons or tablespoons of lime juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil. sesame, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and 2 teaspoons of honey liquid.
Virgin walnut oil and its phenolic compounds good for fighting aging
This oil extracted from the walnut with a yield of 50 to 70% has a richness in polyunsaturated fatty acids and in particular in Omega 3 very interesting to strengthen the cement between the cells and make our skin hydrated, supple and firm. Another great nutritional benefit is its high content of antioxidants (vitamin E and phenolic compounds), protective shields against aging of the skin.
It is an oil that goes wonderfully with endive salad with apples and Roquefort that you can garnish with lamb's lettuce leaves and walnut kernels of course.
Virgin hazelnut oil and its phytosterols, which are good for regenerating the skin
The walnut has an oil content of 55 to 65%. We will love it for its remarkable richness in oleic acid - Omega 9 - which endows it with firming and moisturizing powers. But you will also appreciate it for its vitamin E content and especially phytosterols which will intervene in the cell repair and thus delay the aging of your skin.
Its very fine taste gives an exquisite flavor to all green vegetables. Try to enjoy it on fresh cooked but slightly crunchy green beans accompanied by a few crushed toasted hazelnuts and parmesan shavings.
Virgin grape seed oil and its phenolic compounds good for revitalizing the skin
Grapeseed oil is one of the richest in linoleic acid (omega 6) whose merits you now know. It is very popular for its content of phenolic compounds, these little nuggets that help you preserve the vitality and youthfulness of your skin.
This oil has a subtle neutral flavor and is more neutral than most other oils available on the market. It is odorless and has a dry texture. To benefit from its nutrients, you can therefore use it, in your salads or marinades, alone or mix it with all your other oils without altering their taste.
Remember that these oils are only beneficial for the skin if they are pristine and packaged in brown or opaque bottles. This is the reason why L’ODAÏTÈS swears by the use of virgin oils for its active ingredients. To discover our treatments based on virgin oils, it is here !