Sesame seed oil can benefit skin health by acting as a natural sunscreen, providing moisture for the skin, reducing signs of aging, acting as a detoxification agent, helping to repair damaged skin cells and reducing the occurrence of bacterial infections. Sesame seed oil can also help to reduce itching when applied to dry skin.
Due to the vitamin E content of sesame seed oil, it provides natural protection from the sun's harmful rays without the risk of skin irritation from chemical-based sunscreens. Vitamin E is also a natural moisturizer, which combines with the linoleic, stearic and palmitic acids in sesame seed oil to help relieve dry and itchy skin, resulting in a smooth skin surface. A few drops of sesame seed oil in the bathtub provides even more moisture for the skin.
Sesame seed oil also helps loosen and remove toxins on the outer layer of the skin when soaked on the skin for approximately 15 minutes. The sesamol within sesame seed oil can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Since sesame seed oil soaks easily into skin, the thick substance may remove damaged skin cells on the outer surface of the skin when massaged into rough and dry patches.