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Comment utiliser l'huile végétale de prune pour la peau et les cheveux ?

How is plum vegetable oil used for the skin and hair?

Nourishing and antioxidant-rich, plum vegetable oil is the ally of dry skin and hair frequently exposed to oxidation factors - pollution, UV rays, etc.
To fully benefit from its properties, discover how to use plum oil in your daily routines.

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The benefits of plum oil in cosmetics.

Derived from the first cold pressing of the kernels found in plum stones, this vegetable oil contains numerous nutrients such as fatty acids (primarily omega 9, followed by omega 6 and palmitic acid). The unsaponifiable portion is mainly composed of vitamin E (content > 600 mg/kg).

Plum oil is an excellent skincare productwith antioxidant propertiesthat combat skin ageing induced byoxidative stress. To clarify, this phenomenon is characterised by an overproduction ofreactive oxygen species, also known asfree radicals, when cells are exposed tostress (pollution, UV radiation, smoking...). Moreover, the fatty acids that make up plum oil provide nourishment and elasticity to the skin due to their ability torestore the hydrolipidic film. Thus, plum vegetable oil is described asrelipidating and it is recommended for the care ofdry skin.

When applied to hair, plum oil revitalises dehydrated and dry hair, providing it with a shine. By penetrating the hair fibres, fatty acids are able to limit water evaporation. They form a protective film to maintain hair hydration. Moreover, thanks to Vitamin E, it limits hair ageing, which is characterised by the appearance of grey and white hair, as well as the weakening of hair fibres that promotes their fall.

When should one use plum oil?

Firstly, let's clarify that plum oil is an ingredient that does not contain any allergenic substances. Therefore, it is suitable for all skin and hair types, and can even be used by pregnant women and children.

Nevertheless, it is particularly recommended for dry skin which requires a supply of nourishing elements. It is also suitable for mature skin, to counteract the effects of skin ageing. Being non-comedogenic, it can also be used on combination skin. Indeed, it does not clog pores and does not promote the appearance of blemishes.

When applied to hair, plum oil is used to repair dry, brittle and weakened hair, or to protect the hair fibres frequently exposed to oxidation factors.

How to incorporate plum oil into a skincare routine?

Beneficial for both skin and hair, plum vegetable oil can be used raw or as an ingredient in a skincare formula.

Thevegetable oil of plumis available in its pure form at Typology. It is derived from the cold pressing of plum kernels fromorganic farming, grown and harvested in theSouth-West of France. On the face, it can be used morning and evening at the end of your routine. Apply a few drops of plum oil on clean, dry skin and then massage with upward circular movements across the entire face, not forgetting the neck.

To care for your hair with plum oil, simply incorporate a few drops into your regular shampoo. However, some hair care products are already enriched with plum oil, such as masks, conditioners, or even oils. It is also possible to use pure plum oil as a night mask. Apply it evenly to your lengths and ends and wrap your hair in a towel. To allow the active ingredients to work, leave it on overnight before shampooing.

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