How to Use Chia Seeds on Your Skin

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Chia seeds contain 60 percent omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for health. Chia seeds are pure protein, and have the appropriate balance of all amino acids. Chia seeds can be used for health, diet and your skin. Creating a chia seed mixture for your skin is easy and will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, and the mixture will help to keep your skin healthy. With its antioxidants, calcium and aroma, this chia seed mixture should help improve how you feel.

Things You'll Need

  • Ground chia seeds
  • 4 organic avocados
  • Potato peeler
  • Spoon
  • Whole milk
  • Drop of lavender fragrance oil
  • Knife
  • Blender (if needed)
  • Bowl
  • Potato masher
  • Jar with lid
  • Peel the avocado with a potato peeler. Cut it in half and remove the seed from the center using a spoon. Dispose of the peel and the seed.

  • Mash the avocados with a potato masher. Mix 1/3 cup of whole milk in with the avocados to soften them up. Milk is also great for exfoliating and smoothing skin. Blend well (you may use a blender, if necessary). Add one drop of lavender fragrance oil. The smell of lavender is said to have relaxing effects.

  • Mix five to six tbsp. of chia seeds in with the whole milk and avocado mixture. Stir until the seeds are evenly distributed through the mixture. Again, you may use a blender, if necessary. Pour the mixture into a jar with a lid.

  • While in the shower, grab about a quarter-sized amount and rub it into the palms of your hands. Smooth over your body, including rough areas like elbows, knees and feet. Add more quarter-sized amounts as needed. You may also add the mixture to a loofah for extra exfoliation on extremely rough spots.

  • Allow the mixture to sit on the skin for one minute. Rinse well with cool water. Repeat three times a week for soft, healthy skin.

Tips & Warnings

  • Refrigerate when you're not using. The mixture should last for up to a week.
  • If you have naturally oily skin, do not add the lavender fragrance oil in the mixture. It may cause excess oil buildup on the skin.
  • Organic chia seeds are also available in health stores and online.
  • Add lavender flowers into the chia seed mixture to reduce the appearance of pores.
  • If chia seeds are ingested in large quantities, they can lower blood pressure to a dangerous level, especially for older adults.
  • If you have reactions when you eat or use chia seeds on your skin, avoid chia seeds completely.
  • Avoid chia seeds if you have heart problems or if you're taking blood thinners.
  • The chia seed is a member of the salvia genus and an overdose of chia seeds can be harmful and/or fatal.

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