Ostrich oil is known to be a wonderful ingredient in many intensive skin moisturizing products. Ostrich oil comes from the fat of the ostrich, and there is anecdotal evidence that the oil is ideal for treating sunburn, blisters, psoriasis, dry skin, bed sores, skin burns, canker sores and sore muscles. Ostrich oil comes in many forms, such as body lotion, body cream and both liquid and bar soaps.
Ostrich oil used to be used all the time as part of skin care routines and its thought that it was used as far back as ancient Roman and ancient Egyptian times – legend has it that Cleopatra herself used it to keep her skin smooth. The oil is becoming more popular today and is being added to numerous skin care products. It contains numerous essential fatty acids, including omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 and is also almost completely non-comedogenic. This means that it doesn’t block the pores because the molecules in the oil are almost identical to human skin, except they are even smaller. The oil can sink into the skin with ease compared to other moisturizers, making it perfect for all skin types.
The fatty acids in ostrich oil are thought to not only be perfect for promoting skin hydration, but also for cell division and renewal. This is because the fatty acids in ostrich oil are great for promoting cell renewal, meaning that any problems underneath the skin can begin to repair themselves. Ostrich oil is also an anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal agent, making it ideal for treating skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis.
Other disorders that ostrich oil can treat include rosacea and melasma, as well as superficial skin complaints such as burns or blisters. It has also been used to lessen the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite and scars, by promoting cell renewal and by hydrating the problem areas of skin.
However, no studies have yet been undertaken to demonstrate the suitability of ostrich oil as a treatment for medical disorders and so it should not be treated as a magic cure. Speak to your doctor before using ostrich oil and don’t stop taking any treatment for any conditions you may have to use ostrich oil instead. Ethical questions have also been raised about how ostrich oil is obtained and whether it is ethically sound to use such a product. Ostriches don’t tend to be used for anything other than their oil apart from in remote parts of the world, so some feel that it’s cruel to use ostrich oil when no other part of the animal is being used.
It’s also very difficult to find ostrich oil skin care products that are licensed for use as a skin care product, although you can find them on sites like eBay and ebid.com. One manufacturer of ostrich oil products is known as Struis Lux and they sell their products across the world, and a lot of these products have received rave reviews. Find their products by searching Google for Struis Lux – prices start from around $20.00 for an ostrich oil bath product. A lot of people who use ostrich oil as a skin care product make their skin care products themselves from ingredients such as palm oil, ostrich oil and eggs.
Ostrich oil has helped a large number of people with a large number of skin ailments, but unfortunately, all data is at this point anecdotal, so we don’t really know the long-term effects of ostrich oil. That being said, you could try using ostrich oil products for your skin complaint – just make sure that you have regular check-ups with a doctor to ensure that if you have any adverse side effects, you can get immediate medical attention.