Actress and all-round superhuman Nomzamo Mbatha has finally shared the secret to her glowing skin and we’re off to the grocery store to try it too

Flaxseeds or linseeds are known for bringing omega 3 fatty acids to just about any dish without changing the taste (although they might change the texture), they’re great in your breakfast cereal, cookies and breads and you wouldn’t have guessed it your bath water too.

Soaking up that omega 3

Omega 3 fatty acids are known mostly for contributing to the health and performance of your brain. The natural oil is also great for tightening toning, moisturising and nourishing your skin, hair and nail.

While we usually et Omega 3 work its magic from the inside out, soaking it up in your bath like Nomzamo Mbatha give the skin a direct hit of all that goodness.

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Soaking your hair and body in flaxseed water can give you a quick solution to dry, flaky and itchy skin. Think of it as natural, seedy bath oil at the fraction of t cost. For the same effect without the effort of scooping seeds of your bathwater, and probably finding a few lodged in your hair. You can add a dash of flaxseed oil to your bath and soak it all up.

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Flaxseed eye gel

The slimy gellish consistency flaxseeds take on in your oats might be something you tolerate for the benefits, but the slimy texture is something you will come to love in an organic eye gel.

Flaxseeds are rich in moisturising omega 3, antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. All of this is great news for your eyes. Reduce puffiness; contribute to antiaging or at least gentle ageing and improve the quality of the skin reducing the appearance of dark circles, dryness and wrinkles.

The recipes of this eye gel couldn’t get easier, simply soak the flaxseeds in warm water and wait for the gel to happen.

 This gel is especially great for your eyes but can be used all over the face and body with benefits for your skin and hair.

Beauty from the inside out

While soaking in your flaxseeds and using them as a mask or gel is a great topical solution to a specific problem, eat flaxseeds and incorporating them int your diet regularly has many more benefits.

Flaxseeds are nutrient-dense and can be beneficial in easing many health and beauty problems.

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