How to Use Evening Primrose Oil Capsules on the Skin

Leave the oil on overnight.

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Evening primrose oil is often used to treat a variety of conditions, including asthma, joint inflammation, diabetes, eczema and psoriasis. Although evening primrose oil can be taken orally, you can use it on your skin to beautify and treat skin problems such as acne, rosacea and dermatitis.


Poke a hole in one end of the evening primrose oil capsule. You can use a pin or another sharp object.


Apply the oil to the affected areas of your face for skin problems or over your entire face for an all-over beautifying treatment.


Massage the oil into skin with clean hands.


Leave the oil on overnight and rinse and cleanse your face in the morning.

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You can apply this treatment topically up to twice per day.


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