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How to Use Wheat Germ for Your Skin

How to Use Wheat Germ for Your Skin

Wheat germ is a natural ally for taking care of our skin and keeping it beautiful, as one of its benefits is that it contains vitamin E, which moisturizes the skin and prevents premature aging because it neutralizes free radicals. As if that were not enough, wheat germ can also help to regenerate the skin tissue, so it is recommended for healthy-looking skin. If you want to know how to use wheat germ for your skin, read this oneHOWTO article carefully.

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Use wheat germ oil for skin

The best way to use wheat germ on the skin is to buy a wheat germ oil. You can find this oil in beauty shops, spas, and shops specializing in natural body products. Using wheat germ oil is great because it allows you to add the benefits of wheat germ in different aspects of your skin's beauty routine and maximize its benefits.

Wheat germ oil for wrinkles

If you want to use wheat germ for wrinkles, one way to use wheat germ for your skin is to add a tablespoon of this oil to your make-up remover or facial cleanser. This will allow you to take advantage of wheat germ's vitamin E content in your cleansing routine to hydrate your skin and keep it soft.

You can also use wheat germ on your skin by adding 5 drops of wheat germ oil to your anti-wrinkle cream. This will enhance your cream's effects and make it more effective against aging. The great advantage of adding wheat germ to moisturizers and anti-wrinkle creams is that it also works as a great sun cream.

Wheat germ oil for scars

If you mix half the contents of your moisturizing body cream with half of your bottle of wheat germ oil you will get a powerful moisturizing body cream. This mixture is ideal for getting rid of dry body skin, leaving you with smooth, shiny and healthy skin thanks to the vitamin B in wheat germ. Applying this mixture every day, you will also prevent scars from appearing after you have been wounded.

Wheat germ oil for dry skin

Using wheat germ on your feet is also very easy. Apply plenty of oil onto your feet and then put on some socks to hydrate the rough skin on your feet and after a few weeks you will be able to show off your enviable heels. You can also use wheat germ oil on your elbows, knees and as a moisturizer for your hands.

How to use wheat germ seeds for skin

One of the benefits of wheat germ for skin is its deep hydration, that is capable of turning rough and dried skin back to life and re-hydrating it, by nourishing it from the inside.

If you prefer to use wheat germ the traditional way, you need to buy the seeds. Once you have your seeds, add a tablespoon into a glass of whatever juice you want or to any meal. Eating this amount every day is enough to begin to see the benefits of wheat germ on your skin. Take a look at our article on how to add wheat germ to your diet for some delicious ideas that can benefit your skin's inner health.

How to use wheat germ oil capsules

Another useful way of using wheat germ for skin is through oil capsules. Although you can take them orally to get their benefits to boost your immune system and prevent rheumatoid arthritis, you can also open them and add the interior to some of your beauty routines, as it will be highly beneficial for both wrinkles and scars.

If you have dry skin you can use wheat germ oil as a moisturizer. After cleaning your face at night, moisten a cotton swab with this oil and apply to your face. Leave it on your skin while you sleep to absorb all its nutrients.

Make a moisturizing face mask to treat your skin with oatmeal and wheat germ. Mix 3 tablespoons of wheat germ oil with half an avocado and half a cup of plain yogurt. Then apply onto your face, leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse your face with warm water. Your skin will be lovely and soft, thus regenerating its tissue and preventing scarring.

Wheat germ oil for skin lightening

If you have a dark mark on your skin that makes it an uneven color, you can also try homemade methods for skin lightening. But why is wheat germ useful in this sense? First of all it inhibits melanin production, which stimulates collagen production and its vitamin B1 content can prevent UV rays from scarring your skin.

Thus, to use wheat germ for skin lightening, we advise you to make a wheat germ oil and avocado face mask.

You will need

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 3 tbsp wheat germ oil
  • 1/2 cup natural yogurt


  1. Mash half an avocado to make a fin e paste.
  2. Add three tablespoonfuls of wheat germ oil the half cup yogurt and mix until you get a homogeneous mix.
  3. With your face completely clean, apply the paste evenly and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. After this time, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

How to use wheat germ for hair

Now that you know how to use wheat germ for skin, you should know that this product is also highly useful for other purposes. For example, you can take a look at our article on how to use wheat germ for hair to learn about other wonderful benefits of this seed.

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Can I drink the wheat germ oil to also reap its benefits from within? And if yes, how often and in what quantity?
Michael Riley (OneHowto editor)
Hi Timi,

If you want to incorporate wheat germ oil into your diet there are various ways you can do it; to find out more we recommend this related article:

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