Pumpkin Seed Oil for Skin Care
Scientifically called Cucurbita, Pumpkin is basically a squash that is quite similar to gourd. This North American pumpkin plant fruit can weigh anything between 9 and 75 pounds. Usually, pumpkin has yellow or orange color; however, certain species may bear other colors, like gray, red, green and white. Warm weather is the best kind of weather for pumpkin plant, and that is why it is usually planted during the early part of July in soils that are rich and can nicely hold water. Pumpkin plant produces male, as well as female, flowers, and fertilization occurs with the aid of honeybees. Its vines are usually delicate, and may easily incur damage. September through October is the ideal harvesting time, and that is the reason why lots of pumpkins can be seen during Halloween. Containing lots of phytosterol and tryptophan, pumpkin seeds can provide a wide range of health benefits. Studies have shown that they can lower LDL cholesterol. They also have the ability to produce serotonin to uplift mood and help people sleep well.
BENEFITS OF PUMPKIN SEED OIL FOR SKIN
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil is very good for your skin and benefits your skin in many ways:
1. Firmness enhancement
Zinc, vitamin C, and certain other natural ingredients present in pumpkin seeds help regulate collagen level, preventing premature skin sagging.
2. Acne reduction
Certain pumpkin seed components, especially selenium, reduce acnes and make skin clear and healthy.
3. Free radical protection
Being rich in Vitamin E, a very potent antioxidant, essential oil made of pumpkin seeds can save skin from damage caused by free radicals.
4. Deep moisture treatment
Essential fatty acids present in pumpkin seeds can deeply moisturize skin without promoting greasiness. Also, they can help in skin oil regulation, oil control and dry skin elimination.
5. Cell turnover encouragement
Natural hydroxy acids present in pumpkin seeds can exfoliate your skin when applied as masque, and increase the rate of cell turnover. The result is glowing and youthful skin.
6. Skin soothing
HOW TO USE PUMPKIN SEED OIL FOR SKIN CARE
1. Face care
Take a few drops of organic oil made of pumpkin seeds and mix the same with a good cream. Apply the mixture at night to moisturize your skin.
2. Scalp care
With your favorite conditioner, or shampoo, mix 2 to 3 pumpkin seed oil drops. Then, wash your hair with the mixture to make your hair fresh, rejuvenated, and lustrous.
3. Body care
Take a good sunscreen lotion, lip balm, bath gel, or makeup remover, and mix a small number of drops of the oil. Then, use the product normally.
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