The Beauty Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Oil

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Pumpkin - A Flowering fruit among certain varieties of Cucurbita Pepo and Curcubita maxiama in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, among them, are cucumber, melon, chayote, zucchini, loofa.. and many more varieties. Pumpkin is characterized by a hard orange rind with distinctive grooves.

These plants are native to Central America and Mexico and have been grown in North America for 5000 years.

Pumpkin Seeds have numerous health benefits. They are naturally rich in phytosterols and carotenoids that have been shown in studies to help reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol. They’re a good source of tryptophan, an amino acid that’s important in producing serotonin. Eating a handful of pumpkin seeds in the afternoon may uplift your mood.

The benefits don’t stop there. Pumpkin seeds are rich in fiber, which can help benefit digestive health, and also provide a good source of muscle-building protein. Minerals include iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and magnesium, and vitamins include A, B, E, and K. Some studies show that eating them regularly can help reduce the risk of kidney stones. Pumpkin seeds are also full of antioxidants that help protect overall health.

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Pumpkin Seed Oil For Skin - The fatty acids, zinc, and antioxidants that are in pumpkin seeds all benefit your skin and help to retain moisture and protect against external stressors. The oil has also been proven to help with the factors of aging and contributes to slowing down the process and firming the skin while also keeping it moisturized.

Fatty Acids - The unsaturated fats found in pumpkin seeds help to deeply moisturize and maintain skin hydration for longer while being able to balance skin sebum.

Zinc - This can help control any inflammatory as well as boosting the immune function leading to a reduction in acne breakouts.

Antioxidant-Rich: A rich source of vitamin E a potent antioxidant that protects the skin from environmental stressors. Selenium neutralizes free radicals and other skin-damaging compounds before they can lead to wrinkles. It’s similar to vitamin E and actually works with the vitamin to protect cell membranes. 

Deeply Moisturizes: The essential fatty acids sink deeply into the skin to provide long-lasting moisturization without greasiness. These acids also help balance oil, moisturizing dry skin and controlling oily skin. 

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Increases firmness: The natural nutrients in pumpkin seeks, particularly zinc and vitamin C, help firm and tighten.

Soothes: Natural properties of pumpkin seed work great with sensitive skin.

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