If you're only using oils for frying eggs or drizzling salads, you're missing out on the power of oils in your natural skin care routine. While it doesn't sound as exotic as tamanu or sea buckthorn oil (both prominent ingredients in our pregnancy stretch mark treatments), the humble pumpkin seed actually packs quite the punch in the beauty department.
This week we're shining the light on pumpkin seed oil benefits, and why you should be adding it to your beauty arsenal!
Four Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits You Need in Your Life
1) It can make you look younger. Packed with antioxidants, pumpkin seed oil can help fight free radicals and environmental damage that makes skin age prematurely. Essential fatty acids quickly sink into skin to help keep it plump, moisturized and youthful.
2) Pumpkin seed oil on your face? Why not! If pregnancy hormones are giving you oily skin and unsightly blemishes, it may be a struggle to find a reliable, pregnancy safe acne treatment. Try pumpkin seed oil, which may relieve problematic skin with its high zinc content.
3) It's high in healing vitamin E. We've gone into the benefits of vitamin E, but if you've got any skin issues...vitamin E is basically your best friend. With its natural skin healing abilities, vitamin E can help wounds heal more rapidly, accelerate the growth of healthy skin cells and improve overall skin tone. That's why we feature pumpkin seed oil in our bestselling Indulge sugar scrub for stretch marks, and encourage our Mamas to use it daily on stretching, stressed bellies!
4) Pumpkin seed oil may be good for hair loss. According to a study from the US National Library of Medicine, pumpkin seed oil may be a safe and natural way to regrow hair. However, the study reviewed participants who were taking the oil orally, so if you're pregnant or nursing, consult with your doctor first! Nevertheless, green beauty lovers vow it's great for topical applications directly to the scalp, and claims it may accelerate hair growth and give you a shiny, healthy lush mane.