Last Updated on March 21, 2023 by Ellen Christian
Learn more about the beauty benefits of pumpkin seeds. Find out how pumpkin seeds can help your hair, skin and nails.
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Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds for Beauty
A lot of the healthy food we eat helps our bodies look and feel good. Since fall means pumpkins, I thought I’d do some research on the benefits of pumpkin seeds for beauty. When you’re carving out your pumpkin this year, don’t throw away the seeds. They are not only good for you; they have beauty benefits!
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with all sorts of healthy nutrients. They contain zinc, amino acids, and other vitamins and minerals.
Zinc plays a significant role in healthy skin because it helps with proper structure of proteins and cell membranes. Those who suffer from flaky, dry, itchy skin may be lacking in zinc.
Amino acids help keep your hair healthy and your skin firm. They supply nutrients to your hair, skin and nails.
Vitamin E is high in antioxidants and it helps fight free radical damage that can lead to fine lines. Studies have also shown improved hair growth for those that take Vitamin E.
Biotin is used to treat hair loss, brittle nails and some skin rashes.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Pumpkin seeds contain Omega-3 Fatty Acids which can help you have healthy, shiny hair and protect your skin from the sun.
While you can buy pumpkin seeds at the store, it’s very easy to use the pumpkin seeds you remove from your pumpkin. Just separate the seeds from the pumpkin membranes, spread the seeds on a cookie sheet, spritz with extra virgin olive oil, bake at 325F for 10 minutes, flip and cook for ten more minutes. Watch to make sure they don’t burn.
Did you know there were benefits of pumpkin seeds for beauty?
Ellen believes you can feel beautiful at any age and size. She shares healthy beauty and fashion information geared toward women over 40. She is a direct sales rep for several fashion and beauty businesses.