The Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Oil for Hair & Skin
Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo L.
We're not sure when it happened, but we blinked, then all of the sudden it was fall. We'll miss the summer, but we're ready for you fall. So bring on the sweater weather, booties, PSLs and on a less exciting note...dry hair and skin.
With fall transitions you may find yourself switching up your wardrobe, diet, and daily routine, but equally important is taking the time and care to update your hair and skin care regimen. Each October always brings a rush of pumpkin everything - but the benefits of the seasonal specialty are more than just a fall fad.
On the outside, pumpkins make for festive decorations or ghoulish jack-o-lanterns, but on the inside is where you'll find the real goldmine. That is, pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in essential healthy fats, antioxidants, key vitamins and amino acids which make them a super food for hair and skin. When extracted properly with low heat, pumpkin seed oil carries all of the same healthy properties as the seeds. As an essential ingredient in our (SPIN)Mist Hydrating Dry Oil, we highly recommend stashing a travel size Mist in your bag to use on dry lifeless hair and skin throughout the fall months.
Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits for Dry & Damaged Hair 🎃
- Vitamin A
Helps strengthen hair shaft while promoting the natural balance of sebum for shiny vibrant hair.
An essential B-vitamin also known as B7, is the hair growth champion. Essential for the body's production of structurally sound keratin, which is the protein making up your hair strands.
- Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids
Found naturally in pumpkin seed oil reap anti-inflammatory properties that help open up your hair follicles and promote new hair growth.
Is a major component of keratin and is found in high concentrations in pumpkin seed oil. Sulfur has also been used to help fight psoriasis, dandruff, eczema, folliculitis and scalp conditions for a healthy scalp.
Pumpkin seed oil Benefits for Dry & COMBINATION Skin 🎃
- Antioxidants & Vitamin E
Found naturally in pumpkin seed oil shield your skin by limiting the body's production of free radicals. This helps preserve your skin's youthful appearance and prevent cell damage.
- Vitamin A
Is known to promote the body's production of new skin cells for healthier looking skin and improved texture.
- Zinc & natural minerals
Found in pumpkin seeds promote the body's production of collagen giving new life to tired and mature skin by plumping, firming, and providing improved elasticity.
- Omega fatty acids
Help maintain your skin's natural moisture barrier by promoting a balanced production of sebum, your body's natural oil.