How To Use Walnut For Skin Care

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Walnut For Skin Care


Walnut can be classified as a miracle food for skin care. This is because it is one of Nature’s richest sources of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, while also being packed with concentrated nutrients and phyto-nutrients. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids belong to a group of nutrients known as essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids play a pivotal role in keeping skin cells healthy and robust. Walnut is also very rich in ellagic acid, melatonin, carotenoids, Vitamin E and poly-phenolic compounds. These compounds are necessary for keeping skin rejuvenated and revitalized. The anti-oxidant activity of walnut also helps in fighting against free radical damage which is the primary cause of skin aging. Read on for more such tips on using this brainy nut for healthy skin...


 


Eat Walnut for Beautiful Skin


Regular consumption of walnut provides skin with Vitamins B6, K, E, choline, betaine, thiamin and riboflavin. These vitamins provide nourishment to the skin from within. Walnut also provides the body and skin with ample amounts of protein. Protein is the building block of skin cells and is essential for maintaining the vitality of skin. Walnut is also packed with skin-essential minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and selenium.


If the beauty and health of your skin really matters to you, it will be worthwhile to make walnut a vital part of your diet. Eat them on their own or whip many interesting and healthy dishes keeping it as the main ingredient.


 


Apply Walnut for Youthful and Radiant Skin


Walnut Oil


Regular massage with walnut oil will help in fighting dryness and skin aging. It also helps in providing deep nourishment to the dermal layers, thereby, promoting healthy skin cells and tissues.


It is advisable to buy premium quality walnut oil available in the market. While you might get cheaper products at much lower cost, they are generally packed with impurities and harmful chemicals. It would be worthwhile, to pay a little extra for getting pure and natural walnut oil.


Every morning or night, clean your face and then massage all over face and neck with heated walnut oil. Do the massage in gentle circular movements, making upward strokes. Let the oil remain on your skin for at least 10 minutes. You can also take steam on your face, once a week, before doing the massage. This will help in delivering nourishment to even deeper layers of skin. But make sure to not take steam on your face more than once a week.


 


Walnut Face Pack


Take a blender container and mix together 3-4 walnuts, 1 tablespoon powdered oatmeal, 1/2 teaspoon honey, 4-5 drops of wheat germ essential oil and yogurt, as per requirement. Blend the ingredients together to form a smooth and thick paste.


Apply the pack evenly to your face and neck. Keep the pack for about 25-30 minutes and then wash off with warm water by massaging in gentle movements.


For best results, use this pack at least thrice a week. This pack lends anti-oxidant benefits to the skin while also nourishing it with essential fatty acids. It is an excellent formula for dry, damaged and aging skin.


 


Wait no more, go ahead and make walnut a part of your life. Glowing skin will be a lifelong promise, then!


 


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