The aging process is slow and gradual. It happens to everyone. Eventually, it leads to a slow down of organ functions, and healing takes longer. Your skin is also affected. As you age, your skin starts forming lines we commonly refer to as wrinkles. While pharmaceuticals and medical procedures may slow down the aging process, it eventually catches up to us. Black seeds, also known as black cumin seeds or kalonji, however, is a natural remedy that deters the aging process, strengthening your body from both the inside and the outside.
People from the Middle East and Southeast Asia have been using kalonji for centuries, while Cleopatra and Nefertiti used it in their daily beauty regimen. The West has now caught on, with the use of black seed oil steadily increasing. This is no coincidence, however. Increasingly, research has indicated that black seeds have a wealth of health and beauty applications. The seeds are packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins, amino acids, flavonoids, and zinc. These promote organ and other internal functions while having many benefits for your skin.
What are the benefits of black seed oil on the skin?
- Black seed oil has three A’s. In other words, it has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. It can be applied directly on cuts, burns, and wounds and combats inflammation. People have been using black seed oil as a natural wound healer for centuries. Pastes or face masks can be made for application on the skin. Furthermore:
- Black seed oil helps fight acne. It addresses clogged pores and balances the oil content on both your face and body. Furthermore, it keeps your skin clean by eliminating dirt and sweat that settles in your pores, soothes itchiness and skin irritations, and combats eczema.
- Kalonji is high in vitamins A, B, and C and various minerals. When used regularly, the oil helps fill fine lines and wrinkles by retaining moisture within your skill. It may also promote elasticity for a longer period and fight free radicals associated with the aging process.
- A common problem is dark spots, blemishes, and discolorations. The vitamin A, amino acids, and fatty acids in black seed oil help with skin cell regeneration,prevent skin discoloration, and helps darker spots fade away in time.
- The calcium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc in black seed oil help promote healthy, glowing skin.
Many companies have starting using black cumin and its oil in their bath and body products in order to reduce the chemical content of their products. This ensures a more natural product. The black seed oil found in soaps, oils, and moisturizers act as a quick and efficient emulsifier. Binding the water and oil in your skin, it protects the skin, adding luster, softness, and suppleness.