Bitter gourd - also known as Karela or bitter melon - is relatively well known in many cultural circles as a fruit that is used in various ways. This fruit, despite its odd shape and texture, is incredibly full and dense with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals that the body needs and thrives off of. This fruit can be used in a number of ways to the betterment of not just your internal health, but your hair and skin as well. Here are some ways that bitter gourd oil can be used.
The skin is one of the most fragile organs of the body. Due to the fact that it is external, it is exposed to many environmental elements that can compromise it - things like air, smoke, sun and harsh chemicals. Taking care of your skin can feel like a job and when it is not done properly, you may start to deal with issues like acne, rashes, wrinkles, age spots and a plethora of other issues. The presence of bitter gourd on the skin helps to eliminate these issues by helping to enhance blood purifying. This will help to fight against the presence of toxins which often contribute to the presence of those issues we listed before. You can use a few drops on your face after cleansing and toning.
Heals Skin Ailments
If you suffer from something like eczema and psoriasis, you know how terrible those outbreaks can get - dry, flaky and cracked skin that is positively unsightly. Bitter gourd oil can help to treat these issues and also reduce inflammation and irritation. It's also been known to work on fungal infections, ringworm and athletes foot. Many of the over-the-counter remedies for these ailments actually contain ingredients that are bad for your skin and potentially harmful to you. Add a few drops of bitter gourd oil into some coconut oil and apply it on the affected areas three times a day. You'll soon start to notice a difference.
Signs of aging can be incredibly disconcerting. One minute we look youthful and glow, the next minute we start to see traces of laugh lines, crows feet and dull skin. What is there to do? No need to panic because bitter gourd oil is the perfect antidote. The amount of vitamin C helps to protect the skin from the sun and wrinkles with its high levels of antioxidant power. What's more is that you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on wrinkle creams and anti-aging serums when you can get inexpensive and highly effective bitter gourd oil and experience even greater results.
Those pesky white flakes are no match for the impressive elements of bitter gourd. The oil not only treats the appearance of dandruff but helps to regulate the scalp back to a normal pH balance which will prevent further occurrences of dandruff. Add a couple of drops to your regular shampoo and you are well on your way to improving your scalp and the overall look of your hair. This oil increases shine and repairs split ends as well.
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