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These 7 lesser-known benefits of walnut oil prove its the elixir your skin and hair need

Published on:4 December 2020, 14:27pm IST
Walnut oil, known for vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acid, can be the answer to all your hair and skin troubles.
Shreya Gupta
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Who doesn’t want healthy hair and skin? This is exactly the sentiment that makes us run behind expensive products available in the market.

The truth, however, is that they come with their own set of disadvantages. Not only do these burn a hole in your pocket but are also full of chemicals that can do more harm than good. So, how about we lean on our natural resources to ensure our hair and skin stay healthy? One of the most powerful hair and skin care ingredients that nature has bestowed us with is walnut oil.

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Walnut oil, or akhrot ka tel, has become all the rage in the past few years because of how positively it has affected its users. Here are 7 ways in which walnut oil can improve your hair and skin:

1. Fights signs of ageing

Been on the lookout for an anti-ageing cream? Walnut oil can put an end to your search. It is rich in vitamin B and antioxidants which protect your skin against premature ageing. Moreover, it is also rich in vitamin E which is known to reduce signs of ageing and deeply moisturise the skin.

2. Reduces dark circles

The issue of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes is fairly difficult to solve but the lacks of sleep and extreme stress only add to the problem. Turns out, using walnut oil daily around your under-eye area can work like a charm. Topical application soothes the delicate skin around your eyes and restores the lost glow.

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3. Prevents damage

Walnut oil, a great source of antioxidants, performs a preventive function by protecting your skin from any damage caused by the action of free radicals.

4. Keeps your skin hydrated

Walnut oil is deeply moisturising and ensures your skin gets the nourishment it needs to stay hydrated. When your skin is moisturised, it steers clear of issues like dryness. What’s more, it has omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B and E which ensure your skin stays glowing.

5. Helps fight hair loss

Is your dream of having beautiful tresses being marred by hair fall? Walnut oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acid which prevents cell damage, thereby preventing hair fall.

6. Banishes dandruff

Walnut oil has natural anti-dandruff properties which can help you maintain a healthy scalp which is free of dandruff. Not only does it dislodge dirt and grime, but it also moisturises your scalp which reduces the risk of dandruff and keeps any other infection at bay.

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Walnut oil can be your saviour in fighting off dandruff, giving you the silky hair of your dreams. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
7. Can boost hair growth

Walnut oil is also rich in potassium, a mineral which is considered to be one of the most essential components in the regeneration of new healthy cells which promote hair growth.

So, ladies, provide your skin and hair with the goodness of walnut oil. It’s the only product you need!

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Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.