Raw, roasted or ground into butter, people eat peanuts in a variety of ways. Peanuts have also been noted for their skin beautifying and health benefits, with the presence of antioxidant, protein, fiber and vitamin E nutrients.
Apart from satisfying hunger pangs, consumption of peanuts also makes the skin smooth, supple and younger looking.
Some of the beauty benefits of peanuts include:
1. Treat Skin Conditions:
The anti-inflammatory properties of peanuts treat skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema. The fatty acids present in peanuts also reduce swelling and skin redness. Peanuts contain Vitamin E, zinc and magnesium, which keeps the skin glowing from within and fights the bacteria that lead to acne. The protein content in peanuts also helps with cell regeneration.
2. Slows down the aging process
Signs of ageing like wrinkles, discoloration and decreased elasticity are one of our biggest beauty concerns. Peanut contains significant amount of Vitamin C which is required for the production of collagen. Collagen is required to sustain tendons, skin and cartilage. It provides firmness and elasticity to the skin to keep it young and supple.
Peanuts also contain relatively good amounts of fatty acids believed to be critical to the brain’s nerve cells. This brain friendly cell helps with stress management and mood swings.
3. Prevents Breakouts:
Fiber in nuts is essential for the elimination of toxins and waste. Toxins inside the body reflect on our outside appearance, causing breakout, dullness and excess oil. Eating peanuts regularly helps flush out excess toxins from the body to give you a healthy skin.
4. Contains Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Skin:
Peanuts are loaded with magnesium which calms our nerve, muscles and blood vessels to provide better blood flow to the skin. This, in turn, gives you a youthful and healthy skin.
Peanuts are also packed with omega 3 fatty acids which help our skin in many ways. Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation in the body to prevent skin eruptions. It lowers the risk of developing squamous cell skin cancer. It also moisturizes and hydrates the skin from within to treat dry and scaly skin. Omega 3 fatty acids also strengthens scalp health and hair follicles to promote hair growth.
5. Prevents Sun Damage:
Skin damage occurs as a result of oxidation, a chemical process in which unstable molecules called free radicals steal electrons from healthy cells. Vitamin E in peanuts defends our skin’s cells against the damage of oxidative stress. It guards our skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun to protect against sun burn and skin damage.
6. Antioxidants Rich:
Beta carotene, an antioxidant found in peanuts is very critical for skin’s health. It is converted into Vitamin A in the body which helps in the growth and repair of body tissues. Thus peanuts help to heal wounds and bruises at a faster pace.
7. Promotes Hair Growth and Treats Male Pattern Baldness:
Peanut is an excellent source of larginine, an amino acid which is very helpful for treating male pattern baldness and to encourage the growth of healthy hair. It also improves the health of artery walls and prevents blood clotting to improve blood flow. A proper blood flow throughout the body and hair is imperative to get healthy and strong hair.
Other Health Benefits of Peanuts include:
-Reduction in Cholesterol levels
-Fights Cancers and Heart Diseases
-Reduces the chances of Stroke and Gall Stones
PEANUT BUTTER FACIAL MASK BEAUTY D-I-Y
Peanut butter facial mask is gaining immense popularity these days. Applying natural peanut butter on the face clears away the dirt and impurities to give you a healthy looking skin.
1. Wash your face with a cleanser and then apply peanut butter on your entire face.
2. Allow the mask to dry and then wash it off by massaging your skin slowly in circular motions.
3. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.
NB: Remember to do a patch test first and then apply it to the entire face as allergic reactions are very common side effects of peanuts. Those who are allergic to peanuts should stay away from it.
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