Watermelon Seed Oil is also known as Ootanga Oil and Kalahari Oil. In Africa watermelon seeds have been prized for the highly nutritive oil that they contain.
Traditionally, the seeds are removed from the flesh and then are dried outside in the sun. Once dried, the seeds are then pressed to extract the beneficial oil. Watermelon seed oil is extremely rich in omega 6 and omega 9 essential fatty acids, making it a very nutritive oil. Watermelon seed oil is also very healing and can help to repair damaged and irritated skin. This oil is great for oily skin, as it tends to be slightly drying.
Removes Dark Circles!
Watermelon seed oil is great at reducing and removing dark circles around the eyes. It contains a good amount of Vitamin E, which is critical in dark circle removal. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and it contributes in eliminating dark circles by fighting free radical damage and promoting blood circulation to the area.
Studies have found that topical or internal use of this oil can help to detoxify the skin by clearing out the pores and stimulating the function of the liver.
Watermelons overall are great for detoxifying, so it makes sense that the oil is going to do the same for your skin. It is being applied on the skin it works to draw out impurities and cleanse from within.
With a good amount of antioxidants, including phenolic compounds, lycopene, and carotenoids, this oil is able to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and blemishes
Watermelon seed oil is high in omega fatty acids so that makes it a great weapon in the anti-aging battle too. Regular, nightly use can help to prevent and reduce wrinkles and fine lines, whilst plumping the skin and giving a more youthful glow.
Applying this oil to inflamed areas such as psoriasis, rosacea, eczema or acne patches can reduce the irritation and help to treat underlying infection that may be causing the inflammation.