Eggplant, Brinjal or Aubergine are the different names of the same vegetable. It is a species of the nightshade family and is grown for its edible fruit. Yes, botanically speaking, eggplant is not a vegetable but a fruit. Eggplant is native to India but is now cultivated in many parts of the world. It is an excellent source of a number of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc. and the presence of these nutrients make them very beneficial for our health as well as for our skin and hair. We have already read about the major health benefits of eggplant, and in this article, we will know about the major beauty benefits of eggplant for skin and hair.
Beauty Benefits Of Eggplant
Beauty Benefits Of Eggplant For Skin
(1) Provides Anti-Aging Benefits
Eggplants are a good source of antioxidants like Vitamin C etc. that fights with the free radicals of our body and prevents them from causing oxidative stress to our skin cells. Free radicals are unstabilized ions that get formed in our body during the oxidation process. These are unstabilized, so they steal electrons from the molecules of our body cells, and by doing so, they cause damage to our body cells.
Antioxidants present in eggplants prevents free radical damage to our body cells (including skin cells) and provides relief from wrinkles,fine lines, dark spots, age spots etc. and thus keep premature aging at bay.
In addition to the eggplant, eggplant peel is also beneficial for our skin as they contain anthocyanins which not only provides anti-aging benefits but also provide relief from skin inflammation and several other skin problems.
(2) Provides Glowing Skin
The antioxidants and anthocyanins present in eggplant not only provides anti-aging benefits but also helps in improving the glow of our skin. This is because these antioxidants fight with the free radicals of our body and prevent them from causing damage to our skin cells and thus make our skin soft and glowing.
Other than this, Eggplant is also an excellent source of water which keeps our skin well hydrated and moisturized. When our skin is properly hydrated and moisturized then, it stays healthy and smooth.
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(3) Keep Our Skin Soft And Smooth
Water plays a major role in our body as it is needed for almost every cellular activity. About 60 percent of our body’s weight is water and our vital organs like lungs, heart, brain are made up of 70 to 80 percent water. Water is needed not only for our body functions but also for keeping our skin healthy.
Brinjal or eggplant are made up of around 92 percent water, and because of this reason, they are a very beneficial for keeping us well hydrated and moisturized. Eating eggplant on a regular basis keep our skin hydrated and moisturized and thus make our skin soft.
(4) Reduces The Risk Of Skin Cancers
Eating eggplant on a regular and moderate basis is very beneficial for reducing the risk of skin cancer because of the presence of chlorogenic acid in it. Chlorogenic acid is an anti-cancer product which protects DNA from mutation and also provides antibacterial and antiviral benefits to our body.
In addition to this, the antioxidants present in eggplant fights with the free radicals of our body, stabilizes them and thus prevents them from causing oxidative stress to our skin cells and thus reduces the risk of development of various types of cancers.
(5) As A Skin Toner
Eggplant juice is a wonderful skin toner and is very useful for improving the firmness of our skin and for providing relief from frown lines, crows feet, etc. For this, juice one eggplant and add a small amount of witch hazel to it. Keep the mixture in your refrigerator and use it as a skin toner whenever you need it. This natural skin toner will keep our skin healthy, firm and smooth.
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(6) Lighten Freckles And Moles
Eggplant can be used for lightening the appearance of freckles and in some instances also remove them. For this, all you need to do is cut some slices of eggplant and smoothly rub them on the freckle infected area. Doing so on a regular basis will lighten the appearance of moles and freckles.
Beauty Benefits Of Eggplant For Hair
(1) Promotes Hair Growth
Eggplant is a good source of numbers of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc. and presence of these nutrients and healthy enzymes in eggplant make them very beneficial for promoting hair growth as they strengthen our hair follicles and encourages the growth of new hair. Other than this, the antioxidants present in eggplant prevent our hair and scalp from oxidative damage.
(2) For Hair Rinse
Eggplant juice is very beneficial for our hair as they are very effective for keeping our hair moisturized and for softening brittle locks. For this, eggplant juice can be used as the hair rinse.
The information contained in the post is for general purpose only and shouldn’t be considered as medical advice or as an alternative to medical advice. Although I’ve tried my best to keep the information contained in this post as accurate and updated as possible, I make no guarantee of the accurateness of the same.
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