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How flax and pumpkin seeds help to fight hormonal acne?

Are you facing persistent acne on your face? You have heard a lot about the skincare product for treating hormonal acne. Today, I will discuss the natural way to treat acne. Flax and pumpkin seeds have shown effective results in fighting hormonal acne. These seeds contain specific nutrients and vitamins that help fight hormonal acne. Keep reading to know more about the benefits of these seeds.

  1. Flax seeds

Flax seeds contain enough quantity of omega 3 fatty acids. These acids safe the skin from getting dry. In addition to this, flax seeds normalize the estrogen level in the body. When the estrogen level maintains in the body, it prevents the outburst of acne. Another significant reason for hormonal acne is excessive secretion of the sebaceous glands. Flax seeds also regulate their secretion. Hence, the chance of acne breakout has minimized. Research has shown that flax and pumpkin seeds have an estrogenic effect. Consequently, they help to maintain the estrogen level at the beginning of a menstrual cycle. Thus, prevent the skin havoc associated with low estrogen level.

  1. Pumpkin seeds

Unsaturated fatty acids are associated with anti-inflammatory properties. Pumpkin seeds are an abundant source of unsaturated fatty acid. Hence, these seeds help diminish inflamed acne. Pumpkin seeds are also rich in vitamin A which contains anti-oxidant property. In addition to this, pumpkin seed is rich in zinc which aids in fighting hormonal acne.


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About the writer: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Pakistan, Lahore. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counselling and pharmaceutical care plan. Her research work on coronavirus                                              is under publication.

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