The kiwi fruit aka Chinese gooseberry is native to China. It spread to New Zealand and parts of Europe over the centuries.
The fruit is soft and sweet with rows of tiny black seeds located in the center. The seeds are edible and safe to consume. The kiwi fruit oil is extracted from these tiny black seeds.
I’ll be sharing the benefits of kiwi fruit oil for skin and how to incorporate kiwi fruit oil in your skincare regimen in this article.
5 Benefits of Kiwi Fruit Seed Oil
1. Kiwi Fruit Seed Oil Slows Age Progression
The oil contains up to 62% essential fatty acids of alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3), which our body is unable to produce.
This makes kiwi fruit seed oil one of the best oils to use when it comes to reducing age progression on skin.
2. Keeps Skin Supple
The high concentration of omega-3 helps to maintain moisture in the skin and keep it supple.
3. Aids Your Fitness Regimen
Kiwi fruit is 100% fat-free with a glycemic index of 52 making it a welcome addition to any fitness regimen and safe for diabetics.
4. Protect Eyes
Kiwi fruit also contains the phytochemical, lutein, which protects the eyes from a variety of ailments and macular damage.
5. Packed With Vitamin C
A light 5% inclusion of kiwifruit seed oil in your regimen is excellent for softening and soothing the skin as well as enhancing the absorption of your product.
How to Incorporate Kiwifruit Seed Oil in Your Skincare Regimen
1. Add to Skincare Products
You can add a few drops of kiwi fruit seed oil to your skincare products especially products for the face and neck.
2. Use Undiluted
Apply a few drops of kiwifruit seed oil undiluted to your face and neck 2 – 3 times a week after cleansing.
You can also apply it to your body and face after a sun tanning session to treat sunburn or protect the skin in general.
3. Add to Salad Dishes
Include a few teaspoons of kiwi fruit seed oil in your salad dressing. It will brighten up the dish.
In addition to vitamins, it’s a good source of dietary fiber useful for reducing cholesterol levels and eliminating toxins from the body.
You can read about the nutritional breakdown of kiwifruit HERE.
4. Try Out Kiwifruit Seed Oil Skincare Products
Caution: Kiwi fruit contains oxalates, which can cause problems if they become too concentrated in body fluids.
If you have any kidney or gall bladder problems, it’s best to avoid kiwi fruit.
The next article will examine the benefits of kiwi fruit seed oil for hair and the best way to use it on hair.