Black Seed Oil for Skin
Natural therapy gives long term benefits without any harmful side effects, both inside and outside. Skin care through natural therapy becomes the primary point of conversation while discussing beauty and aging. Black seed oil for skin plays a vital part in providing adequate nourishment. Skin benefits obtained from black seed oil have been extensively researched.
The mention of black seed oil can be found in our ancient history and in folk medicine.
Egyptian queen Cleopatra is renowned for her beauty; and according to the historians, one of the key ingredients she used at her beautiful skin was black seed oil. 
Black seed oil had been used in folk medicine to treat different skin infection. 
Infection Free skin
Skin is the outermost covering of the body and can get easily infected through many infectious agents like bacteria, fungus, and other microbes. Skin infection can occur at any age.
- The skins of neonates (newborns) are very sensitive, and they can easily be affected with staphylococcal pustular (pus-filled bulges) skin infections. Doctors mostly prescribe medicines like mupirocin cream to apply on the affected area. Research supports that black seeds oil for skin has similar efficacy as mupirocin and does not provide any side effect.  This means, now your babies can be protected from skin infections without using any chemical formulation.
- Trichophyton,Epidermophyton, and Micros Porum are three main fungi which can cause infection in skin, nail, and hair. Thymoquinone, one of the primary constituent of black seed oil acts against these infectious fungi. 
- Cutaneous leishmaniosis is another common parasitic skin infection and affects general population and travelers in the area of tropics, subtropics, and southern Europe.  A study in animals showed that application of cream made of black seeds oil is helpful to reduce the lesion and associated skin inflammation obtained due to cutaneous leishmaniosis infection.  Hence, you get another natural alternative to neglected diseases like leishmaniosis.
- Topical application of black seed oil can provide rapid wound healing, as it can control local infection and swelling by reducing bacterial growth. Moreover, it also helps to repair skin tissues. 
Well, now if you get a wound try black seed oil which can help you to heal fast.
Why not have your own spa treatments with this magic oil? A body massage with black seed oil on skin can keep away common skin infections and associated complications.
Black seed oil is effective and safe for all age groups. 
Immunity disorder induces Psoriasis that further influences skin tissue growth. Therefore, the upper layer of skin becomes thick, scaly, itchy, and dry that causes painful red patches. Symptoms get worse in exposure to sunlight.
Use of Black seed oil on skin can be helpful to provide symptomatic relief from Psoriasis. So, by using black seed oil, there will be no itchy, scaly and dry skin.
Black seed oil reduces excessive skin tissue growth and ease skin thickness, thus effective in Psoriasis management. 
It is expected that by applying Black seed oil on skin the individual having Psoriasis can enjoy outdoor activities in mild sunlight.
For a teenage girl, acne is sometimes considered a greater threat than injuries. Acne is a common problem with adolescents that make them worried, depressed and lose confidence.
An increased secretion of oil from sebum gland can block the draining system of skin by obstructing the skin pores. The resultant of this is the accumulation of chemicals beneath the skin layer and microbial attacks worsen the condition. This is the primary process of acne formation.
Black seed oil has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and immunomodulatory effects thus prove helpful to treat acne. Application of Black seed oil on skin not only treats acne problems but can also tackle a lot of appearance-related embarrassments.
Black seed oil improves social confidence by ensuring flawless skin. 
Skin Complexion Improvement
Skin complexion depends upon melanin pigments that impart skin coloration. Excessive melanin secretion leads to darkening of the skin, whereas loss of this pigment causes white patches of skin (Vitiligo). Black seed oil has a potentiality to balance melanin secretion. 
Topical application of black seed oil assists in spreading melanin in vitiligo affected areas and leads to skin darkening, whereas sufficient amount of vitamin A and E in black seed oil helps to rejuvenate the skin tissues and restore the natural vitality of the skin that was damaged due to prolonged sunlight exposure, aging, excessive cosmetic use and side effects of drugs. [2, 7]
This makes the black seed oil preparations to be a must thing for ladies beauty kits.
Eczema is a skin disease that may affect any individual and at any age. Approximately 31.6 million people of the U.S. population including children are suffering from eczema. And most cases of childhood eczema continue into their adulthood. 
Betamethasone is one of the prescribed medications to treat eczema. The research study found that Black seed oil has similar efficacy as Betamethasone. 
Betamethasone is a steroidal drug and is responsible for several side effects, especially in children and teenagers by retarding their growth.  Therefore, application of black seed oil over Betamethasone is a side-effect free option to treat eczema.
Control and Preventive Action against Skin Cancer
Recent scientific research also supports that black seed oil can able to control the unwanted cell division in the skin and restrict skin cancer.
Metastatic melanoma is a type of skin cancer, which induces excessive melanin production and spreading of the cancerous growth. Thymoquinone, present in black seed oil is useful to control and prevent metastatic melanoma. In addition, black seed oil is a potent antioxidant, tumor suppressor, and anti-carcinogenic. 
Black seed oil can be an option as an adjuvant chemotherapeutic agent to treat and prevent metastatic melanoma. This makes black seed oil to be an all-rounder, who can even act against cancer cell proliferation in a natural way.
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