There's something about natural skincare ingredients that really appeal to me. Whipping up a face mask in the kitchen, researching DIY recipes to try, and experimenting with liquid concoctions to improve my skin health all make me super happy. And now I've come across another herb that is superb for the skin- moringa.
Talking to Ritika Jayaswal, Founder & CEO, Nourish Mantra, we are going to take a deep dive into moringa and what it really is.
"Moringa oleifera, a medicinal plant rightly known as a miracle tree has been used for centuries for its health benefits and skin revitalizing properties. It contains a variety of proteins, vitamins, and minerals. It is highly preferable for its nutritious leafy-greens and mineral-rich green fruit pods", says Jayaswal.
It's very commonly used in South Indian meals and is actually a powerful superfood. It's a multi-purpose plant and is filled with essential nutrients and antioxidants. So, hello beautiful skin, here we come!
With all that goodness laden in one plant, it's got to have amazing skincare benefits. Let's see what they are.
Moringa in powder or oil form is beneficial for slowing down signs of aging. It is packed with anti-oxidants and prevents skin tissue damage which further turns into wrinkles. Moringa has vitamin C that helps repair the damaged skin cells, boosts cellular growth, and helps prevent your skin from sagging.
Ms. Ritika Jayaswal further adds that moringa has great moisturising properties and so is also great for the lips. A whole lot of lip nourishing products have this a key ingredient to keep lips soft and smooth. This is especially needed now that winters are just around the corner.
Thanks to its antibacterial properties, moringa helps in preventing acne and breakouts especially if you have oily skin. It's also great for reducing blemishes and dark spots. Apart from applying moringa to your skin, you can also have the powder orally- it's a blood purifier and will help with radiant skin from within.
It helps in collagen production and tightens the skin too. It even reduces the appearance of open pores and because of its high fatty acid component, makes for a great skin barrier to lock in the hydration and protect the skin from pollutants in the air.
We're pretty sure that by now you're as in love with moringa as us. So, give your skin the pampering it deserves with this incredible ingredient.
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