Left: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Sheetal Rawal
Neem is a native tree whose leaves and bark were and still are valuable for their many healing properties. It was largely used in India and parts of the Middle East in ancient days. Today its uses have spanned all over the world. Neem contains a distinct composition of beneficial components and organic compounds. This makes products made with neem extremely popular and sought after by herbal and alternative practitioners. Neem can be included in many products such as face washes, lotions, face serums, body washes, herbal supplements, garnishes, and even tea.
Neem is considered to be among the most versatile plants in the Indian culture. Revered in Ayurveda, neem has withstood the tests of time for its skin pacifying and skin beautifying properties. No wonder then, most Apsara Skin Care products have high-quality neem in them.
This article will bring to light why neem is considered one of the best ingredients for perfect skin. It will also help you use neem use in your home with 5 easy home remedies.
"I first started using the Sandalwood Facial Serum and the Neem Facial Cleanser for about four months... Ever since I started using these products, I started to see a vast improvement [in] my skin. It looked… healthier, more vibrant, more color[ful]."
Benefits of Using Neem on Your Skin
Neem has diverse uses and health benefits on your skin. It has solidified its position asone of the most important herbal remedy ingredients in skin beautification and health. Below is an overview of neem’s skin benefits.
1. Can Significantly Reduce Acne
Acne/pimples is a very common skin ailment that knows no gender or age. Hormones, poor lifestyle, and harsh chemicals can all lead to acne. No need to worry if you keep experiencing acne breakouts. With high-quality neem-based products, you can help this skin condition and prevent breakouts in the future easily and in little time. Neem has natural antibacterial compounds that help prevent your skin from future breakouts while antioxidants present in neem help maintain the fresh look on your skin and minimize scarring. The astringent properties present in neem help reduce skin sagging as well as signs of aging and wrinkles. All of this is possible due to the presence of fatty acids and high levels of Vitamin E in neem-based products.
2. Can Detoxify Your Skin
Whether you use leaves, neem paste or consume neem supplements, they all have activecomponents that get rid of toxins in the body and skin. Neem has components that are thought to stimulate the kidneys and liver, which in turn optimizes the metabolic activities of the body. Every day you have detritus such as microbes, germs, and grime and dust particles accumulating on the skin. Neem paste neutralizes their effect and reduces the chances of acquiring an illness or irritation. A face mask with neem in it is an awesome way to detoxify your skin 1-2 times a week.
3. Helps Moisturize Your Skin
Struggling with coarse, scaly skin? Neem is the simplest answer to your struggles. Neem leaves keep the skin soft and pliant. Therefore your serum for dry and dull skin must have neem in it. Neem can also lighten pigmentation and scars caused by acne and many other factors. For those with pimples, use neem leaf decoction to diminish them. For issues related to skin infection, mix 1 tsp. of neem powder with 1/4th tsp. of turmeric powder. Add rosewater to make a thick paste and apply the mixture on the affected areas. Repeat this procedure regularly for three months to have your perfect skin. Or use Apasra’s high-quality Krishna Sandalwood Facial Mask. It has neem in it of course!
4. Tones and Firms Your Skin
Neem leaves are popular when it comes to toning of the skin. Boil neem leaves. Allow the water to cool. Using a cotton cloth, dab this neem water on your face and leave it overnight. This can help scars, pigmentation, blackheads, and acne when done regularly. You can also use this water to rinse your hair to help issues like scaly scalp or dandruff.
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3 Neem Home Remedies for Beautiful Skin & Hair
The countless uses of neem make it one of the best ingredients for perfect skin. Below are some home remedies to attain that perfect skin and hair.
Home Remedy for Itchy Scalp
Massage some neem oil onto your scalp and leave it overnight. Neem oil is available at a health food store or an Indian grocery store. You can also mix a teaspoon of coconut oil with 15 drops of the neem oil. Apply the mixture on the scalp and lightly massage it. Using a gentle shampoo, wash your scalp and hair. Apsara’s Rosemary & Amla shampoo and hair oil both have neem oil in them.
Your scalp should feel pacified and less itchy. Components such as fatty acids and Vitamin E present in neem can soothe your itchy scalp. Neem is thought to have properties that inhibit the release of histamine and improve the body’s response to irritants or allergens.
Home Remedy for Acne
Apply a few drops of neem oil or a high-quality serum with neem in it on the acne-prone areas of your skin. Repeat every day morning and night.
Neem is a very strong natural analgesic, which means that it can also be used to relieve pain. It also has healing agents that facilitate quick healing. It has been known in Ayurveda and modern times for its natural antibacterial properties. It is no wonder then it continues to be used with tremendous success for acne.
Home Remedy for Sunburns and Redness
Apply neem oil on the sunburned areas of your skin. You can also apply a lotion with neem oil in it to quickly soothe any redness, irritation, and tenderness associated with sunburns or other distress to your skin.
Neem has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the swelling and alleviate pain caused by sunburns or other irritations to your skin. High levels of antioxidants and Vitamin E in neem help moisturize the skin and prevent dryness and chances of discoloration as a result of it.
Usage of neem has several benefits on the skin. If you have any skin related issues use high-quality products with neem in them and you may well be amazed by the transformation. Use neem-based products every day to ensure your skin stays soft, moisturized, and free from flaws.
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