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3 Amazing Benefits Of Moringa For Your Skin!

By Faraz khan +2 more

Looking good has a direct correlation with feeling good. And who does not want to look good? We all do! And if you are not fond of chemical-based products, the best way is to resort to mother nature. And in the process, you are bound to stumble upon the benefits of Moringa for the skin.

Let us first check out what this plant is all about.

Moringa leaves, powder and oil

What is Moringa?

Moringa is a herb which is being used for centuries for its amazing health benefits. It is obtained from the trees of Moringa Oleifera, native to Africa and Asia. Moringa is commonly used as an oil and is found in many skincare products such as skin creams, perfumes, conditioners and shampoos.

Moringa is also included in massage oils as it is absorbed easily. This makes your skin soft and smooth. 

Experts call it a jack of all trades plant as it is packed with the goodness of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and moisturizing fatty acids. All this makes moringa very effective when it comes to skincare.

Also read: Moringa leaves – health benefits

The Moringa plant, also known as Drumstick, is a ubiquitous sight across India, with its leaves and pods being widely utilized in Indian cuisine. Abundant in beneficial antioxidants and bioactive plant compounds, it offers a rich source of nourishment for your body and a healthy glow to your skin.

Dr. Arpit Verma MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Did you know ? 

  • Moringa oil can be used as a natural makeup remover. source: ncbi
  • Moringa oil can help improve the healing process of wounds and cuts on the skin. source: ncbi
  • Moringa oil can help soothe dry and itchy skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. source: ncbi
  • Moringa leaves have been used traditionally to enhance milk production in breastfeeding women. source: ncbi
  • Moringa leaves have been shown to have hepatoprotective properties, protecting the liver from damage. source: ncbi

Benefits of Moringa for Skin

Moringa has many nutrients healthy for your skin including vitamin A, which builds collagen – the vital component that your skin is made of. It has vitamin C that helps to fight the signs of ageing. Furthermore, moringa has vitamin E that has anti-inflammatory properties.  

Let us learn more about the useful benefits of including Moringa into your skincare routine –

  • Helps to Reduce the Signs of Ageing

Moringa powder and oil support slowing down the signs of ageing. First and foremost, it rejuvenates your skin if it is dull and dry. As it is packed with antioxidants, it prevents free radical damage. This is extremely important as free radical damage harms your skin tissues, which leads to the formation of wrinkles.

Moringa has vitamin C that helps to repair damaged skin cells. Furthermore, it has a chemical called cytokinins that boost cellular growth on your skin and prevent cell destruction. So, by using moringa, you can say goodbye to sagging skin!

The antioxidants in moringa also help in protecting your skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. 

Also Read: Nodular Acne: Research-backed Solutions for Managing Stubborn Breakouts

  • Takes Care of Your Lips

As mentioned earlier, moringa is known to have moisturizing properties that are very good for your skin. This is why the plant is a key ingredient in lips balms and lip creams. Moringa helps to keep your lips soft and smooth. 

The antiseptic properties of moringa are beneficial for your skin. It can be used in case of skin cuts, wounds, abrasions, burn marks, bruises, skin infections, rashes, sunburn marks and insect bites.

Also Read: Moringa Powder Benefits: Research-Based Overview of Its Health Advantages

  • Treats Acne and Dark Spots

Due to its antibacterial properties, moringa is helpful in preventing acne breakouts on your skin. It also helps in removing blemishes, dark spots, pimples and blackheads. To achieve clear skin, you can apply a paste of moringa leaves on the spots of your face. 

While moringa for skin is fantastic, it also produces great results when consumed. Consuming moringa powder or moringa seeds will help in purifying your blood and removing toxins from the body. As the accumulation of toxins can result in acne and pimples, it keeps your skin clear.

Furthermore, moringa helps to reduce the large open pores that you may have on your skin. As it boosts collagen production, your skin is tightened and pores are reduced.

  • Evens Out Complexion 

As a moisturiser and spot remover, moringa oil can also help to improve your overall complexion. Dark spots, acne and other skin issues can leave unsightly marks and scars on your face. Moringa can help to smoothen these features and leave you with a glowing, even look. The same effect may also be possible with a mixture made from mashed moringa leaves.

Also Read: 7 Home Remedies for Acne

How to Use Moringa for Skin?

You can use moringa for skin by making a face pack or face mask at home and applying it frequently. 

Here are the items you will need to make a moringa face mask:

  • One tablespoon of moringa powder for skin
  • One tablespoon of pure honey
  • A mashed avocado
  • A teaspoon of lemon juice or water

Look at the steps to make and use this face mask:

  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Apply the mask to your face. Apply it slowly and evenly throughout your skin surface.
  • Leave the mask on your face for about 20 minutes.
  • Then, wash your face with lukewarm water. Dry the face with a clean towel.

If you are using lemon juice along with this mask, do not go outside and expose your skin to direct sunlight right after washing off the face pack. This is to prevent skin damage. For the best results, you can use this facemask in the evening. 

Also Read: 10 Foods To Eat for A Healthy Skin

Conclusion

Moringa herb is not only beneficial for your skin but also provides essential nutrients to the body. Make use of this herb daily to keep your skin clear and your body healthy.

Also Read: 7 Home Remedies for Glowing Skin

Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational/awareness purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment by a healthcare professional and should not be relied upon to diagnose or treat any medical condition. The reader should consult a registered medical practitioner to determine the appropriateness of the information and before consuming any medication. PharmEasy does not provide any guarantee or warranty (express or implied) regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of the information; and disclaims any liability arising thereof.

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Satyavir Singh

Nice

CHIMA Nneka

Please, can one make the mixture of moringa, honey and avocado pear for keeps? if yes, for how long?