4 Reasons Why Your Skin & Hair Would Love Ginseng
Ginseng is one of those ingredients one would assume is a “trending” ingredient, as it appears to be quite visible on numerous products these days. Its popularity in Asia is practically unmissable, it is currently one of the most featured ingredients in Korean skin-care offerings. Ginseng, however, is not just a new ‘buzzworthy’ ingredient, far from it, Ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, so much so that it is considered a ‘superfood’ due to its high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Ginseng is one of the most popular alternative remedies available and has been used to strengthen immune system, increase circulation, lower blood pressure, and to improve both physical and cognitive functions.
A Little History About This Super Root
Ginseng’s popularity in Korean skin care dates back to the 1500s, where legend has it that it was the biggest skincare secret of ‘Hwang Jini’, who was historically known as the most beautiful woman of the Joseon dynasty. Its nutritive prowess is no secret to the women of Asia, Korean women in particular, used ginseng as the mainstay of their beauty rituals for hundreds of years. Going back even further in Korean history, young ladies in noble families would bathe in ginseng water before their wedding to ensure their skin was refined, pure and perfect for their big day.
Why Use Ginseng?
Ginseng’s incredible balancing and rejuvenating qualities make it as important in skin care as it is in health and wellness. On the skin, ginseng delivers numerous antioxidants, including various flavonoids as well as being a rich source of B vitamins. Research shows that on the skin, Ginseng root prevents and repair cellular damage, boosts hydration, diminishes rough texture, fade uneven skin tone and significantly improve wrinkles and skin tone. No matter the concern with your skin complexion, chances are, ginseng can probably help improve the situation. Below are four more reasons we think you would absolutely look this super food.
Anti-Aging Booster: Ginseng has long been revered as an anti-ageing treatment. It contains a large number of phytonutrients, which can stimulate and activate the skin’s metabolism. Ginseng helps boost the circulation of the skin’s smallest blood vessels, in turn increasing the synthesis of collagen, resulting in firmer, more elastic and toned skin. Its antioxidant properties get rid of free radicals and other environmental aggressors accumulated on the skin that could trigger the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Complexion Brightener : Ginseng inhibits melanin production which helps to brighten and revitalize the complexion. Hyperpigmentation can result when environmental pollutants are easily absorbed through the skin, stimulating melanocytes and creating brown spots. Antioxidants in ginseng inhibits this process resulting in a brighter complexion.
Dark Circles Vanisher : Ginseng is great at brightening and reducing puffiness, thanks to its rich source of B vitamins. Its natural anti-inflammatory property help reduce redness and puffiness around the eyes and lightens under-eye dark circles. Ginseng’s anti-inflammatory properties also help to balance oil production on the skin and calm conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Hair Growth Stimulator : Ginseng root is known to improve the proliferation of dermal papilla cells – basically this means it encourages the growth of new strands and also prevents hair thinning and breakage. It aids faster new growth by stimulating blood flow to the scalp and strengthens the follicles and cells which minimizes hair loss.
Ginseng is a great addition to anti-aging moisturizers, eye creams, rejuvenating toners, firming masks and hair growth formulas. Want some Ginseng? Visit our store
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