New York, April 20, 2017: The skin is one of the most sensitive organs in the body which is regularly exposed to heavy use of synthetic colors, paraben, phthalates, toluene, and other dangerous chemicals through the skin and hair products we use on a daily basis. The result is a severely damaged skin that lacks its natural glow and softness. But did you know the ancient medical science of Ayurveda offers a magic herb to undo all this damage and more?
Also called the ‘Tree of Promise’, Margosa or Azadirachta Indica or Neem is the best gift of nature for your skin. A natural blood purifier, rich in anti-oxidants with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, Neem is a storehouse of nutrients and compounds that act like magic for your skin. In Ayurveda it is called ‘Sarva Rog Nivarini’ meaning ‘the healer of all ailments’. Here is the list of top 8 benefits for the skin-
1) For minor cuts and wounds
Neem or Margosa leaves have astringent properties and applying Neem oil, a vegetable oil made from Neem extract, on the wound can heal the cut quickly without leaving any scars behind.
2) Natural Protection for Skin with anti-aging properties
Neem is rich in anti-oxidants which protect the skin from further damage and keep it looking young by defending against the growth of free radicals that make the skin age faster. It also evens out wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
3) Skin rejuvenation
The fatty acids and vitamins present in neem make it easily absorbable in the skin, making it supple and rejuvenating it. After getting back from work, when the skin is tired and beaten, there is nothing like treating yourself to a facial with a Neem-based face mask.
4) For the dry and itchy skin
Margosa based Ayurvedic applications made from neem seed oil are also good for the dry and itchy skin since it moisturizes the skin from a deeper level, giving it a soft tone which is free of white freckles and fissures. It is the best natural moisturizer you can give your skin.
5) Get rid of acne and scars
It is our worst nightmare- the acne or boils on the skin that come up overnight right before an important meeting, wedding or a gala dinner. The acne problem gets particularly bad in the summer due to the heat acting upon the body. Neem’s calming properties reduce the Pitta or fire element in the body. Neem oil is the best solution for redness or inflammation on the oily skin or skin that is prone to acne because aspirin present in Neem has anti-bacterial properties. The fatty acids treat the scars left behind by the acne, which if left untreated can turn into permanent marks on the face.
6) Cure for Eczema symptoms
Neem is rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids, which on penetration into the skin enables the skin to defend itself against loss of moisture. Presence of compound like Nimbin also reduces the redness, swelling and irritation in the skin.
7) Perfect cure for Fungal infections
Trust the Margosa leaves and its power extracts-Gedunin and Nimbidol to treat away ring worms, athletes’ foot and 14 other types of fungi because of its super anti-fungal properties.
8) No more pigmentation
Neem seed oil is known to be the best natural cure for removing pigmentation with zero side effects. The way it scientifically works is, Neem reduces the production of melanin in the skin which is responsible for pigmentation when secreted in large amounts.
Today Neem and neem extracts are widely available in the form of supplements, face packs, ointments, body oils and liquid extracts.