With Moringa growing increasingly abundant in the market, it is time to understand and explore the wonder this plant can do. Several of us have been plagued by acne and hair fall with constant travel, stress, and poor eating habits.
Our previous posts talk in great detail about the composition of moringa that makes it an excellent addition to our daily life. Packed to the brim with antioxidants, essential amino acids, iron, vitamins, and more, it is indeed impressive.
Apart from giving the nutritional boost, we need, moringa makes for an incredible addition to our self-care routine. Here are some ways in which moringa can be used for hair and skincare.
Skin Care with Moringa
While moringa is not a complete solution to skin or hair problems, it could be a great supplement in addition to medicines and lifestyle changes recommended by your health care professional. The topical application of products needs to go hand in hand with the right quality and quantity of food.
We recommend doing a patch test before applying any product directly on to the face.
Reduces Fine Lines
Moringa oil and leaf powder can be used topically on the face to prevent wrinkles and reduce fine lines. With large concentrations of antioxidants, moringa works wonders in reducing and preventing free radical damage to the skin.
Further, consistent use of moringa help skin gets more supple and firm. With the presence of collagen, moringa helps in reducing pore size and getting skin more healthy.
Moringa oil makes for a great, long-lasting moisturiser. It is often incorporated into several face serums, lip balms, and lip care products. It is, for this reason, it is used to treat eczema, sensitive and dry skin. It hydrates the skin thoroughly and helps in retaining moisture.
Moringa helps in moisturising lips, reduces pigmentation, and helps in retaining the softness.
Moringa in various skincare products offers multifold benefits. Topical application of moringa paste works towards preventing blemishes and evens the skin tone. It can also be applied to reduce dark spots and scars.
With its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, moringa works at preventing acne and breakouts. Applying a paste of moringa leaf powder topically in the affected areas also works.
Toxins, when accumulated in the blood, could lead to breakouts. Pimples and acne breakouts are often a sign that lifestyle and food habits need to be changed. Oral consumption of moringa, whether in the form of dried seeds, leaves or powder could help purify blood in the long run, leading to clearer and healthier skin.
Reduces Hair Fall
Iron deficiency anaemia is highly prevalent among women. The addition of moringa into your daily diet helps boost iron, essential amino acids, and mineral content in the body, reducing hair fall.
Improves the health of hair follicles
With copious amounts of zinc and iron, moringa helps improve and maintain the health of hair follicles. Research shows that low levels of zinc lead to poor hair growth and even hair loss. Healthy levels of zinc also help damaged hair follicles recover faster.
Prevents greying of hair
With high levels of Vitamins C & E, moringa packs quite the antioxidant punch. This helps the body combat damaging free radicals. When in excess, free radicals cause hair to weaken and even turn grey. Vitamin C works towards fighting and preventing this damage while vitamin E helps fix the damage that is already done.
Moringa, with its anti-microbial properties, helps in treating dry, flaky scalp. It hydrates the scalp, helps in retaining moisture, and nourishes hair without being greasy.
High levels of iron and antioxidants also help in improving the supply of nutrients to the scalp.
How soon can you see results?
This varies from person to person. The more important thing here is to be consistent with your routine. Whether applied topically or consumed orally, you need to be consistent for about four to six weeks for tangible change.
Consistent use for twelve to fifteen weeks will undoubtedly improve your nutritional levels and purify your blood. In concert with medications, exercise, and other lifestyle changes, skin and health will improve for the better in an average of 4-6 weeks.