Moringa is surely packed with essential nutrients that your body needs. In fact, a cup of chopped moringa leaves provides generous amounts of calcium, iron and water-soluble vitamins, such as riboflavin, vitamin B6 and especially vitamin C. The tree native to southern Asia is traditionally used to treat wounds. Its leaf extract has been shown to help faster wound healing in both human and animal studies. Recently, moringa is becoming popular thanks to its benefits for skin care. Since moringa contains vitamin C seven times higher than oranges, experts say it is probably exactly what you need to achieve a youthful glow. According to Nicole Simpson, beautician, biochemist and founder of Amethyst Skincare, vitamin C helps in cell renewal and helps increase collagen production. "This supports the skin's ability to repair itself and keep its youth healthy," he said. Moringa had been tested in a small-scale human study. For three months, the subjects applied facial cream that contains the essence of the plant and as a result improved the elasticity of the skin and the formation of collagen. Fine lines, premature wrinkles and sagging are caused by the body's reaction to free radicals that damage skin cells. According to Jessie Cheung, dermatologist certified by the board, the nutritional profile of moringa neutralizes free radicals and prevents premature aging.
"Oil is a breeding ground for the bacteria that cause acne," Cheung said. Moringa, with its high levels of antioxidants, helps decrease oil production and control outbreaks.
Whenever the skin experiences oxidative stress due to factors such as poor diet, pollution, stress or lack of sleep, skin conditions such as redness, eczema, psoriasis and acne are shown, according to Simpson. The antioxidant properties of Moringa can also help relieve these biological processes. In addition, the vitamin B found in moringa can help preserve the moisture of people with dry skin by attracting water to the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. Moringa oil can restore skin moisture, according to Holly Cutler, medical esthetician and founder of FACE Skincare Medical Wellness. It is also found that walrus in oil or powder is skin friendly. However, remember to choose high quality products and check expiration dates when buying. Moringa, the new superfood, is promising in health and beauty, from fighting cancer to reducing the effects of aging. Photo courtesy of Pixabay, Public Domain. [TagsToTranslate] moringa