Ginseng has been used in for centuries in Eastern and Herbal Medicine for it’s balancing and revitalising benefits, both inside and out. Ginseng is packed with phytonutrients, known to stimulate our skin’s metabolism, helping to reduce free radical build up after exposure to sunlight, environmental pollution and toxins. Studies have shown it can also inhibit the production of melanin, protecting the skin from pigmentation caused by UV radiation or sun damage.
How Ginseng benefits your skin:
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Helps to firm and tighten your skin by stimulating natural collagen production.
- Ginseng helps to counteract dryness and soothe sensitive skin while naturally balancing oils.
- Studies on ginseng extract have found that it has potential in lightening and brightening your skin tone.
The roots are slightly sweet and liquorice flavoured. They can be eaten dried, steeped to make tea, or ground into a powder. Ginseng tea is great for refining and rehydrating your skin, helping to regenerate skin cells by increasing oxygenation, improving blood circulation and detoxifying the blood, all of which contribute to healthy, glowing skin.
How to use Ginseng for your skin:
- Several studies have found that ginseng is effective in increasing the production of collagen in the skin, firming, toning and plumping skin and diminishing wrinkles and fine lines. Use ginseng tea as a toner after cleansing your skin.
- Ginseng’s anti-inflammatory properties and ability to naturally balance oil production within the skin mean it can help soothe skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis.
- Dark circles and puffy eyes? Try a ginseng compress! Place cotton pads soaked in ginseng tea over your eyes to help reduce dark circles and puffiness.
- Use a ginseng tea rinse for your hair to encourage hair growth by stimulating blood flow to the scalp and improving the health of hair follicles and cells.