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The shelves of beauty aisles everywhere are crammed full with all kinds of skin care products boasting all kinds of supposed “miracle” products that are supposed to do everything from erase wrinkles to make your chin area more firm. The thing is, some of them really do work, but a lot do not, which is why Vine Vera is here to help you which ones actually do what they say they do.Today we’re talking about one such specific ingredient that you may or may not have heard of: ginseng root.
The ginseng plant has been harvested for medicinal use for several thousands of years, as it is believed to help with a variety of health issues, including maintenance of proper circulation of the blood, boosting cell regeneration through improved oxygenation, and of course, helping skin to be smooth and wrinkle free. Do keep in mind that none of these claims have been clinically proven, but nonetheless have a good deal of supporting evidence if nothing else, and plenty of women swear by ginseng for skin care.
Methods of Administration
Ginseng can be taken in small amounts orally to contribute to your overall well-being, and this alone could help give you softer, smoother, and more vibrant skin, but what we’re primarily interested in is its presence in a variety of topically applied skin products, and how it can help there. Vine Vera will be taking a detailed look at how topically applying ginseng root to your skin, be it through serums, moisturizers, oils or anything else, can
Increases Blood Flow for Vibrancy
One of the abilities credited to ginseng is increased blood flow wherever it is applied topically, or all over if administered orally. When used in moderation, this increase in blood flow can actually give you a healthy glow. If overdone, it will cause redness, but in just the right quantity, the effect can restore color to dull, overly pale skin.
Detoxifies Blood for Clear Skin
Ginseng is also said to be able to detoxify the blood and remove pollution particles, which cause darkening or dulling of the skin, keeping skin clear, bright, and free of discoloring pollutants.
Boosts Collagen Production for Youthful Skin
The process of skin ageing is closely tied to your body’s production of collagen, which keeps skin elastic and smooth. Wrinkles form because skin is losing the elasticity that collagen provides. Interestingly enough, studies suggest that ginseng root promotes collagen growth to fight back against wrinkles or prevent them in the first place, yet another reason it’s an invaluable ingredient to include in skin care products.
Ginseng extracts actually seem to, interestingly enough, act as an antioxidant and fight free radicals, promoting healthy skin cells (or just healthy cells in general if used orally) and staving off wrinkling and other signs of ageing, as well as decreasing your chance of getting cancer later in life!
Basically, Ginseng root, like algae, is an incredibly versatile and effective skin care ingredient that serves many roles and serves them well, making it valuable as an ingredient in just about any type of skin care product.