Amazing Skin Benefits of ‘Neem Oil’
Neem also is known as ‘Indian lilac’ is an important part of the Ayurveda and the benefits of neem are bountiful and unparalleled. The scientific name of neem is Azadirachta indica and it is native to our Indian subcontinent. Naturally grown in hot and semi-tropical regions, the seeds and fruits of the neem tree are the sources of the much-acclaimed neem oil.
The neem oil has a wide history of use as a folk therapy around the world and has been used to treat many diseases. It has a strong and intolerable smell but is high in fatty acids and other essential nutrients. Hence neem oil is used in a variety of beauty products such as skin creams, body lotions, cosmetics and hair products.
Neem oil consists of many ingredients that are very beneficial to the skin. Some of the ingredients are:
Fatty acids (EFA)
Is Neem oil safe to use?
Yes, it is. Neem oil is non-toxic in nature and is totally safe for use, not just for human beings but also for plants, birds, and mammals. But there is a substance called Azadirachtin in neem oil, which could be more or less toxic to aquatic animals.
Neem oil is laden with medicinal properties associated with skin care. And some of them are mentioned below:
1. For fair complexion
Neem oil has amazing benefits in improving the skin quality of your face. By using it regularly you can improve your skin complexion or color. Many of you may be using various products to get fair complexion, but the product only leaves you with disappointment. But neem oil won’t dishearten you; it will not only enhance your skin complexion but will also make you look younger and beautiful.
2. A great Skin Toner
Neem oil is a great skin toner as it helps in restoring the skin moisture, which is very essential for a healthy looking skin. It also fights with pathogens that are found under the skin surface. By using neem oil as a skin toner, your skin will look smoother, healthier and younger.
3. Removes Blackheads
Blackheads are a big problem that many of you may be facing. By regularly applying the diluted neem oil will remove blackheads and prevent it from coming again. It is recommended that always add 2-3 drops of water in pure neem oil before applying on face and get rid of blackheads problem.
4. Works as anti-aging Serum
Neem oil is enriched with vitamin E, fatty acids, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that protect your skin from any type of environmental damage. The neem oil also contains carotenoids that accelerate skin’s protection against free radicals which cause aging.
5. Reduces Hyper-pigmentation
Neem oil is the ultimate savior for skin pigmentation. It clears up the skin making it equal-toned. Neem oil helps in slowing down the production of melanin, which when secreted in high amounts, leads to pigmentation. If you apply neem oil daily, it will clear, beautify and revitalize your skin thus reducing skin pigmentation significantly.
6. Fights Acne
There is an aspirin-like compound in the neem oil, which helps in removing acne-causing bacteria from the skin. In addition, the fatty acids in neem oil prevent marks and scars caused by acne. And people who suffer from skin redness after acne should also use neem oil.
7. Treats other skin problems
Skin disorders such as Psoriasis and Eczema cause redness and irritation on the face. And at this point in time, only Vitamin E can soothe the itchiness of your skin. By applying a few drops of Neem oil after washing your face with warm water will ease the pain caused due to irritation. Use it for at least for 30 days for better results.
Apart from this, neem oil is very good for hair problems like dandruff, scalp irritation, eczema etc. It also helps in promoting hair growth. So these were some of the amazing benefits of neem oil.