In today’s marketplace, the options for skincare products are pretty much limitless. And with those many options come many promises for a variety of skin types. It can be confusing, but one way to distinguish what will work is by looking at the ingredients.
One popular skincare ingredient is lemongrass, and if you’re not familiar with this skincare powerhouse, prepare to be amazed.
Lemongrass is grown mostly in India, but it’s also found in Africa and Southeast Asia. It has been used for many different purposes for over 5000 years, and it has been added to shampoos and creams as far back as the 17th century. The bulb and lower part of the stem are often added to broths, marinades, curries, and teas, making lemongrass a popular addition to home herb gardens. And while it’s often used in cooking, it also has numerous health benefits when used in other products, including treatment for the following health issues:
- High blood pressure
- Digestive tract issues
- And more!
Lemongrass has also been shown to help with insomnia, anxiety, and irritability, and it has some antifungal and antimicrobial properties also. Because of this, it can even help prevent such things as staph bacteria and E.coli.
When used as an essential oil on the skin, it can help with headaches, abdominal pain, and muscle pain. It can also be helpful as part of an aromatherapy regimen.
Lemongrass cleans skin + reduces oiliness
When it comes to skincare, the benefits of lemongrass go on. Due to those antifungal and antimicrobial properties mentioned above, lemongrass acts as natural toner to remove impurities and excess oil, leaving skin feeling clean and shine-free.
This toner quality found in lemongrass leads to cleaner pores while also reducing the incidence of acne. Skincare products with lemongrass can be a valuable inclusion in any skincare routine, especially if your skin is prone to being overly oily or if acne is an issue.
Lemongrass soothes + smooths skin
Along with cleaning and removing excess oils, and as an additional benefit of its antibacterial properties, lemongrass can help smooth skin, including diminishing scars caused by acne as well as helping to fade dark spots. Along with smoothing, lemongrass can also soothe skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties, which is especially beneficial if skin is exposed to harsh conditions and dry weather.
Lemongrass has antioxidant properties
Antioxidants can protect cells against free radicals, and where skin is concerned, free radicals can not only damage skin cells, but also lead to wrinkles and aging. Vitamins A and C, two antioxidants, are found in lemongrass, and this vitamin combo helps keep the skin feeling moisturized while looking wrinkle-free, young, and radiant, which are things we can all get on board with.
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Lemongrass isn’t just great for your skin; it also works wonders for your hair. Like we mentioned before, the Vitamins A and C found in lemongrass do the same for your hair that they do for your skin, resulting in glossy, dewy, and radiant-looking hair.
The benefits of lemongrass in your haircare products don’t end there. Lemongrass and its antifungal properties can help prevent dandruff and the itching and flakiness that accompany this condition while also improving the texture of your hair while also offering an added dose of shine. Another benefit of lemongrass in haircare products is its ability to actually increase hair thickness and texture while also increasing hair growth. For anyone suffering from thinning hair and/or hair loss, using haircare products with lemongrass can be a powerful tool to combat these difficult issues.
We understand the importance of lemongrass and all the benefits this powerhouse of a plant offers our customers. That’s why we’ve included it in our shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and face mist products. And when you purchase Nature Sustained products, you can be assured our products are made from natural, totally pronounceable ingredients in our 100% renewable energy-powered facility.