Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Rewind a few years ago and hardly anyone knew what an adaptogen was. Now, there are diets around them and entire skincare lines too. But what are they?
Adaptogens are plants that helps you adapt. They function within the body to regulate metabolism and boost the ability of your skin to prevent damage from stress. While eating adaptogens can help you from within, when you use them in skin care, they have great benefits that lead to more beautiful skin.
So, yes, adaptogens benefit skin. But how?
Adaptogens Benefits In Skincare
Remember that stress? It causes your skin to release more sebum. When regulated, sebum keeps skin supple and smooth. When sebum production goes overboard from stress, it causes skin to look red and blotchy, age faster, and breakout.
If you start using adaptogenic skincare, you’ll be able to:
- Naturally restore balance to the skin’s natural oils
- Draw out impurities from your pores
- Boost your skin’s natural defenses to protect it
- Soothe and calm irritated and inflamed skin
- Restore youthfulness to your complexion
Adaptogenic Skincare Ingredients To Look For
There are a number of ingredients categorized as adaptogens. Each one can play a significant role in your skincare routine based on what it does. For example, aloe vera is ideal for soothing irritated and angry skin. It delivers protection and moisture too.
If you have clogged pores troubling you, look for skincare with ashwagandha. It reduces the stress for skin with blocked pores to reveal brighter, smoother skin.
Holy basil is also ideal for decongesting those pores and guarding from external environmental stressors. It’s perfect if you live in a city!
For brighter skin, licorice root, a powerful antioxidant, can really help. It also works to regulate your cortisol levels. This stress hormone is responsible for mega-breakouts so if you have acne-prone skin, you should see if it works for you.
When aging skin is your problem, the adaptogen known as moringa is a great solution. It guards your skin from the elements while delivering nurturing moisturization. This will give you a youthful glow and soft, silky skin.
There are plenty more adaptogenic ingredients you’ll see in skincare formulas within cleansers, serums, creams, and lotions. You’ve probably heard of ginseng, reishi mushroom, milk thistle, and rosemary. They all have the common bond of being adaptogens.
While using adaptogens in your skincare routine can really make a difference in how healthy your skin looks, don’t forget that proper diet and nutrition also play an important part. You can add more adaptogenic foods to your diet to approach skin care from inside out and get the full spectrum of clearer, brighter, smoother, and more youthful skin.
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Jennifer Raskin is a freelance writer, wife and mom that loves cold weather despite her location in Florida, cooking, reading, watching ‘80s movies, weight-lifting, and wine tasting.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.