Neem's The Word!
These days, there's no end to the fad products and gotta-have-it over-the-counter cosmetics promising instant results. But there is one ingredient that IS the real deal, and has been for thousands of years. Its name?
Neem oil is one of the most-used ALL-NATURAL ingredients in history, and new studies are revealing just how incredible it can be for your skin and body.
In this blog we talk about what neem oil is, and four reasons why you need to be using it today!
WHAT IS NEEM
The best skincare products are ALL-NATURAL, and neem is no different. In fact, neem is a tree found mainly on the Indian subcontinent. (1) (2)
And though the incredible benefits of neem seem new, they're not. Neem has been used since the beginning of recorded history for its all-natural soothing and skin-boosting abilities.
And though time has passed, not much has changed. In fact, the World Health Organization still estimates that 80% of developing countries still use neem and ALL-NATURAL remedies for their skin and other ailments today. (2)
And neem sure soothes a lot of different ailments. With its natural anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, neem has recently been added to everything from shampoos to toothpastes, proving the resilience and ability of the ingredient. (3)
FUN FACT: Neem contains over 130 different compounds, making it one of the most powerful cosmetic ingredients around. And it's ALL-NATURAL! (4)
Neem isn't just a one-trick pony, either. The bark, flower, leaves, seeds, root, fruit, and stem are all used for their therapeutic abilities. It also maintains its strength when ground up as an oil or powder. (1)
Neem oil in particular, has been found to be incredibly useful in cosmetics, where it's been proven to do everything from erase wrinkles to prevent acne. (5)
And without getting too scientific, neem oil contains healthy fatty acids, limoids, vitamin E, triglycerides, antioxidants, calcium, palmitic, linoleic, stearic, and oleic acids, all of which help your skin.
Long story short, neem oil is a cosmetic miracle ingredient. (5) (6)
Now that we know what neem oil is, let's talk about four reasons why you should start using it today!
Though it's widely known for it's antibacterial properties, neem oil is also proven to de-age your skin. (7)
Neem oil works in four simple ways to help make you look younger:
First, it irons out your wrinkles. Second, it reduces excessive skin thickening, which comes from aging. Third, it evens out your skin, providing you with well-balanced nourishment. And finally, it reduces your natural water loss. (7) (8)
That's a lot to take in. But it's also doing something else - neem oil promotes your natural collagen production. (9)
FUN FACT: Neem will restore your skin back to good health. The name "Neem" actually means "bestower of good health" in Sanscrit Nimba! (10)
When you apply a product that contains neem oil in it, you're literally providing your body with the natural proteins your body needs to remain youthful, flexible, and young-looking.
With neem, your skin will become more supple, firm, and capable of maintaining its structure, no matter how old you are. (11)
And neem oil is especially important for people from their mid-twenties on up, which is when your natural collagen production begins to diminish. (12)
Aside from the amazing ways neem oil makes you look younger, it's also a great tool to use against acne.
Because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory abilities, neem oil can be used to both prevent acne AND remedy an existing breakout. (13)
And if you've already suffered from breakouts in the past, neem oil can prevent scarring too. This is because of the way neem stimulates your collagen production and penetrates deep into your skin to repair it. (14)
FUN FACT: Have a pimple you just can't seem to get rid of? Neem oil can also be used as a spot therapy to prevent full-on breakouts! (15)
Neem oil is so powerful at getting rid of acne that new studies are revealing that the effects of neem oil are comparable to that of using prescription-level salicyclic acid, a common acne medication. (16) (17)
Unfortunately, salicyclic acid can be toxic, and it's even recommended that people wear special gear when handling it. (18)
And doctors tell you to put that on your face!
So, for the best ALL-NATURAL acne therapy (that's also great for use on dry skin), use neem oil, and welcome breakouts as a thing of the past. (19)
PROMOTES HAIR GROWTH AND SCALP HEALTH
Although the effects of neem oil on the body are well-documented, scientists are now discovering the amazing power of the ALL-NATURAL ingredient when applied to your hair and scalp.
This is because of the rich vitamins and fatty acids present in neem, which are the same ones your hair requires for follicle health, regrowth, and regeneration. (20)
One of these vitamins is Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a secret hair do-gooder that facilitates hair regrowth by stimulating your capillaries, which increases the blood flow to your hair, thus boosting your hair growth. (21)
FUN FACT: Neem oil is also a great cleanser of the scalp. Apply an ALL-NATURAL PRODUCT with neem oil in it, and your pores will open up, preventing your hair from thinning! (22)
Neem oil is also know to fight another common scalp problem that affects millions of people worldwide - dandruff.
Dandruff is usually caused by a fungus on top of your head. But neem oil is anti-fungal, which means that applying neem oil actually remedies the debilitating effects of dandruff. (23)
One of the wonders of neem oil is a component called nimbidin, which fights inflammation of all kinds, which also comes as a result of dandruff. (20)
Neem oil is also great for hydrating your hair, as it not only acts as a necessary moisturizer for all hair types, but it also locks in that moisture, providing long-lasting texture and support. (23) (24)
We've talked about the power of neem oil for the recovery of acne and for hair growth and rejuvenation, but that's not all. Neem oil is also an incredible tool for skin recovery and wound healing.
Scientists have recently discovered the biological compounds in neem oil have an extraordinary ability to promote healing. In fact, neem oil has already been proven to be more effective at wound healing than both Vaseline AND saline. (25) (26)
This is due to the antioxidants in the neem tree, and also because of the proteins accrued as a result of the boost in your natural collagen production. (27)
FUN FACT: Don't forget your teeth! Neem has been proven to fight germs in your mouth, maintain saliva health, relieve toothaches, and offer a deeper cleaning! (28)
The power of neem oil for wound recovery can once again be traced to its richness in Vitamin E.
Vitamin E is THE antioxidant-rich vitamin your body needs, as it's not only fat-soluble, but also easily absorbed and stored in your body, enabling sustained AND efficient recovery from wounds, inflammation, and acne marks. (29)
The richness of neem oil in Vitamin E and similar compounds also means that neem oil is effective in fighting various forms of dermatitis, from eczema to psoriasis. (30) (31)
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