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The Latest Beauty-Ingredient Discovery: The Moringa Plant

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Moringa is known as a “miracle tree” and also as a “mother’s best friend”. It has multiple uses. Every part of the tree – leaves, pod, fruits, sap, seeds, oil, flowers, roots and bark has medicinal properties. Research has shown that approximately 300 diseases can be cured by its consumption along with receiving hundreds of other health benefits.

The leaves are a rich source of many nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin E. In fact, they have many more vitamins than the richest sources such as carrots, oranges and milk.

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Help for dry skin

  • It softens dry skin and maintains moisture in the skin.
  • It is good for conditioning dry, chapped lips.
  • It’s beneficial to treat rough, dry skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.

Anti-ageing properties

  • It rejuvenates dull, tired and ageing skin.
  • Antioxidants and nutrients help fight free radical damage that can cause skin tissue damage and lead to the formation of wrinkles.
  • Moringa oil helps improve the appearance of wrinkles and prevents sagging of facial muscles.
  • Plant hormones called cytokinins, which help promote cell growth and delay damage and destruction of skin tissues.
  • Vitamin C stabilizes collagen and helps reduce fine lines and repair damaged skin cells.

Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties

Moringa oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to treat and heal minor skin abrasions; minor cuts and scrapes, bruises, burns, insect bites, rashes, and sunburn and skin infections.

Acne & dark spot prevention

  • Moringa oil helps clear blackheads and pimples; when used regularly helps prevent the reoccurrence of blemishes.
  • Helps to minimize dark spots from acne and hyperpigmentation.

Buying and using moringa oil for skin care

Purchase cold pressed moringa oleifera, which has the most beneficial nutrients.

Moringa Oil Beauty Recipes

Cuticle strengthener: Massage moringa oil into cuticles and nail beds to moisturize cuticles and strengthen nails.

Moisturizing skin toner: This skin toner is good for all skin types. Mix 1 tablespoon of raw coconut oil and 2 teaspoons of moringa oil with 1 cup of witch hazel. Store in a sterile bottle. Use in the morning and evening to tone and moisturize skin.

For an exfoliating scrub: Mix raw brown sugar with moringa oil for a gentle scrub for heels, elbows and knees. Apply with circular motions. Rinse with warm water.

Easy makeup remover: Mix ½ cup of coconut oil and ½ cup of moringa oil with 5 drops of tea tree oil. Store in a bottle. Massage into skin with a cotton ball or pad to remove makeup. (Cotton pads are better to avoid getting cotton fibers into the eyes.)

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