You know that eating veggies is good for you, but did you know that putting veggies on your skin can help with wrinkles?
Research shows that using certain plant extracts in skin care products can be effective in reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, dark spots and other signs of aging.
Best plant extracts for aging skin
Researchers reviewed numerous publications to compile a list of some of the most effective anti-aging botanicals. Some of the most notable are:
▪ onion extract has strong antibacterial properties, offers protection against free radicals and prevents dark spots and uneven skin tone.
▪ yam extract reduces wrinkles by decreasing the activity of collagenase, an enzyme that breaks down the collagen in your skin. Yams also increase skin hydration and cell proliferation.
▪ Asparagus Extract Treats wrinkles and signs of photoaging caused by UV exposure.
▪ Red spinach extract increases moisture, collagen and skin elasticity while reducing sebum (oil) levels.
▪ pickle juice provides powerful protection against free radicals and inhibits the enzymes that break down hyaluronic acid and elastin, two key components of healthy, youthful-looking skin.
▪ Red bean extract increases skin moisture and improves pore size, evenness and the appearance of dark spots on the skin.
Choosing the right antiaging products
Many of these plant extracts are found in anti-aging creams and serums that are available on the market.
However, the key to choosing the best options for you is making sure you are: 1) using the right antiaging products for your skin type, and 2) using the right cleansers and moisturizers to ensure your skin can benefit (often expensive!) anti-aging products.
Work with your dermatologist to ensure the herbal skincare products you use are right for your skin and are paired with the right products to maximize their benefits.
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This story was originally published May 6, 2022 2:18 p.m.