Hibiscus for skin and hair benefits Hibiscus (gudhal) is a plant known for its large colorful flowers. They can be red, yellow, white, or peach-colored and can be as big as 6 inches wide. The most popular variety is Hibiscussabdariffa. The red flowers of this variety are mostly cultivated for medical purposes and are available as dietary supplements. This plant grows in warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the year.
Some popular benefits of hibiscus: –
Manages blood pressure
Helps in menstrual cramps
Helps in maintaining weight
These are some uses of hibiscus.
Now we shall discuss some benefits of hibiscus for skin: –
This is also known as the Botox Plant.
Hibiscus has great anti-aging properties because it maintains elastin in the skin by decreasing the activity of elastase, an enzyme that breaks down our skin’s natural elastin. When elastin level declines with age our skin starts sagging. Hibiscus has vitamin C which maintains the elastin level. Apply a face pack of hibiscus powder on the face once a week for a promising result. You can try our hibiscus enriched cream.
Hibiscus has a magical reputation in skincare because of its natural source of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs).
AHAs are known to help
Control oily skin
Clogged pores, which encourages fresh, younger and smoother skin.
Ways to use hibiscus
You can use hibiscus powder directly on the skin in the form of a face pack to control oily skin.
Add a few hibiscus flowers in some water and boil it. Take the steam to cleanse your skin. This method will help in cleansing clogged pores
Add hibiscus powder with coffee powder to make a gentle exfoliating scrub.
Add sea salt, dried rose petals and dried hibiscus flowers for an exfoliating body scrub.
Try our Hibiscus Oil-Free Skin Radiance Gel Cream. It is a pure hibiscus gel cream to get a youthful skin.
Benefits of hibiscus for hair
Hibiscus helps in removing oil and dirt from the scalp. Boil a few dried hibiscus leaves in abundant water to make tea consistency. Pour this on your hair and scalp at last rinse. Hair will look and feel soft.
The brightly hued hibiscus flowers are rich in nutrients such as amino acids that are necessary for producing keratin, the building blocks of our hair. These flowers are capable of stimulating hair regrowth. Mix crushed hibiscus flowers with coconut oil and apply this on scalp and hair. This promotes hair growth and even helps in managing bald patches.
Leaves and flowers from the hibiscus plant are incredibly moisturizing. When we crush the petals of hibiscus, our hands become slimy due to the high amount of mucilage content. This is one of the reasons hibiscus flowers are a common ingredient found in hair products meant for curly, frizzy hair to provide slip and hold while sealing in the moisture. Crush around 6 to 7 flowers and add enough water to make a fine paste. Apply this paste on your scalp and hair and keep it for an hour. Rinse with cold water.
The flowers of this plant are beneficial for people suffering from premature greying of hair. Nowadays our diet, environment, and stress create a huge impact on our hair and skin. Traditionally, Hibiscus was used as a natural dye to mask grey hair. The antioxidants and vitamins present in Hibiscus help in producing melanin, the naturally occurring pigment that gives hair its natural color.
For soft, silky and luscious hair you can always depend on hibiscus. Make a paste using hibiscus powder and aloe vera gel. Apply it to your hair at least twice a week. Regular use of this paste will not only add shine to your hair but also make it strong so it bounces with life.
Try Chiara Vedic’s Intensive Repairing Hair oil with the goodness of hibiscus along with many more magical ingredients.
So, these are some benefits of hibiscus for skin and hair in a nutshell. It is always advised to do a patch test before using anything on skin or hair.