With great skin comes great responsibility
Today I will be sharing some important benefits of licorice, but before jumping into that let us learn a little about licorice. So basically Licorice or Liquorice also is known as mulethi in Hindi is the root of GlycyrrhizaGlabra. This licorice plant is a herbaceous perennial legume and is mostly found in the Middle East, Southern Europe and parts of Asia and that includes India. The flavor of licorice is used in candies or sweeteners in some European countries.
Now what can licorice do for our skin
Well, this power-packed herb is very beneficial when it comes to skin care. Let’s begin with that
- Anti ageing properties
The licorice roots contain powerful antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals. These free radicals damage our skin by trying to grab an extra electron from the atoms present in our skin. This causes the aging of the skin. Regular use of licorice powder on the face can reverse the damage.
- Remedy for skin disorder
Glycyrrhizin this is an active ingredient in the licorice root and this has properties similar to cortisol and steroids. Most steroids are used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Applying the root of licorice for ailments such as contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema has proven to give successful results with zero side effects.
- Reduces pigmentation and dark spots
Glabridin is also an active ingredient found in licorice anti-inflammatory effects and this inhibits tyrosinase which is actually responsible for pigmentation and dark spots. Regular usage of Liquorice mask on the face has been proven to reduce blemishes and dark spots.
- Sun protection
The skin care products that have licorice as an ingredient has proven to give relief from sunburn and rashes. A molecule present in licorice suppresses Cyclooxygenase and prostaglandin expression after intense sun exposure. Both these enzymes give inflammatory reactions and cause an extreme burning sensation. So a suntan lotion which includes licorice with other plants and herbs like aloe vera cucumber can give instant relief to sunburns.
- Skin Whitening
You must be thinking that how licorice works for skin fairness? because it controls the overproduction of melanin by skin cells which is the main affecting factor of your skin color. If your melanin production is high your skin tone will be more on the darker side.
To sum it up I guess including this powerful herb in your daily. The regimen will not only give you beautiful skin but also will help in healing the damage done by the external factors.
The regimen will not only give you beautiful skin but also will help in healing the damage done by the external factors.