Artichoke can be magical for skincare woes like acne and ageing

Did you know that artichoke can be a wonder ingredient for your skincare regime? Its leaf extract can take care of a whole lot of skin problems.
Did you know about these wonders of artichoke? Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Dr Gagan Bhatia Published: 12 Jan 2022, 10:47 am IST
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Facing skin problems like dark spots, dullness, and acne? Artichoke, a magical ingredient from our grandmas’ treasure box, is an answer to all your skin problems.

Artichoke is super-rich in antioxidants, prevents oxidative stress that improves skin health, and slows down skin ageing. Enriched with vitamin C, this magical ingredient helps in the development of healthy collagen and aids detoxification. The leaf extract contains an important chemical called cynaropicrin, which gives protection against harmful UV radiation from the sun.

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Acne is every woman’s problem! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Benefits of artichoke in skincare:

1. Gets rid of open pores

Having perfect youthful skin is every woman’s dream. This natural ingredient minimizes open pores and, builds collagen. Being rich in vitamin C, it is effective in reducing the appearance of the pores and slows down the aging process resulting in the skin looking fresh and young. Also, the extract from artichoke fastens the renewal process of new skin cells.

2. Cures acne

As artichoke is rich in antioxidants, it helps in removing all the dirt and toxins from the skin resulting in clear skin. Artichokes have a high amount of protein that works for the regeneration of cells and boosts immunity resulting in acne-free skin.

3. Say goodbye to inflammation

The skin is always exposed to pollution and UV radiation resulting in rashes, redness, and swelling.Thus it is difficult to protect the skin 24*7. Artichoke leaf extract has natural anti-inflammatory properties that increase blood circulation helping it to replenish the loss.

Moreover, choosing a sunscreen with artichoke extracts is a must, as it has amazing anti-aging properties for the skin which has been damaged due to prolonged exposure to UV radiations. Also, it repairs and heals the skin cells and unclogs the pores giving a healthy and radiant glow.

sunscreen with artichoke
A sunscreen with artichoke extracts can deal well with skin inflammation. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Miracle for your menopausal skin

At the time of menopause, the body stops making collagen resulting in drop-off skin elasticity, fine lines, wrinkles, and making the skin slack, dry and thin. Artichoke leaf extract removes fine lines and wrinkles and makes your skin young and fresh.

It also helps to tone the skin making it glowing and radiant. Due to the presence of bioactive components, it has a long list of nutritional value and therapeutic properties, which is a perfect choice for the skin.

The last word

Artichoke is recognized as a super ingredient enriched with natural properties. The beauty and skincare industry is obsessed with this ingredient and uses it sparingly in day-to-day products.

For flawless skin, having artichoke in the skincare routine is a must.

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About the Author

Dr Gagan Bhatia, founder of Uniqaya is a naturopath who believes connecting with nature is the greatest way to heal and recharge. She is a BSc graduate and completed her masters in naturopathy. She has eight years of clinic experience in treating people with naturopathy and healing modalities. She is also a creative entrepreneur, director, and single mother who has helped thousands of people globally in exploring natural ways to enhance beauty and skincare, boost their confidence and achieve healthy skin goals. ...Read More

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