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5 damn good reasons why you must use vanilla in your skin care routine

Updated on:5 December 2020, 14:24pm IST
Don’t let winter take away your glow. Use vanilla extracts in and give a natural boost to your skin care routine.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Let vanilla extract do the magic trick for your skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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We all love vanilla don’t we? The soothing fragrance it has to offer, especially in body lotions. But did you know vanilla can do for your skin than making it smell delicious? If you include this natural ingredient in your daily skincare routine, then you won’t just be able to reverse ageing—but also protect your skin from skin damage. Isn’t that amazing?

Here are five benefits of using vanilla extract on your skin as listed by renowned dermatologist and aesthetic medical physician and founder director of ILAMED, Dr Ajay Rana:

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1. Vanilla help you deal with acne and acne scars

Isn’t that a big relief? According to Dr Rana if you are dealing with acne flare-ups on the skin, using a vanilla extract infused anti-acne product will help with healing.

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Dry and acne-prone skin is easy to manage with vanilla extracts. Image courtesy: Pixabay

“Vanilla extract contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties that prevent breakouts and soothe redness and irritation,” says Dr Rana.

2. It helps in treating skin burns

You won’t believe that this humble ingredient is considered to be the best remedy to heal burns, wounds, and cuts. Topical treatments containing vanilla extracts are helpful for any kind of cuts. But before you help yourself Dr Rana suggests that you should first consult your dermatologist.

3. Vanilla extract reverses skin-ageing

No one likes to have fine lines and wrinkles on their skin. If you also want to delay the process of skin ageing then make vanilla extract a part of your daily skin care routine.

“Vanilla is very rich in antioxidants which neutralise free radicals and reverse skin damage. It helps to slow down signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. It not only makes your skin rejuvenated but also smelling lovely,” suggests Dr Rana.

4. Vanilla provides great texture to your skin

With age and usage of multiple products your skin becomes grainy and dull. Want to reverse this as well? Then take the help of vanilla. Vanilla extracts soothe the skin’s irritations and inflammations. The application of vanilla extract helps in improving the texture of the skin to a great extent.

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Thank you vanilla for being the best skin care expert. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. It helps in maintaining that ethereal glow of your skin

Pollution, dust, and oily diet are the biggest foes of your skin. But the presence of B-vitamins like niacin, thiamin, B6, and pantothenic acid in vanilla play an important role in maintaining healthy skin.

“The antioxidants properties present in vanilla extract help to protect the skin from damage caused by environmental pollutants and toxins,” he suggests.

But even this supremely amazing vanilla is also not meant for everyone

According to Dr Rana, there are also some side effects that come with using vanilla extract:
  • Those with sensitive skin or allergic to vanilla can experience skin irritation, swelling, and inflammation. 
  • It can cause many problems such as headaches and insomnia.
  • Excess usage can lead to itchy skin.

“I would suggest before taking vanilla into consideration you should consult your doctor to know how much is too much for your skin,” he concludes.

So ladies, be ready to get an enchanted skin this winter with vanilla extracts.

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.