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7 incredible benefits of Japanese cherry blossom for flawless skin

As beautiful as they appear to eyes, Japanese cherry blossoms are an excellent skincare ingredient for clear skin!
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Cherry blossoms come with a myriad of skin benefits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Dr Neha S Arora Published: 8 Apr 2022, 11:00 am IST
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The surreal-looking Japanese cherry blossom, popularly known as Sakura in local parlance, has tremendous beauty secrets. The flower is astoundingly rich in antioxidants and naturally enhances the skin’s natural barrier against bacteria, UV rays, and other environmental factors. It also reduces the production of mycotoxins responsible for aging your skin giving you clear skin. The sweet aromatic flowers ensure numerous skincare benefits with mesmerizing fragrance.

Benefits of cherry blossom for clear skin:

1. Anti-inflammatory

Cherry blossom extracts have anti-inflammatory properties that provide relief from irritation, redness, rashes and inflammation which is the major reason for several skin ailments like hyperpigmentation, acne, congestion.

2. Fatty acids for flawless complexion

The fatty acids in cherry blossoms strengthen your skin’s natural barrier while keeping your skin hydrated. It also promotes collagen production that adds glow to your complexion.

Keep a check on your sagging skin and fine lines by including cherry blossoms in your skincare routine. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Rich in antioxidants

Cherry blossoms are rich in antioxidants and help to cleanse the impurities and pollutants that damage your skin thereby nourishing and giving you clear skin.

4. Wards off signs of ageing

Several studies indicate that the petals of cherry blossoms have bioactive compounds. It suppresses the toxins that lead to aging. Moreover, it boosts collagen production and increases skin elasticity and makes your skin soft and supple.

6. Lighten hyperpigmentation

Cherry blossom extracts can lighten hyperpigmentation and clarify uneven skin. It amazingly suppresses the excess melanin production and makes your skin brighter, thus giving you clearer skin.

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Cherry Blossoms can lighten pigmentation and give you clear skin.. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

7. Revamp and regenerate damaged skin

It repairs the skin’s natural barriers to make your skin soft , even and smooth. It removes dead skin cells from your skin and gives you a natural glow.

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