7 Ingredients That Work Wonders For Glowing Skin

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Thanks to your hectic work schedule, unhealthy eating habits, and stressful life coupled with environmental pollution and the ever changing weather, our skin has to bear the brunt. And if we miss out on our regular skin care regimen, over time the skin becomes dull and deprived of moisture.

While there are countless skincare products available online that claim to restore the radiance and shine, products that contain natural ingredients are quite popular. So if you feel stuck on what to pick and how to choose a skincare product for that glowing skin, here are a few common ingredients you can look for!

1. Shea butter

It is the most common ingredient in skincare products such as creams, moisturizers and lotions. Shea butter is packed with moisturizing and emollient properties, which makes your skin soften and helps rejuvenate the skin by soothing and healing the dry and rough skin. It also helps clear dead skin cells, increases the cell regeneration process and improves collagen synthesis [1].

Shea butter is a good sun screening agent as it absorbs or reflects some UV radiation from the sun and prevents it from reaching the skin. It can help in fading dark spots, discolorations, stretch marks, and wrinkles without clogging pores.

2. Almond oil

Almond oil is a rich source of antioxidants which protect the skin from free radicals. It also contains alpha-tocopherol and polyphenols which help protect the skin from damage due to exposure to UV radiation. It is rich in fatty acids which makes it a good moisturizing agent for dry and normal skin.

Regular use of almond oil can help improve dark spots and overall skin tone [2]. Its skin rejuvenating property keeps the skin healthy from deep within. It can be used as a moisturizer all year round. It deeply nourishes the skin making it soft and supple.

3. Hyaluronic acid

You must have come across various ads shedding light on how beneficial hyaluronic acid is for the skin. And if research is to be believed, the hype is not wrong. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant which means a substance that can retain moisture and hence, maintain the plumpness of the skin [3]. It also helps in cell regeneration, rejuvenation and firmness, which in turn helps delay the symptoms of aging such as wrinkles, rough skin, dullness and dryness.

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4. Licorice

Used commonly as a flavoring agent, licorice is packed with medical and skincare benefits. It not only helps with improving dry skin but also helps with skin lightening due to its antioxidant properties. It contains glycyrrhizin, a compound which is known to fight against free radicals and prevent skin damage. It is also known to offer UV protection and help maintain your skin tone and health [4].

5. Vitamin E

Most of us are aware of the fact that Vitamin E is good for the skin. It not only protects the skin from the harmful UV rays but also prevents the skin from tanning and sunburn [5]. It also acts as a natural antioxidant which helps remove harmful toxins and make your skin smooth and healthy. It also nourishes and moisturizes the skin, slows down skin aging and improves skin tone and appearance.

6. Curcumin

Our very own home remedy – turmeric – is packed with countless benefits for the mind, body, hair and skin. It contains curcumin, an active compound, which not only has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties but also powerful antibiotic properties. This is why curmimin is widely used to fight various skin problems such as acne, pimples, skin pigmentation, wrinkles and tan. It is also known to inhibit bacterial growth and improve the texture of your skin [6].

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7. Kojic acid

Skincare products containing kojic acid are a rage now thanks to its ability to treat hyperpigmentation and melasma. Popular as an anti-pigmentation ingredient, kojic acid is a natural metabolite produced by fungi which inhibits the production of melanin, skin pigment [7]. It also possesses antioxidant, UV protective and skin-lightening proportions which makes it a best fit for people trying to improve their skin tone or fight blemishes.

So the next time you shop for skincare products, make sure you look for these ingredients in the label and pick the ones that best suit your skin type and needs.

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