Gota Kola is Perfect for Aging Skin: This is the reason why Gotu Kola is found in most of the anti-aging and skin firming creams these days. As this herb can promote the collagen production in human body, it can definitely help in improving the condition of an aging skin, wrinkles and fine lines.
Liquorice root is actually a proven skin care solution, especially for those with sensitive skin. It contains an active compound known as glabridin, which inhibits the production of melanin—this is the pigment that causes discoloration and can lead to dark marks after breakouts. Liquorice also contains licochalcone, a compound with awesome anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Liquorice root is a powerful acne fighter, helping control oil production while simultaneously soothing the skin.
Liquorice is beneficial to treat eczema, skin rashes, psoriasis, and itchy and dry skin. Studies suggest that the demulcent and anti-inflammatoryagents in liquorice may decrease the signs of atopic dermatitis (eczema). Just applying a concentrated extract made from liquorice root onto the area 2 to 3 times daily can help alleviate skin problems. Liquorice root extracts are widely used as a botanical agent in sunscreens.
Using skin care treatments that contain gotu kola can greatly improve the elasticity, rate of repair, and youthful appearance of your skin.
Gotu Kola acts as a toner for the skin. It tones and tightens the skin if you apply the herb topically. This is the reason why Gotu Kola is found in most of the anti-aging and skin firming creams these days. As this herb can promote the collagen production in human body, it can definitely help in improving the condition of an aging skin, wrinkles and fine lines. The fall of collagen production leads to fine lines, aging and wrinkles. Gotu Kola’s ability to replete the collagen supply in human body makes it a main ingredient in most of the anti-aging formulas.
Gotu kola protects our existing collagen and helps create the building blocks for new collagen.it can be great when taken internally, but it’s also wonderful for supporting the collagen in our skin [when applied topically]. it’s also got antimicrobial properties, which means it’s appropriate for acne-prone skin.
Gotu kola is not the same as kola nut (Cola nitida). Unlike kola nut, gotu kola does not have caffeine, and is not a stimulant.
Medical studies show that Gotu kola can:
• Increase the strength of the dermis and increased keratinisation (healing) of the epidermis of the skin
• Stimulate blood vessel growth into connective tissue
• Increase antioxidant and collagen concentration in wounds and stimulate wound healing
• Enhance growth of connective tissue, skin, hair, nail and joint repair
• Have anti-inflammatory qualities
Scientifically this herb is known as Centella Asiatica. It has anti-bacterial, anti viral and anti-inflammatory tendencies. Therefore, this herb can easily be used for the treatment of skin burns, psoriasis, dermatitis etc. This herb can easily heal the cut, wounds and burns on the skin because it has properties that increase the blood supply to the affected area and thus, raises the antioxidant level there. A rise in the antioxidant level promotes the production of fibroblasts. Fibroblasts help in synthesizing collagen and thus, help in diminishing the stretch marks and scars that appear on the skin.
Gotu kola is also commonly used for reducing cellulite and tightening saggy skin.
Lemon balm makes for a fantastic addition to any skin care routine. It’s filled with caffeic and ferulic acid, both powerful antioxidants that can fight against sun damage and keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
Kaolin clay. Kaolin is reputed to be the most versatile and light clay that has natural absorbency characteristics. It is used in my facial masks to help to reduce the oiliness of the skin. Kaolin clay is currently one of the most popular ingredients used in skin care and cosmetic preparations and allows the other ingredients to do their job, it does not interfere with their process but still adds to the effectiveness of the treatment.