Bamboo is one of our favourite plants. This long, spindly little wonder is said to bring in good luck and prosperity – but that’s not all this plant is capable of! It also has the power to give you gorgeous, glowing skin with its powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. This super diverse plant has been cultivated for centuries and it is also pretty great for the environment: win-win!
Bamboo Benefits For Skin: What Does It Do?
Originating in Korea, bamboo extracts or bamboo water can help your skin be the best version of itself. While bamboo may be fairly new in the skincare market, it has been used in Korean skincare since ages. So let’s see how it benefits the skin.
1) It boosts skin radiance
Bamboo is a rich source of silica, which is what keeps our skin radiant and supple. It improves collagen production, which as we know keeps our skin elastic and youthful. As we age, silica content in our bodies decline, leaving your skin looking dull and lifeless. This is where bamboo comes in. It contains 70% silica, making it the richest natural source of silica. Silica works together with collagen to give you smooth, supple skin that looks ageless.
2) Restores skin barrier
This gentle and soothing ingredient calms red, inflamed skin and restores moisture. If you’ve gone overboard with exfoliation or your skin is acting up, turn to bamboo. Silica naturally stimulates the formation of hyaluronic acid, a humectant that attracts moisture into the skin like no other! Using a moisturizer with bamboo, such as the Chialeader Oil Control Moisturizer which also contains cactus water, can help soothe and hydrate the skin from deep within.
3) Controls acne and breakouts
Bamboo is said to have purifying and detoxifying properties, making it perfect for acne-prone skin. It is said to be a powerful anti-inflammatory which helps heal skin. It contains methanol, a healing agent which helps reduce scarring. It also has astringent properties and is anti-bacterial, keeping breakouts at bay. It also enhances blood circulation due to its rich silica content, which in turn heals acne and pimples faster.
4) Protects the skin
As we know, free radicals can damage skin like none other. Turns out, bamboo is also a great antioxidant, thanks to its rich content of amino acids, ferulic acid and flavonoids. All of this prevents free radicals from attaching themselves to the skin, preventing breakdown of collagen. Plus, the soothing nature of this plant also helps heal sunburned skin due to its high moisture content. It also prevents oxidative stress to the skin, which is a major cause of premature ageing. Of course, still follow up with sunscreen!
Reduces dark spots
Ageing comes with its own set of issues – most prominent one being age spots or dark spots. Lovingly known as hyperpigmentation, it occurs due to excess melanin production. Bamboo reduces dark spots by regulating and reducing the production of melanin in the skin. Include the refreshing Chialeader Shine Control Gel Face Wash in your daily routine to see results.
5) Helps fight signs of ageing
Since it helps increase collagen production, bamboo keeps wrinkles and fine lines at bay for longer. It also helps lock in moisture, helping boost skin cell turnover, resulting in firmer, younger looking skin.
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