In nature truly pretty things are good for you! And this knock-out of the flora world is no exception. Packed with vitamins and anti-oxidents the tropical bloom is an absolute in your natural beauty closet…
The Botox Flower
The botox properties contained in hibiscus is just overwhelming. It props your face up and makes it firm, which leaves your face looking youthful. It is also filled with vitamin C which can boost collagen production. All you need to do is, mash up a few hibiscus flowers using a mortar and pestle then apply them onto your face, avoiding the eyes. Rinse off after 15 minutes to experience a natural face lift!
Evens Skin Tone
If you have uneven skin tone, hyper-pigmentation, dark spots and any other type of discolorations, use hibiscus on your skin. It contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) including citric and malic acid that have exfoliating powers which can speed up cell turn over, revealing fresh new, lighter and an even skin tone.
Intense Moisturizing Action
The petals and leaves of hibiscus flower have high mucilage content. What this means is that when crushed, they are very slippery and slimy. This property makes hibiscus incredibly moisturizing. Little wonder why you find in curly products especially the ones that are made to provide slip and hold sealing in moisture. This intense moisturizing action is also very necessary for keeping your skim hydrated and looking fresh instead of dry and dehydrated.
Exfoliates Dead Cells
You already know hibiscus is a rich source of Alpha Hydroxy acids which are known to be powerful ingredients for exfoliating skin. The AHAs in hibiscus dissolve dead cells and flaky skin on the skin’s surface, revealing fresh new skin underneath!
Deep Cleanses Pores
Hibiscus has natural surfactants that can cleanse your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. It acts a deep pores cleanser, and it also is very mild and gentle on your skin so you don’t have to be scared it will leave your skin feeling sensitive and stiff.
To make a deep cleanser, you have to do the following:
· Mash up a few hibiscus petals with a mortar and pestle and add a little water to create a paste.
· Add a tsp of raw honey and apply this all over your face to help suck up impurities in your pores.
· Rinse off after 20 minutes.
· Tone and moisturize as usual.