How Neem Oil is Good for Dry, Cracked, and Itchy Skin
Neem oil has been used for centuries to remove dryness of skin. Neem oil is loaded with antioxidant Vitamin E, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, and palmitic acid. According to research cited by the University of Maryland Medical Center, these base oils play an important role in skin repair. They are very effective moisturizers that lock in moisture where it belongs- inside skin cells. Vitamin E in Neem oil also is a powerful antioxidant that is known to protect skin from degradation and premature aging. Neem oil benefits skin’s natural function to be elastic and protective.
Neem Oil Removes Dryness
With fall upon us and winter around the corner, the time has arrived when skin dries out more easily and causes all sorts of problems. Just as a hot, dry summer makes soil crack, leaving wide spaces between its organic layers, our skin suffers the same from increased temperatures and the constant airflow in our homes during wintertime. In the winter where the cold air outside and the hot air inside create a low relative humidity, our skin turns dry, becomes brittle, easily cracks, peels and begins scaling, according to Mayo Clinic reports.
Problems with Dry Skin
We all know about the condition of “ashy-looking skin.” Through lack of hydration, skin loses its fresh color and elasticity, it starts itching, we start scratching and soon our lower legs, arms, hands, knuckles feel like they are on fire.
Skin is a Physical Barrier
Skin is the human body’s largest organ, with multiple functions that include moisture control, temperature regulation, the sensation for touch and temperature. But what we mostly are not aware of, our skin is a physical barrier that shields us from environmental impacts and microbes.
The Dilemma of a Cracked Skin Barrier
Dry and cracked skin is a sign of skin cells shrinking from lack of water. With the reduced size of skin cells, spaces between the cells grow. In severe cases, dry skin ruptures and starts bleeding. With this condition, skin loses one of its most important functions, its ability to protect from fungi, bacteria, and viruses. The resulting redness and inflammation is the body’s response to microbial infections of the skin.
The Best Quality Anti-Bacterial Neem Oil
The Neem tree produces a variety of anti-infective molecules that are designed to protect the tree from bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. Neem oil, extracted from the seeds of the tree, and Neem leaves contain these same protective compounds that JustNeem incorporates into all its products. Even more, Neem from the Sub-Saharan desert, the place where JustNeem purchases it, has been shown to contain significantly higher concentrations of antimicrobial properties than Neem from other parts of the world.
Neem Oil for Skin
Adding Neem oil, Neem lotion, and Neem soap to your daily routine will give you an effective, natural tool to support your skin when the dry winter air moves in and your skin needs a bit of extra help.
Use moisturizing Face & Body Neem Soap daily. JustNeem soaps are glycerin-based. Glycerin draws moisture from the air to the skin, which means that our soaps do not strip moisture from your skin but add it and therefore keep skin hydrated and soft. And no fear, we only use plant-derived ingredients in all our products, so the glycerin in our Neem soaps is actually produced by the sun.
Use hydrating JustNeem lotion to lubricate dry and cracked skin and thereby lock in its moisture. Use Neem lotion in the morning, evening, and during the day, but in particular after taking a shower to take advantage of the remaining moisture on the skin from washing. Use a lotion that doesn’t just sit on top of your skin, where it is of little use, but gets deeply absorbed into the skin and in between skin cells.
Our JustNeem whole body lotion has an amazing feel to it! It absorbs super quickly and deeply and leaves your skin soft and with a brilliant appearance. And remember, the Neem lotion is loaded with the protective properties of Neem; it carries them deep within providing an invisible shield against microbes and locking in moisture. Choose from several very attractive fragrances including our best sellers “Green Tea” and “Wind & Sea.” And, Just Neem lotion is also available in “Fragrance Free” for super sensitive skin.
Picture source: Shutter Stock; Text source: mayoclinic.org