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Top Ashwagandha Benefits For Skin You Need To Know

You have probably heard of ashwagandha being taken orally, but did you know that it’s actually beneficial to apply to your skin topically as well? In this guide, we explain what ashwagandha is, where it comes from, and how an ashwagandha moisturizer can benefit your face. Here’s everything that you need to know about ashwagandha benefits for your skin:

What Is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub that is native to parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Advancements in agriculture now allowed it to be cultivated in temperate areas around the world with the proper care. Ashwagandha has small green leaves, green branches, and red berries. The bushes can grow up to 3 feet high and the leaves are typically 2-6 inches long. The plant has tuberous roots, similar to carrot or ginger. While the leaves and berries are also beneficial, the roots are the most potent part of the plant.
Ashwagandha has many names that you might see it referenced by. Ashwagandha is a Sanskrit term that comes from the word ashwa (horse) and gandha (smell). Literally, ashwagandha translates to “smell of the horse,” which is referenced to its unique fragrance as well as its ability to boost strength and stamina — both qualities associated with horses.
Ashwagandha’s Latin species name, Withania somnifera, means “sleep-inducing” and refers to the plant’s calming and relaxing properties. Ashwagandha is also sometimes called the “winter cherry” due to its bright red berries. You might also see it called “Indian ginseng,” although it is not actually related to the ginseng plant. This nickname may potentially derive from ashwagandha’s energy-boosting properties.

Ashwagandha Benefits For Skin

Ashwagandha is a natural skincare ingredient that has many potential ingredients for your skin. First off, it has revitalizing properties that can help your skin appear brighter, making it a great solution for dull, dry skin. It may also help to lighten pigmentation when used consistently over time. Ashwagandha may also help to control excess sebum production in the skin, reducing acne blemishes as a result.
Ashwagandha may also be able to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially when incorporated into an ashwagandha moisturizer like our Whatever the Weather daily moisturizer! Ashwagandha may help to protect your skin from screen-emitted light, making it an excellent choice for daytime wear if you work on your computer a lot, which is another reason why we incorporated it into our daytime moisturizer.

How To Use Ashwagandha On Your Skin

Our Whatever the Weather ashwagandha moisturizer features zinc oxide for 100% mineral UVA/UVB protection. For this reason, we recommend using this SPF 30 moisturizer as the last step in your morning skincare routine. Once you’ve cleansed your face and completed the other steps of your skincare routine, take a generous amount of project and apply it evenly onto your face and neck. Carefully rub in the ashwagandha moisturizer until it absorbs into your skin, making sure to cover your skin evenly so that you don’t miss any spots. Our Whatever the Weather ashwagandha moisturizer makes a great base for makeup if you wear it, so feel free to follow up with cosmetics products of your choice, or go barefaced to show off your glowing complexion to the world.
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