What’s the secret to soft, dewy and glowing skin? Is it in the genes, are people just lucky or it is about the care that is accorded to your skin? While many will argue that all these play a role, we all agree that the care our skin receives attributes to the lion’s share to having incredibly soft and bright skin. Skin care routines are not only about what you do to your skin, but also about the products that you use on it. The suppleness, glow and clarity of the skin are only as good as the ingredients of these products, as what you put in is what you get out. Neem is one such product whose numerous benefits show on the skin.neem

  1. Neem is a cure for Acne

It not only clears pimples but also gets rid of the bacteria that cause breakouts. Neem also helps to keep oil secretion in check. Oil is responsible for blocking skin pores when it is produced in excess. To achieve this benefit, neem leaves with a little orange peel are boiled until they are discolored. The resulting water can be added to bathing water to deal with acne or body odor. The leaves and orange peel can also be crushed and applied to the skin as a mask that is then rinsed off with cold water.

  1. It heals the skin of pigmentation

When used regularly, neem treats the skin from pigmentation caused by acne and blemishes. It does this by slowing down the production of melanin, which is responsible for pigmentation. It, therefore, makes the skin fairer. The benefit is derived from the neem water.

  1. It is an antifungal

We all know that ringworms and fungi do nothing to enhance the softness and clarity of the skin. Neem helps to fight this off, hence, getting rid of the factors that rob you of your glow and softness. It contains gedunin and nimbidol which fight fungi making it a natural anti-fungal. Lab tests have shown that neem extracts kill more than fourteen different strains of fungi.

  1. Neem keeps off aging and protects the skin

Free radicals are what are mostly responsible for aging. Neem contains carotenoids which supply the skin with antioxidants that fight the free radicals. It also feeds the skin with vitamins and fatty acids that help in the building of collagen and elastin which keeps the skin’s elasticity perfect.  With regular use, Neem also contributes to preventing fine lines, wrinkles and bags under eyes which in turn keep the skin looking youthful.

  1. It keeps eczema at bay

Eczema makes the skin rough and makes it to look dull. Although eczema’s genesis is in our genes, neem helps you deal with this problem from the root cause. It does not work by merely relieving the symptoms. It has anti-inflammatory properties as well as heals the skin of abrasion arising from eczema. The compounds nimibidin and nimbin relieves the skin of redness and swelling caused by eczema.

  1. It moisturizes naturally

Moisturized skin glows and is soft when touched. Neem is a deep moisturizer which makes it also suitable to relieve prolonged dryness.  It contains Vitamin E and essential fatty acids that help the skin from losing moisture by penetrating the outer skin layer. In so doing, it keeps the skin well moisturized and prevents cracks and freckles. We all know that moisturized skin is soft and bright.

  1. Neem gives you clear skin

Neem gently strips dirt, excess oil and impurities from the skin, making it clearer and more radiant. It comes from Neem’s anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties.

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Neem is the miracle plant that is known to have immense benefits. It acts in various ways, modes to help you achieve the glowing, soft and dewy skin that you have always admired. It is a natural cleanser, moisturizer, anti- inflammatory as well as an anti-fungal among other uses. Compounds found in it such as carotenoids, nimbidol, nimbidin, and Vitamins are the active ingredients that give you all that goodness that you always desire. Neem can be consumed in a variety of ways, such as by boiling and drinking the juice, applying the juice to the face or even mashing the leaves into a pulp and putting them on the skin as a mask.

She has done MA in English Literature. She loves to publish her article on different health and beauty websites. In her spare time, she like to do research on health information. She is contributing to Consumer Health Digest since  past 6 years. Recently she had the opportunity to review murad skin perfecting lotion. Connect with her on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.