If you’ve spent a bit of time exploring the Living Islam store, you’ve probably come across the Hemani range of skincare products that we have on offer. And if you’ve explored that product range in a little bit of detail, you may have discovered the Hemani acne cream.
What makes this cream so special that we’d offer it to our valued customers?
It contains something called Neem extract.
And we already know what your next question is going to be…
What is Neem extract?
In this article, we explain what Neem is and some of the reasons why it’s such an effective ingredient in skincare products.
What is Neem Extract?
You have to go all of the way to India to discover what Neem is.
Neem is a specific type of tree that grows natively in the country. And for centuries, Indians have used the sap from the tree to treat a wide variety of health issues.
If you dig into the ways that Neem gets used, you’ll find it in everything from asthma and indigestion medicines all the way through to diabetes treatments.
But that’s not what we’re going to focus on here.
Instead, we’re going to focus on how people use Neem extract for their skin. Again, this stuff’s been in use for centuries and it has proven results. These are the key benefits that make it such a valuable addition to your skincare regimen.
Benefit #1 – It Has Antibacterial Properties
So many of the skin issues that people have to deal with come from bacterial issues. Something that you don’t want to have on your skin manages to find its way onto your skin anyway. This bacteria then starts to cause damage to your skin cells, which is what can lead to dry and irritated skin.
And of course, this damaged skin creates a perfect breeding ground for more bacteria, which means the problem only gets worse the longer that you leave it untreated.
Neem extract has antibacterial properties.
This means that applying it to the skin gets rid of many of the bacteria that cause skin problems in the first place. Over time, the Neem can completely eradicate this bacteria, which could result in your skin condition clearing up.
It’s this exact property that makes Neem extract such a great treatment for acne. Though researchers still struggle to pinpoint the exact cause of acne, we know that bacteria play a huge role in how it spreads. Neem extract can be used to slow down this spread and, ultimately, halt it entirely.
Benefit #2 – It’s an Anti-Inflammatory
It’s one of the most irritating feelings in the world.
You’re relaxing comfortably and you feel it start to flare up. It starts with a tingling sensation before growing into something much more uncomfortable. You try to resist for as long as you can. But sooner or later, your nails will meet your skin as you give it a good scratch to get rid of the irritating feeling.
That’s skin inflammation at work and it’s part and parcel of many skin conditions, including acne and eczema. Of course, you’d rather it wasn’t because all of this clawing at your own skin cannot be good for it in the long run.
Neem extract can come to the rescue here again.
As well as having antibacterial properties, Neem extract can also take the fight to inflammation. Applying it has an almost-instant soothing effect on your skin, which takes the edge off a variety of skin conditions.
That means no more scraping at your skin for you. And with you no longer doing additional damage, your skin has a better chance of healing quickly.
Benefit #3 – It Fights Against the Signs of Ageing
As your skin cells start to break down, you will become more aware of the signs of ageing. Unfortunately, this is an unavoidable part of life. Your skin cells, and the collagen that gives your skin its elasticity, simply cannot last forever. Sooner or later, they’re going to get damaged and eventually start to die off.
However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do something to delay the process.
Neem extract has anti-ageing effects that slow this natural deterioration down. And a 2017 study published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology proves it.
Researchers examined the effects of Neem extract on a group of hairless mice in an attempt to see what effects it could have on ageing skin.
They discovered that the extract is able to help you to deal with wrinkles, skin redness, and even water loss.
Even more remarkably, the researchers found that the extract can give a boost to several enzymes that help your body to produce more collagen.
So, that means Neem extract can take the fight to wrinkles while helping your skin to retain its elasticity.
Benefit #4 – It Can Fight Against Fungus
Even the phrase sounds off-putting, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, millions of people find themselves dealing with foot fungus, often in the form of athlete’s foot, on a regular basis. The smell, coupled with the sight of the fungus, is especially unappealing.
The good news is that Neem extract can even help with this aspect of skincare.
In addition to all of its other properties, the extract is also an antiseptic. This means that it can help you to eradicate that unsightly fungus and all of the discomfort that comes with it.
Simply put, it’s capable of completely killing the fungus that causes conditions like athlete’s foot.
The Final Word
Of course, you may need to get your hands on some regular Neem extract to make use of some of these benefits. You don’t really want to go applying an anti-acne cream to foot fungus, for example.
But what you see here are the many reasons why Neem is such a valued extract in the first place.
So, if you’re struggling with acne, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Check out our acne cream with Neem extract and we’re sure that you’ll find some relief.