When you think of hibiscus, you’re transported to a lush, colorful garden brimming with fresh, crimson flowers. Or even better, you imagine sipping a soothing, refreshing tea. But this amazing flower is also brimming with goodness that does wonders for your skin as well.
Often referred to as the ‘Botox plant’, hibiscus is one of the oldest and most effective remedies for anti-aging. The flower is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. But what makes it unique is the presence of natural AHAs (alpha hydroxy acid) and BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) together.
AHAs are water soluble acids that help peel away the dead surface cells and replace it with new, even-toned, spotless skin. BHAs on the other hand, are oil soluble acids that dig deeper into the dermis to remove dead cells, repair sun damage and fight acne. Rest assured, when they work together, your skin is all set to receive the best possible skincare.
So, just sit back and get ready for healthier skin as we tell you a few ways to add this wonder flower to your routine:
1. Cleanse Yourself With Hibiscus Water
If you are lucky to own a bathtub, crush fresh hibiscus petals into warm water and pamper yourself with a fresh, invigorating bath. The fresh juice squeezed out of its petals will work as an antioxidant and leave your skin nourished and healthy. Or you can just shower regularly and scrub your body with fresh hibiscus flowers instead of soap once a week.
2.Try A Hibiscus Night-time Regime
In for a night-time ritual to get the anti-aging miracles working? Mix some hibiscus petals and its dainty pistil with some Aloe Vera and coconut oil in your mixer. You can use this gel-based night cream every night. The ingredients will boost your collagen renewal and you’ll notice younger skin within a week.
3.Pamper Yourself With A Hibiscus Mask
Indulge in some hibiscus loaded self-care with a DIY mask. The natural AHAs and BHAs will work their way into different layers of your skin to heal and nourish it. Whip up some Greek yogurt with hibiscus petals and ginger oil. Apply it on your face and neck, then rinse it off after 20 minutes. This mask will attack your acne, help with sun damage and reduce lines or wrinkles.
4.Take A Breather With A Hibiscus Mist
This super flower is deeply hydrating and helps the nutrients stay locked in. Rich in vitamins C & A, hibiscus will keep working miracles on your skin even as a mist. Just add a couple of flowers in water and refrigerate overnight. Pour the water in a spray bottle and mist away.
5.Scrub-a-dub With Hibiscus
Afraid of chemical peels and paraben based harsh scrubs? Try something natural. With the two unique natural exfoliants (AHA & BHA) that peel away your dead skin and boost collagen production in your skin, hibiscus is probably one of the best natural ingredients for a great scrub. Just use fresh or dried hibiscus petal and crush them with some almonds and a teaspoon of olive oil in your mixer. Exfoliate with this natural scrub for fabulous results.
6.Get A Natural Detox With Hibiscus Tea
This is by far our favorite hibiscus therapy. Sip on a cup of hot, refreshing hibiscus tea and feel the nutrients work its way to your skin. Plus point? It’s one of the rare ingredients that actually helps your heart get healthier. Yummy and nutritious.