Licorice is a plant found in various regions in Asia and Europe, and it is used in various products, such as: skin care products, read the following article to learn about the benefits of licorice for the skin:
Licorice benefits for the skin
There are many benefits of licorice for the skin that a person will notice after use and adherence to it, it contains a compound glycyrrhizin that has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, here we will learn about these multiple skin benefits based on multiple studies conducted:
It is proven that using licorice to treat eczema, and continuing it for two weeks to three times a day under the supervision of a doctor reduces redness, swelling, and itching when using the topical gel.
Licorice is used to treat acne when applied topically to the affected area, as it is able to target the Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria that causes acne, these results are based on a study published in the Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research.
It is used to treat pigmentation and improve the appearance of dark spots by preventing the formation of melanin.
It is used as an additional treatment for excessive hair growth in the body caused by PCOSIt is used to fight wrinkles; Because its action as an antioxidant is able to protect the skin from UV rays when applied topically.It is used to lighten the skin because it contains the compound Glabridin.It contains Licochalcone A, which is a good antioxidant, when applied to the skin it protects against sun damage.
How to use licorice on the skin
After enumerating the benefits of licorice for the skin, now we will mention the correct way to use it to get the desired result from it:
Make sure to read the product instructions verbatim which outline the number of times and times of use.
Be sure to use sunblock when exposing your skin to the sun to get the result you want; Because sunlight interferes with his work.
Apply licorice serum on your skin; Because it will contain the largest percentage of its extracts, and it will be more concentrated than other products.
Available pharmacological preparations
After extracting the market sweat, it is prepared in various medicinal forms. Among these preparations are the following:
Local side effects of licorice
Licorice is rarely allergic to it by itself, but when mixed with other substances a skin reaction may occur, and it is possible to notice skin irritation in some people.
If you are concerned about using it, try any new product on a small area of your skin before applying it all over your face.