Benefits of Hibiscus for your skin
Hibiscus is believed to be very good for the skin too; it can treat acne, suntan and dark circles. Hibiscus can also be beneficial for improving your skin complexion, tightening the skin and for preventing wrinkles.
Hibiscus plant is surprisingly known as a botox plant because it has the powerful natural botox type effect. Hibiscus is a favorite in ingredient in the skincare industry because it is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). AHAs are known to help exfoliate skin, speed up cell turnover, and help control acne breakouts. They also increase moisture and improve flexibility and elasticity, hence why it is called the "Botox" plant.
Hibiscus has a naturally high mucilage content, a sticky substance produced by plants that help with the storage of water and food. Mucilage makes a fantastic natural skin moisturiser that is gentle on sensitive skin. This high mucilage content of Hibiscus enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture, which is a key factor in retaining a youthful complexion. The naturally moisture rich qualities of Hibiscus helps skin stay hydrated, soft and supple for longer, keeping dry, dull skin at bay.
Hibiscus not just for the Skin
Hibiscus is also revered for its scalp-replenishing and blood circulation–stimulating abilities. Indian women, known for their superthick, long and shiny hair, frequently use oil from the flower as an intense hair treatment.. Applying ground hibiscus leaves and flowers can benefit your scalp as it soothes and cools it. The herb can also be used as a good conditioner and moisturizer for your hair. Apart from skin and hair, hibiscus tea is good as an antioxidant, and it can also reduce the blood pressure in individuals who are suffering from type-2 diabetes.