why Moringa oil’s antibacterial qualities make it a wonder serum
Moringa oil -- as well as the plant it comes from, Moringa Oleifera -- has long been used for its multitude of medicinal qualities.
Among them are antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties that do wonders to soothe and protect our complexion -- and make Moringa oil a perfect remedy for a number of ailments affecting the skin.
Packed as it is with vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as oleic acids and bioactive antiseptic compounds such as tocopherols, catechins, quercetin, ferulic acid, and zeatin, the serum has in fact been proven to contribute to clearer skin, counteracting breakouts and effectively addressing issues like pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Dermatologists also recommend it to those acne-prone skin, as Moringa oil hydrates without clogging pores.
Below are just some of the skin issues Moringa can help treat, and why.
If you suffer from acne, chances are you might feel a bit squeamish about putting oil on top of your already-greasy skin. Not so with Moringa oil.
Because it’s so similar to the oil naturally produced by our skin, the serum has been proven to effectively fight the excessive production of sebum that causes acne, creating a natural layer of protection on our complexion that prevents the absorption of dirt and germs.
What’s more, Moringa oil features linoleic acid among its components -- a key ingredient for treating acne.
Redness and rosacea
Besides easing the biological processes behind acne breakouts, Moringa's antioxidative properties can also benefit other skin conditions like redness and rosacea.
Where jojoba or coconut oil might be too oily for congested skin, Moringa oil will actually help re-balance your natural oil production and strengthen and calm your compromised skin barrier -- especially when used as a cleansing oil. That’s due to the fact that its ingredients are highly nutritious and anti-inflammatory. Not only does this help reduce inflammation, but it’s good for hydration, too.
Eczema and psoriasis
We’ve already covered how Moringa oil can help with eczema. But just as a quick reminder: the anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-oxidants and emollient properties of Moringa can help lessen the irritation that comes from this skin condition -- and from psoriasis, too. That’s because, being a light and all-natural ointment, Moringa oil can easily sink into the skin, where it begins healing and triggering cellular rejuvenation, as well as restoring normal barrier function of the skin when it’s compromised.