ASCP Skin Deep

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2019

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ascp now offers advanced modality insurance! ascpskincare.com/ami 39 expertadvice INGREDIENTS Fresh as a Daisy Extract from the common daisy may help with myriad skin and health issues by Kris Campbell Known as the common daisy or English daisy, Bellis perennis L. is not just another pretty flower in the professional skin care industry. A member of the Asteraceae family, the genus name, Bellis, from the Latin word bella, means "beautiful," and perennis means "perennial." Daisies are native to western, central, and northern Europe, but are also found on the American and Australian continents. HEALTH BENEFITS Bellis perennis L. has many health-related benefits. It has been used in teas to help ease the symptoms of colds and other respiratory issues, and has been known traditionally to help with bronchitis by adding hydration to dry mouths and easing the breathing process. People have used daisy extract as a mouthwash since it may help reduce inflammation in the throat and mouth. Daisy extract also has a stimulating effect on the digestive system and has been used as a treatment for many ailments of the digestive tract, such as diarrhea, gastritis, liver and gallbladder complaints, and mild constipation. The stimulating effect helps those with issues of appetite loss. The flowers have been used internally in Austrian herbal medicine, such as in tea, for treating disorders of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tract. The flower extract can be beneficial in treating uterine problems that are associated with bleeding and debility. This plant has also shown to be effective when treating acute pain in the pelvic region. SKIN BENEFITS Acne Daisy extract has antiseptic properties, relieving acne conditions by preventing the growth of microorganisms. The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory benefits will also help those with oily rosacea conditions.

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