ASCP Skin Deep

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2019

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40 ascp skin deep november/december 2019 Daisy flower extract contains L-arbutin, which is a natural substance that can help brighten the skin by blocking the formation of melanin, which in turn reduces pigmentation. expertadvice INGREDIENTS Hyperpigmentation Daisy fl ower extract contains L-arbutin, which is a natural substance that can help brighten the skin by blocking the formation of melanin, which in turn reduces pigmentation. Since it is naturally derived, daisy extract is also a good replacement or alternative for hydroquinone to resolve hyperpigmentation, especially for pregnant and lactating women. Free-Radical Fighter Daisies contain fl avonoids, which have high concentrations of antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals present in the environment. This in turn off ers the skin protection in the antiaging process. Wound Healing The daisy's roots and leaves also have antimicrobial and anti-infl ammatory benefi ts that have been used throughout history to help heal wounds. As far back as ancient Rome, healers used bandages soaked in the juice of daisies to bind sword and spear injuries. The extract is also taken internally to relieve tenderness or discomfort and facilitate quick recuperation from any surgery or injury. In homeopathy, it is administered orally to relieve tenderness or discomfort. DAISY FLOWER OIL BENEFITS Low-temperature maceration (solar-infusion) of the daisy fl owers can be added to organic cold-pressed sunfl ower oil, creating an infused oil with a variety of uses. It's an excellent moisturizer for skin and hair, and the delicate aroma can help relieve stress. As a massage oil, it is useful for healing bruises and helping relieve muscle cramps, nerve pain, and arthritis. CONTRAINDICATIONS Daisies may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. Homeopathic doctors do not usually recommend using this herbal remedy in individuals with blood problems, such as those with a predisposition to develop blood clots and those with anemia. Also, if you are taking muscle relaxers or hypoglycemic drugs, do not use this herb. Most of the contraindications are for taking daisy extract internally. There may not be an issue topically; however, we know the skin can absorb things that are applied to it. It is always recommended to have the client discuss the use of daisy fl ower extract with their physician. A NATURAL ALTERNATIVE Daisy fl ower extract is widely used in professional and consumer skin care. The healing, antimicrobial, anti-infl ammatory, free-radical fi ghting, and brightening benefi ts make it a favorite for those looking for a natural alternative to the harmful chemicals that treat the same conditions.

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