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How Moringa can help your skin

About three years ago while visiting a local market  I was introduced to a super bright green powder known as Moringa.

I didn’t think too much about it when the stall holder insisted “buy moringa , this will change your life”. I thought to myself what an overexaggerated sales pitch and I was convinced he was trying to sell me henna 🙂

Today I am astonished at all the health benefits this miracle plant has to offer and at the time I bought it, the seller never mentioned once the enhancements to one’s skin. After using it over the past year in an attempt to give my body fighting chance against covid-19,  I noticed the improvements to my skin.

According to the traditional medicine experts this amazing nutritional supplement contains:

  • 7x the vitamin C of oranges
  • 4x the vitamin A of carrots
  • 4x the calcium of milk
  • 3x the protein in milk
  • 3x the iron in spinach
  • 3x the potassium in bananas

So here I am on my natural skin care mission to uncover and reveal to you how moringa can help your skin.

Miraculous Moringa

Moringa Oleifera also known as “drumstick tree” and the “tree of life” is the super food of the century. It is loaded with all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids your body is craving at this very moment. Not to mention it boasts anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory super hero powers.

Native to Africa and Asia this super plant can be taken in various shapes and forms and most recently had been produced as an oil used in natural skin care treatments.

Come my good people , let us unpack how moringa can help your skin today.

Moringa and your skin

 

Ant-aging

Something we all are going to face, is the dreaded moment you first discover fine lines and wrinkles!

Thank goodness nature has once again come to our rescue and this time we need to sit up and listen. As I said this powerhouse plant is packed with vitamins and minerals and the vitamin C found in moringa far exceeds any orange.

Vitamin C is essential in skin cell repair and rejuvenation. It gives your skin the collagen boost it needs to maintain elasticity as vitamin C promotes collagen and cell growth. If you have wounds or scars vitamin C will speed up the healing process leaving sores closed and scars less visible.

Anti-oxidating

Moringa is packed with all the vitamins your skin needs to protect and repair itself from all the toxicity of pollution and sun damage. The vitamins A, B come into play here which is essential in dealing with free radicals that are out to harm your skin.

It can also lighten any age spots which normally are dark spots on skin known as hyper pigmentation.

Anti-inflammatory

Moringa is also loaded with essential fatty acids that do such an important job in preventing and treating inflammation. If you have acne , your skin goes through a bad break out or becomes swollen and sensitive and Moringa can soothe and heal the inflamed skin.  Fatty acids are vital in blocking a chemical that increases cancer growth in skin cells.

 

Amino Acids

Remember we said that Moringa contains 3x the amount of protein found in milk. This is brilliant in producing amino acids which in turn creates more skin protein such as collagen and keratin. These proteins assist with forming the structure of your skin. Through this protein recycling process you can kiss old skin goodbye.

How to use Moringa

This miracle herb takes many shapes and forms and can be consumed or applied topically. The application of use is determined by the result you you need ,  let’s dive in.

To be honest, I like the taste of the herb steeped in boiling hot water and I am sipping on a cup as we speak 🙂

It has a delicious earthy, nutty wholesome flavor , however if you don’t care for herby tastes then add a little honey and squeeze of lemon to zest it up!

Eat or Drink

As mentioned above this method is best when you boil 1 teaspoon to 500ml boiling water. If the texture is not up your alley please use tea strainer. Enjoy daily piping hot and you will feel its magic start to work within two weeks.

Drinking as a tea is best when you are using moringa for all over health benefits. There are so many organic moringa teas available in delicious flavors all available at health stores or on-line.

Another popular way to enjoy this miracle herb is to add it to your smoothie. The protein is 2x more than what you find in yogurt so it will be an awesome green breakfast alternative.

Sprinkle it over your salads or directly into you cooking just like you would any other herb. Try baking your favorite breads and muffins with a healthy moringa twist, you won’t be disappointed.

Moringa Oil

More commonly used in natural skin care products and massage oils. You can add drops of moringa oil to your cleansing and moisturizing products OR you can use as a serum before moisturizing, especially if you have a rough,dry skin condition. For your very own tissue oil blend mix moringa oils with sweet almond oil & coconut oil. What is so great about moringa is that any skin type can benefit from it no matter how oily or dry.

As with any herbal treatment or product , whether it is consumed or worked into the skin , if you are not sure seek medical advice especially if you had reactions in the past. Moringa however has not presented any negative side effects as such and if you are pregnant it would be advisable to first check with your doctor if it will be safe.

The final verdict

The power packed herb does not need much convincing when it comes to your health. In a nutshell, it maximizes your bodily functions which in turn improves the health of your skin.

We are living in an age that is quite scary and uncertain but with Moringa in our home lab we are well armed to face any global health crisis and if it gives you beautiful skin in the process then why not?

Have you tried Moringa, what are your thoughts on this herb and any products you wish to discuss?

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Janine

Real Skin Angel

18 replies on “How Moringa can help your skin”

I have never heard of moringa before. I will have to give it a try. You mentioned you can use it as a tea, do you know if there are moringa tea packets that are already pre-packaged that are available in the store right now. Or is it something you have to make yourself? 

Hello AL

Im so pleased you are considering to purchase this miracle herb:)

Yes there are tea bag options and I have included a link in my post if you click on the hyperlinks in my article you can see where its available 🙂

All the best and please do keep me updated!

Wow, thank you for this post Janine! I was actually looking at foods I should be eating just two days ago. No article online was talking about moringa so I definitely learned something new here. I would probably make use of moringa in teas or smoothies. For the smoothies, do you use moringa powder or the actual herb? Also, where can I get moringa powder/herbs?

Hi Kevin

Im so thrilled this article helped you 🙂

if you read in my post I have included links you may click on to shop for the powder.

I do recommend the powder its easier to prepare and include in all food or drink.

Please let me know the progress of your new healthy and wishing you well ! 

This is a very interesting and informative post.

I have never heard of Moringa before, so it was all new learning for me.

It is important to keep our skin looking as fresh as possible, so this is an excellent way to do it.  There is so much goodness packed into it, that outstrip the products that normally come to mind.

It is so easy to take also, simply by mixing it in hot water and drinking it like tea.

Thanks for sharing.

Hi Geoff

Thank you for taking the time to read my post about Moringa. I’m certain it will be a healthy boost your body needs and your skin will thank you for it 🙂

Let me know how your first dose goes!

Hello Janine,

How interesting! a few years ago I became interested in superfoods, so I already knew about the existence of moringa. However, I had no idea that it had so many health benefits! I love tea and infusions, so I’m looking forward to try it in infusion. Also, I think it could be great if I add it to my breakfast smoothies. This way I can easily add a good handful of nutrients to my daily healthy breakfast.
After reading your article I really want to try it! Thanks for sharing!

Marta

Hi Marta

I’m so pleased you found the article helpful. Moringa is definitely overlooked and its a great idea you have for the  breakfast smoothie:)

Enjoy!

Hi & ntmu my dear.

By now I didn’t hear or know that MORINGA will help your skin. WOW! This is something amazing. Mostly I didn’t know what is Moringa, but now thanks to you I know that this is a green powder from a plant that is used for skin ageless. Amazing!

 I also didn’t know how many nutritional supplements this super green contain. And the 3 times more protein find in milk, WOW!

To be honest, now seen the image of this moringa, I remember while I’ve been in my vacation some people chew a stick, a green stick. I always wonder what and why. Now, I know!

As we speak, you make me like I want it some but unfortunately I don’t have indoor some moringa but soon I’ll pass to supermarket I’ll take at least 1 stick to taste it, to make it as a tea. I looove tea soooo bad! I will definetely try!

Unfortunately I do not have any experience regarding this amazing green plant to offer.

My question, do you think if I can implement in the daily routine moring  how would that be for an acneic skin? Do you think my skin will be renewed or perhaps is not for acneic skin type?

Overall I love your article, the topic ab this wonderful miraculos plant I haven’t know by now. Now I know and thank you for your sharing.

Hello there 

I thank you for your gracious comments and am absolutely excited that Moringa is creating such a buzz in the health and beauty space of late. To answer your question its a huge YES for acne treatment as its an anti-inflammatory and loaded with omega 3 which is an essential fatty acid vital in fighting inflammation and bacteria. For acne I would boil  it in hot water as a drink or brew the actual tea and then, unconventionally the cold tea you can keep for a few days in the fridge and  use as a toner to soothe inflamed skin. But acne as well is such a condition that is close to my heart and I do believe it to be treated from the inside out so please start incorporating moringa to your food and drink. You can find it at any health shop or pharmacy and on -line … check out my links in my article.

ALL THE BEST & KEEP ME POSTED 🙂

Hey there,

 I really loved reading through your article. Who could have guessed such a simple plant had all those good benefits and vitamins that restore healthy skin. I really find it amazing that Moringa has Anti-aging, Anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties as well.

Your post is very educational and informative. I will definitely share it with my friends.

Regards

~Sergej

Hi Sergej

Thanks for stopping by on my site and I am thrilled you found it helpful. Please do share with your loved ones as Moringa really helps with so many health problems it is a powerful plant indeed.

I have not come across Moringa before, so it was great to learn about this super healthy herb. It certainly has many health benefits, that I feel I should be taking it. You mention it can be used as a tea, and I would prefer to brew it from loose leaves. Do you think I can try and grow the plant myself, that I know it is organic and then brew my own tea?

Is Moringa also used in Ayurvedic medicine?

Yes it is used in Ayurvedic medicine and go ahead and see if you can grow your own the more organic the better.

Thanks for bringing us this introduction to Moringa.

This is the first time I have heard of it, but I really am impressed.

I can’t believe that it is so packed full of different vitamins and the health benefits are vast.

It is so easy to use as well, as you can add it to so many foods.

Thanks Geoff

Yes its easy to add to food and and it doesn’t change the taste of the dishes. I love to just sip on it strained in boiled water.

What an interesting concept. I have never heard of moringa, but it sounds like a miracle cure. It is interesting how many vitamins this contains. That it is from Africa and comes from something called the “tree of life” makes me think of things biblical. After all, the Tree of Life was in the middle of the Garden of Eden….

I wish you the best of luck in selling this product.

Thank you Cherrie

I really want more people to know about Moringa , since I have been using it I  have more energy and my complexion is so clear. 

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