Avocados, charcoal, CBD – hip ingredients trying to solve all our skincare problems change like the ocean’s tides. There are so many possibilities that it’s difficult to know where to start. It doesn’t help that some people work and others don’t, that some only work for certain people, and so on. So, how do you pick a trend that’s right for you and, hopefully, works? Move ahead of the curve, not backwards, in our opinion! Choose something new and give it a try. Let’s be honest: almost all of us have go-to makeup and skincare products, so even if the latest trend doesn’t pan out, we’re covered. So, what’s up next for the beauty-mobile? Bamboo extracts, in two words.
This exciting new trend has been popularised by the Korean beauty industry. K-beauty appears to be the queen of modern trends. We will do whatever she says. Her most recent claim is that bamboo extract benefits our skin in more ways than one.
Bamboo extracts also contain delicious antioxidants for your skin. Antioxidants, in case you didn’t know, help fight free radicals, which cause premature wrinkles. When compared to antioxidant powerhouses like green tea, bamboo isn’t quite as potent. However, we’re not only interested in antioxidants. Because bamboo extract is a multitasker, we must start with the smallest benefit and work our way up.
Next up: bamboo is full of natural silica, an essential mineral that promotes healthy skin and hair. In fact, it contains about 70% silica making it the richest natural source of this mineral. You know how kids always have the silkiest, shinier hair? Because children are high in silica. It is also required for bone growth, which explains why children have an abundance of it. It becomes less visible in our bodies as we age. In fact, a lack of silica is directly related to the ageing process of our bodies, which includes the formation of wrinkles, loose skin, and fine lines. Of course, that is an under-representation of all the factors that contribute to ageing, but it is critical to understand silica’s role.
So, bamboo extracts are great for your skin, wrinkles, and ageing. Are there more benefits? You bet there are! Bamboo also has incredible healing properties. It contains methanol, a powerful healing agent that cleanses and promotes healing skin. Not only does it work on minor cuts and scrapes, but the beauty industry has embraced this magical factor. It’s no surprise that bamboo has risen to the top of the food chain.
Other than what we’ve mentioned about its anti-aging properties, bamboo extract benefits in the beauty stratosphere largely come in the form of topicals, creams, lotions, and serums. We’ve only discussed the broad benefits; what about the specifics? Other than for overall skin and hair health, how else can it be used?
It’s recently been used as a more natural, targeted solution for a variety of skin problems. People with acne, dark spots, red spots, and inflamed skin have been turning to bamboo extracts.
A lot of treatments specific to acne are drying and often irritating. Because many topical gels or treatments contain chemicals, even if they help reduce or eliminate pimples, the end result is extra dry, sensitive, or red skin. Everyone wants clear skin, and many are willing to put up with the aftereffects of a harsh acne cleanser. However, incorporating bamboo extracts into your routine will not only mitigate some of the harsh side effects, but you may be able to eliminate your other acne-fighting products entirely.
People who are concerned with the specifics of ageing may want to try bamboo extract for more than just wrinkle reduction. Bamboo extract benefits cover dark spots, as well. It can reduce the size and colour of dark spots as a healing agent by reducing melanin production. It’s incredible what this simple plant can accomplish!
And what about those of us who have fair skin and burn way too easily? Bamboo has your back! Bamboo is a rejuvenation and cell growth powerhouse because it is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic. To reduce the heat of your skin even more, lather some bamboo serum with your aloe on a red face or sunburned patch. If you want to avoid getting a sunburn, use bamboo extract sunscreen. As an added bonus, bamboo sunscreen is a wonderful natural alternative for those of you who prefer to avoid artificial chemicals at all costs.
What About Hair?
Good question. Bamboo shampoo can also help your hair. You now understand how it functions as a skin rejuvenation station. It is also effective on hair. A bamboo extract shampoo is excellent for removing dead skin cells and stripping away buildup.
It also stays in your hair resulting in shiny, luscious locks. Because bamboo is so moisturising on its own, it’s like having a shampoo and conditioner in one. One that comes naturally.
In addition, people who have brittle hair or hair that breaks easily should absolutely give it a try. As previously stated, the cell turnover and rejuvenation process in this plant is incredible. After all, it stands to reason that the world’s fastest growing plant