Basil is something we usually consider just a kitchen staple. But it does more than just adding flavor to food. Besides being used to make some of our favorite foods (cough cough margherita pizza), this leafy green also can drastically affect and benefit your skin. Keep reading to learn why it is a key ingredient in all Schique products!
With its anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, basil acts as a natural cleanser to unclog pores, remove excessive oils or dirt and remove toxins from the blood.
The properties in basil work to get rid of stubborn black and whiteheads by using one of its natural properties called camphene. This works as a natural toner to remove excess oil and dead cells that clog follicles and form blackheads.
The natural oils and antioxidants present in basil help tone the skin, closing open pores and clearing out excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells in order to portray brighter appearance. Moreover, basil moisturizes the skin to give it a smooth texture.
Basil has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe skin irritations such as eczema. The ursolic acid in basil acts an anti-sceptic to help soothe the itching and redness associated with certain skin irritants.
Tightens Skin Pores
Loaded with flavonoids and antioxidants, basil is an effective anti-aging agent that tightens skin, fights free radical damage and prevents the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines & age spots.
These are just a few of the undeniably great benefits to basil being not only a part of your kitchen routine, but more importantly to your skincare routine!