skincare

Fall has officially arrived – and while you keep warm with cozy sweaters and scarves, there’s another way to heat things up this autumn. Spices are a great way to bring warmth during the cooler fall months. Although they add a delicious flair to your dinner (and pumpkin lattes), spices also make extremely effective skin care ingredients. It’s true – the answers to your skin concerns have been hidden in your pantry all along!

Below are 4 skin-saving spices and how they hail as beauty saviors:

1. Paprika

Paprika is packed with Vitamins A and C to help reduce free radical damage. Its amazing antibacterial properties make it an effective ingredient for treating problem skin as it helps to clear blemish-causing bacteria. It’s also rich in antioxidant beta carotene which has the ability to increase cell turnover and regeneration in the outer layers of the skin.

Like running, exercising or sitting in a sauna, the heat from the paprika increases circulation to the skin, bringing fresh blood to the skin’s surface to help the complexion look radiant. This activity in blood flow also increases the oxygen intake of the skin cells which means that every product applied will absorb better, giving you even more amazing results.

Staying in the night before a big event? Try our Eight Greens Phyto Masque – Hot. The stimulating effects will warm on the skin and leave a rosy glow (for up to 45 minutes) after it’s been rinsed off. Rest assured that your skin will look refreshed and revitalized in time for your social gathering.

2. Cinnamon

When applied topically, cinnamon warms the skin, bringing blood and nutrients to its surface. It contains antimicrobial properties to help eliminate the look of problem skin while it also aids in the removal of dead skin cells. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties help to enhance the complexion’s appearance, restoring luster and suppleness to the skin.

Trying to get rid of unsightly cellulite? Firm, hydrate and tone the body and decrease the appearance of cellulite with our Cinnamon Paprika Body Lotion.

3. Clove

From pesky pimples to a pretty pout, clove oil is the perfect prescription!

When applied topically to the skin, its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties make it effective in removing the bacteria that causes blemishes. It also helps reduce and eliminate the look of inflammation often caused by breakouts, helping you get your clear complexion back.

Like cinnamon, you may notice a tingling sensation when using clove oil. When applied to the lips, this sensation causes them to swell up and look fuller, giving you visibly fuller lips without a trip to the plastic surgeon. Take caution, though – clove oil is super potent when used on its own. We recommend our Cinnamon Kiss Lip Plumper, which includes the perfect blend of ingredients to plump up the lips and give them a luminous shine!

4. Ginger

Think of how you eat ginger to cleanse the palate after a sushi lunch or another multi-course meal. Ginger, an effective antiseptic, also has that cleansing effect on the skin, keeping its appearance smooth and free of blemishes by clearing bacteria that causes breakouts.

Containing approximately 40 antioxidant properties, ginger also provides anti-aging benefits like preventing free radical damage and improving the look of skin elasticity, for firm and youthful appearance. These benefits can be achieved by both ingesting and applying ginger topically for a double dose of powerful antioxidant action!

Speaking of doubles, ginger just happens to be an ingredient in our Balancing Masque Duo’s Pomelo Cheek Treatment. Enjoy this masque along with the Charcoal T-Zone Purifier for a complete facial treatment.

This post was written by Jennifer Kerstens from Eminence Organics.
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