Why Do Koreans Love Ginseng So Much?

Ginseng, one of Korea’s most popular medicines, is not only good for your health, but has incredible properties for your skin too! Ginseng is a root that is typically harvested after six years and is considered to be one of the original super foods. It is used and consumed by people of all ages in South Korea and is known as a super food because of the high levels of much-needed vitamins and minerals it contains, and can be a source of antioxidants, which help prevent and repair cellular damage in the body.

But what makes ginseng such an attractive skincare ingredient? Read down below as we break it down!

Works Against Aging

Studies show that ginseng is effective in delaying wrinkles from forming as it has the ability to boost skin-firming collagen. Ginseng is most often included as an anti-aging ingredient in the form of a serum, moisturiser, or a wash-off mask.

Aids in Maintaining Skin Elasticity

Ginseng is known to help improve the elasticity of the skin thanks to the boost of elastin production, which also aids in the appearance of wrinkles. It can help boost the circulation of your skin's smallest blood vessels, which in turn ramps up the synthesis of collagen.

Improves Skin Complexion

Ginseng roots and leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals, which helps metabolise skin cells and encourages the removal of dead skin cells which aids in helping regenerate healthy new skin that works against dullness. A top tip: ginseng along with vitamin C is a wonderful combination for a brighter and healthier skin complexion.

Treats Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles

We all at times struggle with puffy eyes and dark circles, and ginseng with its natural anti-inflammatory properties, especially in mask form, is a wonderful way to help treat and  lessen the appearance of it.

Can Help Prevent Acne

Ginseng consumed through food can help maintain a hormonal balance within your body, and since hormonal issues play a role in causing acne, ginseng can be of great help to help reduce acne outbreaks. Furthermore ginseng is great for improving the immune system which can help in the prevention of certain bacterias that cause acne to develop. So whether you consume ginseng through food or apply it to your face by means of a skincare product, both will do good for the skin! 

An OhMyGloe Top Tip

At OhMyGloe we love the I’m From Ginseng range, and did you know that the Ginseng Serum can be mixed with the Ginseng Eye Cream? Simply mix one or two drops of the serum with the eye cream to rapidly soothe exhausted skin! 

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