One of the earliest ingredients used by Indian women in their beauty routines, neem, is familiar to us all. It was the first thing we reached out for when our teenage angst started to show in the form of pimples.

Made up of fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, neem leaves prove very beneficial when added to your daily beauty routine. It interacts well with all skin types and is easily available. Here are 5 amazing benefits of neem you can reap for your skin and hair!

 

Treats dandruff and itchy scalp

Treats dandruff and itchy scalp

A natural cure for dandruff and itchiness, neem possesses antifungal and antibacterial properties. It has long been used in Ayurveda for skin healing, sometimes even treat wounds when there is nothing else around. It also helps in getting rid of dandruff and reduces flakiness to give you a healthy and clean scalp. Wash your hair every alternate day with the Lever Ayush anti-dandruff neem shampoo to start seeing the results from the first use itself.

 

Soothes irritated skin

Soothes irritated skin

There are several reasons your sensitive skin can feel irritated; environmental factors, the products you use and even shaving are some of them. Packed with fatty acids and glycerides, neem is an excellent skin-soothing agent. Switch up your foamy body washes with the Lifebuoy Neem and Aloe Vera Soap Bar and use it a couple of times a week to calm your skin and rid it of itchiness.

 

Prevents premature greying

Prevents premature greying

There are a lot of factors that lead to premature greying. Free radical damage, hormonal imbalance, sun exposure and stress can all lead to grey roots showing. Fortunately, neem has demonstrated as being a highly antioxidant ingredient which can fight the adverse effects of these factors. Put a bottle of the Tresemme Botanique Detox & Restore Shampoo to good use by including it in your hair care routine. It helps to revive your hair and gives it a shinier finish!

 

Promotes hair growth

Promotes hair growth

One of the prime reasons why women look for ways to add neem in their beauty routine is because it promotes hair growth. They do so by strengthening your hair follicles and simultaneously reducing hair fall. What remains is voluminous and luscious hair with an improved texture to keep nay breakage away. Treat your hair with the Clinic Plus Naturally Strong Health Shampoo to remedy your hair fall caused by stress, pollution and overuse of heat styling tools.

 

Treats acne

Treats acne

Yes, we saved the best for last! As mentioned before, neem can help you with many skin ailments, one of the big ones being acne. Their antibacterial properties help keep the skin free from pimple-causing bacteria. This, in turn, reduces acne. It is also a cooling, drying and non-comedogenic ingredient that can clear excess oil production from your skin surface. Lather up the Hamam Neem Tulsi and Aloevera Soap Bar in your palms and wash your face with it every night before you go to bed. Don't forget to follow it up with a moisturiser to wake up with squeaky clean and hydrated skin!