If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, a condition where patches of skin become darker than the surrounding skin due to extra melanin deposits in those spots, Liquorice can restore the skin to a lighter color when applied daily to the darkened area. Today, the leading treatment for hyperpigmentation and skin spots is a chemical called hydroquinone. Liquorice is an exciting all-natural treatment option that offers a brilliant alternative for those looking to avoid putting a chemical on their skin. If you are suffering from melasma (known as the mask of pregnancy), it’s a great natural remedy to help lighten the skin after delivery.
Dark spots and age spots caused by the sun can wreak havoc on the body by giving away your age. Applying Liquorice in topical form can help bring your skin to a smooth, lighter tone thanks to the Glabridin that stops the skin from darkening after sun exposure. And since sun damage is a primary cause of discoloration of the skin, Liquorice also contains UV blocking enzymes that help protect you from future damage.
When injuries from falls or other mishaps leave a scar on your body, it can take years before they fully match your normal skin tone. Liquorice helps to speed up the process by blocking the melanin production and evening out the skin tone of dark scars. Though, it won’t help much on light-colored ones.
Psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema) are skin conditions that leave scaly patches all over the skin. Liquorice contains anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling and itching or burning of the skin. Studies have shown that eczema patients can either use a topical cream or drink a Liquorice tea twice a day to stave off symptoms.
Many things can disrupt your skin and leave behind itchy, swollen and red spots. From poison ivy to bug bites, you would use a hydrocortisone cream to calm the sting. The Glycyrrhizin found in Liquorice is helpful in relieving redness and swelling in the exact same way that hydrocortisone helps soothe the pain.
Who doesn’t want to keep their skin feeling baby soft? Liquorice helps regenerate elastin and collagen for skin that’s smooth to the touch and stretches easily. It also contains amino acids, which have long been known to help moisturize and rehydrate the skin.
Acne is a condition marked by red bumps that is caused by excessive oil production in the glands. Liquorice helps control oil production and will also help reduce the redness experienced by those with Rosacea, which causes a flushed face with red, patchy skin.
Everyone hates the itchy, sometimes painful results of having forgotten to wear your flip-flops in the hotel shower. Rubbing on a topical cream, can help eliminate the symptoms of Athlete’s foot and treat the problem.
Liquorice has natural antimicrobrial and antifungal properties and is great for wound cleaning. It also helps to keep swelling and redness to a minimum. The Liquorice works by reducing the amount of bacteria on the skin and allowing the skin to repair faster.
No one wants to have crow’s feet but sun damage can bring them on faster than you can say sunscreen. Thankfully, UV blocking enzymes help to ward off sun damage that can cause wrinkles to accelerate at an unwanted rate. Liquorice is also full of antioxidants that help block free radicals and keep your skin from aging prematurely.