The Benefits of Sage for Hair & Skin
Botanical name: Salvia officinalis🌱
What comes to mind when you hear the word 'sage'? Your favorite Italian dish? The time you thought your apartment was haunted by the ghosts of your past and you had to cleanse the entire place?
Well, what about hair & skin care?
Sage is, as the kids say these days, slept on. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents are only a few reasons why we're crushing on sage this season. Need more convincing? Here are some of the benefits of sage for hair & skin:
The benefits of sage for damaged hair
An ingredient found in sage, has been a key component in treating male-pattern baldness since ancient times.
- Fullness & Shine
Sage, especially when combined with rosemary (another one of our (SPIN)faves!) is a surefire way to grow thicker, stronger, shinier hair.
- Increased Circulation
When massaged into the scalp, sage can increase circulation which allows the hair follicles to receive more nutrition.
The benefits of sage for skin
Sage is chock full of antioxidants which can help reverse the signs of aging. Wrinkles and fine lines are no match for the leafy herb.
- Calcium & vitamin A
Both skin essentials are found naturally in sage. Both are known to help combat the assault of free radicals on the skin as well as aiding in daily cell regeneration.
The anti-inflammatory properties of sage work wonders against stubborn acne. Other inflammatory skin blemishes, such as eczema and psoriasis, can also benefit from the use of sage.
Oily skin? Sage is a great toner since it helps regulate sebum production.
- Smooth cellulite
Sage is great for circulation - thus making it the ultimate fighter against cellulite. With better blood circulation comes higher detoxification. When toxins are eliminated cellulite becomes less visible.
Sage is nature's best-kept secret. With all of its healing and preventative properties, it's no wonder we've included it in our (SPIN)Therapy Moisturizer. And while you should totally embrace the body given to you by Mother Nature, don't forget to nurture it with wholesome ingredients, starting with sage.
Megan is an English student with a love for bad jokes, watching the same three television shows over and over, and all things beauty. She considers her life to be an extended tribute to carbohydrates and Diet Coke, and genuinely hopes her dog is proud of her. Follow her on instagram & twitter @sweganrussell and check out her blog sweganrussell.wordpress.com