February 17, 2021 by D.Fathia
Updated February 17, 2021
Figs: sweet snacks and wealth for cosmetics
Figs, either fresh or dried, are super sweet treats for snacking, desserts, or in-between meal bites. Being full of nutrients and antioxidants, these fruits have been cherished for their health benefits and amazing effects. What most have been forgetting, however, or missing is that they are good for the outer look as much as they are good for the inner organs.
Ficus carica and its extracts make part and parcel of the cosmetics industry. Several brands have been using these extracts in their body care products for their incredible effects on skin, hair, and different body parts.
Let’s take a ride together to discover more about this fruit which never seizes to astonish us.
Health benefits of figs:
The mouthwatering fruit has a plethora of benefits and it helps to prevent several illnesses. This article, however, deals solely with the advantages for the skin and outer parts of the body.
Fig extract for the skin:
Treatment with this fruit has been proved to maintain excellent skin hydration. It also plays a crucial role in determining the skin color; it controls the production of an enzyme called tyrosinase, which leads to the emergence of dark spots.
Antioxidants and phenolic compounds protect the skin from inflammations, treat tight and dry spots, and decrease wrinkles.
High amounts of vitamin A and C do not only work as skin moisturizers but also help in replacing dead tissues and rejuvenating cells.
L’Oreal is one famous brand that uses fig extracts in its skincare products. Oil is one obvious choice for nourishing purposes.
If you cannot afford to buy branded cosmetics or you simply wish to try a homemade cream at first, then there is an easy mask you can make. Blend four to five fig fruits and then add two teaspoons of natural honey. Mix the combination well, scrub it on your face, leave it to rest for fifteen to twenty minutes, and then wash off.
It is an excellent moisturizer and an easy before-bed routine that you can cling to. Try it and judge the results for yourself.
On hair usage and benefits:
Due to stress, emotional disturbances, and other psychological factors, hair tends to fall. Vitamins found in figs help nourish the scalp and hence promoting hair growth.
These extracts are used extensively in hair products and conditioners. You might want to try something for yourself, so here is a formula:
Take two or three fruits and put them in a food processor, add one tablespoon of natural honey, one egg yolk, and one tablespoon of yogurt. Mix them well until you get a thick homogeneous paste. Use the blend on your hair, leave it for about half an hour or even longer if you have spare time, and then wash off.
Figs are the fruit that you can't get enough of. It is super tasty that you can keep eating hundred of pieces without noticing. Against all odds, fig extracts work perfectly for the skin and hair. You can trust these tiny fruits unquestionably.