Chlorophyll for acne, detox and sun-damaged skin
Thanks to TikTok, Chlorophyll is the hot topic RN when it comes to achieving clear skin, but does it actually work? We did a little digging, so you don’t have to.
There’s no denying that skincare has been the hot topic since last year with new ingredients coming out almost every month. Well, this month, you can add another one to your skincare list —- Chlorophyll. Even though there are plenty of posts on this topic, many people are still left with questions like “What’s in it?” “How does it work?” “Is it for me?”. We at TGM believe that information is vital when it comes to any new product trend, so we did a little digging. Keep reading to find out more about this magical green juice that’s taking over the skincare world.
What Is Chlorophyll?
To understand what Chlorophyll is, you need to go back to your school science. In short, this ingredient is responsible for giving plants that rich green colour. It is essential in photosynthesis, which allows plants to absorb energy from light.
So, how does this benefit your skin? While you shouldn’t give into every trend you see on social media, the #chlorophylljuice fad does have its benefits. It helps promote skin healing, reduce breakouts, improve the quality of red blood cells and even aid in the detoxing process.
If you have acne-prone skin, then you’re already dreading the monsoon season, right? But adding the correct ingredients to your daily routine can help you effortlessly manage your breakouts. Chlorophyll happens to be one of those ‘right ingredients’. It is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, making it great for acne-prone skin.
Topical chlorophyllin (a water-soluble derivative of chlorophyll) may also be effective in treating acne problems.
A 2015 pilot study of 10 people with acne and large pores saw skin improvement when topical chlorophyllin gel was used for 3 weeks.
The first thing you need to understand is that your body has its own natural detoxification process. Your detox diets and drinks just optimize it. Chlorophyll helps promote liver health to get rid of any stored toxins within the body.
To Heal Sun-Damaged Skin
Looking for natural ways to treat sun-damaged skin? Chlorophyll could be the answer, since it is packed with antioxidants and other skin-loving components. It also protects the skin from harmful UV rays while reducing oxidative stress and increasing collagen production.
Another 2015 pilot study, also involving 10 people, found that using topical chlorophyllin over 8 weeks improved sun-damaged skin.
Need A Vitamin Boost?
It’s no surprise that vitamins are not only good for the body but for your skin as well. Chlorophyll is rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, which help prevent premature ageing, brown spots and even smoothen rough patches. No wonder people are going crazy over it on social media.
To Speed Up Wound Healing?
Yes, it will. This is ingredient is stealing the spotlight for good reasons! It is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties that prevent bacteria reproduction. But that’s not all! It also controls odours caused by the accumulation of bacteria.
Should You Take Chlorophyll Supplements?
Now that you have a better understanding of what chlorophyll is, the next question is “how to use it?“. There are plenty of health supplements available in the market and chlorophyll happens to be one of them. Certain studies have shown that chlorophyll capsules taken in the right doses are generally safe with no major side effects. While these supplements don’t have any major risks, it’s always beneficial to first consult a doctor if you have your doubts about a certain ingredient.
Is liquid chlorophyll an option?
While liquid chlorophyll sales grew drastically in the past year, the truth is that this store-bought liquid is not at all necessary. Here’s the thing, why take the liquid when you can get all the vitamins and nutrients from the source itself? Since it is the most abundant pigment in plants, you can get your nutrients by consuming leafy veggies like spinach, kale, broccoli. It’s a much safer option than consuming a store-bought liquid.
Natural Ways To Introduce Chlorophyll In Your Inside-Out Beauty Routine
You know we are all for inside-out beauty. If you want to reap the benefits of chlorophyll the natural way, you can update your diet a bit. As you know, what we consume affects our skin, so a cup full of nutritious greens daily can help put you on the path to healthy skin. *buh bye acne*. You can start by eating green vegetables, such as alfalfa, kale and spinach. Wheatgrass is also rich in this ingredient and works best as a juice.
Bottom line? Chlorophyll is definitely worth the hype but you don’t need store-bought liquids. You can obtain healthy skin just by incorporating more greens in your diet.