The leaves and flowers of dandelion(Taraxacum mongolicum) are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, and are an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium, its high concentration of vitamin K helps improve the function of the brain and protect against UV rays. The leaves of dandelion are easy to harvest for tea or a dietary supplement and you can use any size leaf for your DIY skin care product. Prepare the dandelion leaves, wash and pat them dry by using a dehydrator or oven at the lowest temperature possible for several hours, then you get the dandelion tea at home.

Actually, Dandelions are beneficial to the skin. Departed findings indicated it is useful for digestion and diuretic application and it has long been used as a diuretic and blood sugar reducer in traditional Chinese medicine. The study revealed that dandelion leaf extract is rich in antioxidants, which may have anti-aging benefits and reduce the appearance of scars on the skin. Additionally, the herb’s high concentration of vitamin C can reduce signs of aging and improve the appearance of the skin. While dandelion isn’t a miracle cure, the plant’s benefits are well worth exploring, it’s worth checking out before you decide to try a dandelion extract for the skin.

Studies have shown that dandelion flower and leaf extracts protect against the harmful effects of sunlight and aging. These new cells may help support the appearance of the skin as it ages. It may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the signs of aging, and tone and balance unbalanced skin. Its latex sap is thought to relieve age spots and warts, and it can help soothe skin inflammation.

Dandelion has a wide variety of potential health benefits, including reducing inflammation and its strong anti-inflammatory makes it an excellent plant for treating various skin conditions. Dandelion sap, or extract, has anti-inflammatory properties and a significant amount of protein. These two nutrients are vital for healthy skin. Vitamin B and A, which protect our bodies from the damaging effects of sunlight, also contribute to healthy skin. While it’s true that dandelion sap can cause allergic reactions, it’s best to avoid direct contact with the plant’s sap. In addition to promoting collagen production, the dandelion extract also improves blood flow to the skin and removes impurities.

Dandelion has anti-fungal properties and may be used as a natural antidote. Studies have confirmed that dandelion leaves have a significant inhibitory effect on staphylococcus aureus anddermatophyte. For infectious skin diseases, dandelion leaves can be boiled for external application, and can also be used in combination with honeysuckle, forsythia, etc., which can reduce swelling very well, and have positive clinical effects for folliculitis, acne and other bacterial infectious skin diseases.

However, the dandelion root extract does not have the same protective effects, although it may help increase the production of new skin cells. In recent years, natural ingredients such as resveratrol, oxymatrine, paclitaxel, and dandelion Triterpenoids have been used as adjunctive therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Dandelion Triterpenoids is a triterpene pentacyclic compound, mainly extracted from dandelion,Carthamus lanatus, artithistle, vine and other plants, with excellent anti-tumor, anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation and other properties.

Nowadays, cosmetics with natural ingredients are becoming more and more popular among consumers. Dandelion leaf extract is added to cosmetics and skin care as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and safe even for pregnant women. It has good antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, and can be used to inhibit androgen secretion and prevent skin inflammation; At the same time, its powerful antioxidant properties enable it to slow down aging, eliminate free radicals, and promote the growth of bud cells, etc. It can also be used as an anti-sensitivity and hair growth agent.

Ye Tao