Typically, when we think of bamboo, we think of it as a tree with dense trunks & branches, material for the construction of homes, a home decor accessory, food for pandas, and the like. But bamboo for skincare? Is that possible? Absolutely!
In this article, we will discuss about how bamboo for skin care works wonders as the perfect gentle exfoliator/face scrub and its ability to rejuvenate and regenerate the skin due to its rich silica content.
How are Bamboo Particles for Skin Care Made?
Bamboo particles are derived from the solidified material in bamboo stems that contains silica. This material is also known as Bambusa arundinacea. It is milled into an off-white colored fine powder that has a particle size of 200 micrometers.
Due to its fine particle size, this powder can be added to any skin care formulation very easily. In some parts of the world, it is also added to smoothies and other health drinks owing to its silica content. Silica is one of the most essential minerals for our body.
Uses of Bamboo for Skin Care
Bamboo particles gently exfoliate the skin to remove impurities. They also regulate the thickness of the skin, thus improving cellular oxygenation. This improves the appearance of the skin. Due to their size, they melt in the other liquid ingredients of skin care formulations, thus preventing the skin from becoming dry from exfoliation. They cleanse without scratching the surface of the skin. Regular use of skin care products that contain bamboo particles results in a considerable reduction of skin irregularities. The skin becomes visibly radiant and polished.
Due to the presence of high content of silica in bamboo particles, they offer the following benefits too:
- Activation of hydroxylating enzymes in the skin
- Boost the synthesis of collagen
- Prevent the formation of wrinkles and acne
- Improve the elasticity and strength of the skin
Why Exfoliation & How Frequently Should We Exfoliate Our Skin?
Exfoliation of the skin with an exfoliator/face scrub is important to get rid of excess oil buildup, dead skin, blackheads, blockages in skin pores, acne scars, and other buildup on the skin surface. If done twice a week, the quality of your skin will improve drastically. The granules/fine particles contained in face scrubs polish your skin and make it more radiant. This is why this is an important step in different facials done in beauty salons. It is important for teenagers as well as women of all ages.
For more on exfoliation, do check out our article EXFOLIATE TO REJUVENATE! WHY SHOULD I USE FACE SCRUB?
Until recently, walnut shell powder used to be a very popular face scrub/exfoliating ingredient. However, over time, it was revealed that its frequent usage, coupled with applying too much pressure while scrubbing the face, results in more harm than good. Over-exfoliation can destroy the skin’s topmost layer that protects it from common bacterial infections, and should be avoided at all costs. This was when the cosmetic/skin care industry started looking for better alternatives for walnut shell powder to add to face scrubs. Apart from bamboo particles, oatmeal, sugar, almond powder, and jojoba beads are some of the other highly effective exfoliating ingredients.
Also, do check out our Renew Bamboo Exfoliator that contains bamboo particles, cow ghee, jojoba oil, lemon oil and other natural ingredients to exfoliate & rejuvenate your skin!
Last but not the least, stay safe & stay beautiful! 🙂