Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is common in the Mediterranean, Russia, and the continent of Asia. Licorice powder contains a lot of body, skin, and hair improving ingredients like ferulic acid, quercetin, phenol, thymol, glycyrrhizin, beta-carotene.
Other components of Licorice extract are silicon, zinc, magnesium, selenium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, choline, calcium, and vitamins (Vitamin E, vitamin B5, vitamin B3, vitamin B2, and vitamin B1).
9 Licorice Skin Uses
- Licorice is a natural skin WHITENER that can reduce the formation of the melanin responsible for your hair and skin color. Form a face mask with fuller’s earth, turmeric powder, licorice powder, and lemon juice. Apply it on your face and let it sit for 10 minutes before you rinse off with tepid water
- Licorice extract can remove freckles from your skin when mixed with castor or jojoba oil
- Licorice treats rosacea and measles
- Licorice root has been found to whiten the teeth
- Licorice is a potent eczema cure
- Licorice will protect your skin from the harmful effect of the UV rays
- The antioxidant properties of Licorice will prevent free radicals that are responsible for excess oil production and skin degeneration
- Licorice is capable of healing various skin conditions like redness, eczema, inflammation, psoriasis, etc.
- Licorice will treat calluses
4 Licorice Hair Uses
- Licorice powder will prevent premature balding
- Licorice will treat dandruff and also prevent it from forming. It will also treat any other hair conditions like scabs
- Licorice will help you grow longer, thicker hair
- Licorice root mixed with saffron can control hair fall
Licorice Hair and Skin Side Effects
- There are no much side effects recorded from the topical use of Licorice. However, since the oral usage of licorice is not advisable for a pregnant woman, I’ll advise you stay clear of any cosmetic product with licorice when you’re pregnant and breastfeeding.