Dragon's Blood is now used as the active ingredient in many high end skin products all over the world. But not many people realise that they can use a straight application of Dragon's Blood resin for cosmetic improvements. Dragon's Blood is a powerhouse of phytochemicals that naturally improve the texture and appearance of your skin without spending hundreds of dollars on special formulations.
The concept of synergy is what makes Dragon's Blood so special in skin care application. Synergy means that you have multiple phytochemicals working in concert with each other and these chemicals amplify the holistic effect on your appearance.
Dragon's Blood is high in antioxidants protecting your skin from free radicals, reducing pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Proanthocyanidin is unique to Dragon’s Blood and actually repairs and promotes new collagen production. Anti-inflammatories reduce redness, puffiness, swelling and irritation. Astringent and antibacterial compounds are effective on problems like acne or the occasional break out. The combination of these compounds (especially the anti inflammatories) makes Dragon’s Blood perfect for using on sensitive, damaged or allergy prone skin.
Being a whole plant product you can use it with or along side your current skincare regime, adapting it to your needs. Here are some of our favorite ways to use Dragon's Blood.
HACK YOUR FAVOURITE FACE CREAM. ADD 2 DROPS TO A DOLLOP OF YOUR CREAM AS A BOOSTER. JUST MIX IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND BEFORE APPLICATION.
APPLY STRAIGHT TO THE SKIN FOR AN ALL NATURAL FACE MASK. RINSE OFF AFTER 45 MINUTES OR LEAVE OVERNIGHT FOR DEEP TREATMENT.
ADD TO ALOE VERA OR YOUR FAVOURITE HOMEMADE FACE MASK recipe FOR A DIFFERENT TEXTURE.
APPLY AS A SPOT TREATMENT TO BLEMISHES.
GREAT FOR UNDER EYE PUFFINESS OR DARK CIRCLES.
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