Willow bark comes from the willow tree and has been mentioned in texts from ancient civilizations like Assyria, Sumer and Egypt as a natural remedy for aches and fever. Native Americans also relied heavily on it for their medicines even long before the Vikings or Columbus landed.
The bark contains a compound commonly known as Salicin that is metabolized in the body to create Salicylic Acid, a precursor to Aspirin. Its herbal extract has long been used as a natural exfoliant and medicine due to the range of benefits that it boasts including its anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties.
What makes willow bark a beneficial addition to your natural skin care routine?
Dry skin will benefit from willow bark’s exfoliating properties, and due to its astringent properties, excess oil will be greatly reduced as well. It's also gentle enough for sensitive skin. Let’s talk about its known benefits in detail.
A natural exfoliant
As previously mentioned, the Salicylic Acid in willow bark helps fight acne as an all-natural, gentle exfoliant. It exfoliates your skin by shedding off dead skin cells, making way for fresher, brighter and more radiant skin.
Due to the tannins present in willow bark, it will reduce inflammation and redness on the skin. Similar to green tea extract, tannins are rich in antioxidants and astringent properties that can help tone down or alleviate the redness, pain, and swelling that are associated with both acne and allergy sensitivities.
Balances and cleanses
Willow bark is also perfect for cleansing the skin as it controls sebum production and unclogs pores, effectively reducing excess oil and preventing acne breakouts.
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