Over the years, fenugreek leaves and seeds have served many purposes. Said to have derived from Western Asia, the staple —in conjunction with clover and vetch— has been grown to feed cattle, flavor wine, and is an especially common ingredient in curry dishes.
But, fenugreek is more than just an herb to used to flavor your favorite dish. When used alone or combined with other ground herbs, recent research suggests the benefits of fenugreek can extend beyond the kitchen and into your skincare routine.
Skincare: the Benefits of Using Fenugreek
While there has yet to be any scientific evidence to confirm its effectiveness, fenugreek continues to be considered a remedy for treating acne.
In fact, its history of treating skin conditions such as eczema, pimples, and abscesses is likely one of the reasons so many people continue to use it as an alternative to over-the-counter acne treatments.
According to Dr. Lori Shemek, “the minerals and vitamins present in fenugreek ensure that your skin remains free of wrinkles and lines…” And, because our skin repairs itself while we sleep, applying a fenugreek paste right before you go to bed will ensure you absorb and reap the most benefits of fenugreek’s nutrients as you possibly can.
It’s not every day you stumble upon a product that can double as, both, a source of food flavoring and a moisturizer, but that’s what you’ll find with fenugreek. When used on a regular basis, fenugreek has the ability to cleanse and moisturizer your skin, leaving you with a natural glow. Even better, fenugreek is considered safe to use on sensitive skin.
If you would like to create a paste of your own, Ann Marie Gianni has step-by-step instructions on how to do so. But, if you’d like a face mask that’s been crafted with love from organic ingredients, purchase the Vedic Bloom Natural Artisanal Cleansing Face Mask.
Either way, incorporating fenugreek into your skincare routine may be the best skincare decision you make.