Benefits of Cactus Fruit on the Skin
Benefits of Cactus Fruit on the Skin – As we all know, cactus is a plant that has many thorns on its body. The purpose of the thorn is to protect itself. Here are some benefits of cactus fruit extract for the skin that you need to know:
1. Makes skin moist and supple
One of the common problems that often occur on facial skin is prone to dehydration. As a result, the skin becomes dry and prone to inflammation and acne.
To overcome this problem, you can try using skincare containing cactus fruit extract. According to Dermatologist dr. Ruri Pamela, SpKK, the compounds in Opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract (cactus fruit extract) are able to make the skin look more moist and supple.
2. Relieves acne
As explained earlier, dry skin can trigger acne and inflammation. Therefore, cactus fruit extract is also believed to be effective in relieving acne and redness or blemishes.
This was also confirmed by dr. Ruri. “Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, cactus fruit extract can help reduce acne inflammation for about 7-10 days,” he said.
Opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract contains vitamin E and good fatty acids. This content is needed as part of the stratum corneum (top layer of skin) to strengthen the skin barrier from environmental influences and help nourish the skin. In addition, the content in cactus fruit extract can also inhibit the aging process even though the benefits of antioxidants in it sometimes do not feel the change. Therefore, to get maximum benefits, it is recommended to use it regularly.
Cactus fruit extract is also enriched with anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve redness of the skin due to acne or other things. However, for owners of hypersensitive skin, you need to be careful in using skincare containing cactus fruit extract.
This is because the content of cactus fruit extract can also cause allergies due to the components in the cactus. “Skin that tends to be hypersensitive and prone to allergies, will be at risk of a reddish rash accompanied by itching after a few days of use,” explained dr. Ruri.