Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Beauty Uses For Hibiscus

Hibiscus tea is used internally for a host of issues, but did you know it's excellent for the skin? 

The Botox Plant

 Hibiscus is excellent for the skin and is known as the Botox plant. What great news, we don't need to get invasive procedures done to achieve a more youthful complexion.


Hibiscus aids with reducing the enzyme elastase. Elastase is responsible for the break down of our skin's elastin. Elastin is what keeps our skin looking young, tight and toned. 

Evens Skin Tone

As time goes by some of us experience discoloration of the skin for various reasons. Due to the slight ability to exfoliate the skin Hibiscus helps to quickly regenerate new cells. This in turn leads to a more even skin tone.

Antioxidants for Healthy Skin

Hibiscus contains an antioxidant, anthocanocides, which aids in preventing free radicals from damaging the skin. We are bombarded by free radicals on a daily basis via ultra violet radiation and various pollutants in our environment. These free radicals can lead to premature aging skin. This same antioxidant also is an astringent and helps to give the appearance of smaller pores. Anthocanocides also aids with inflammation of the skin, which many with sensitive skin are prone to.

Benefits of the Natural Acids

Hibiscus contains two natural acids, malic and citrus, which offer a variety of benefits to the skin. These acids are responsible for the quick cell regeneration by breaking down the dead skin. They also aid with acne break outs and do not strip the skin of its natural oils. This aids with bringing the natural balance back into the skin leaving youthful looking, smooth and healthy skin.

Mucilage for Moisture

Hibiscus contains mucilage which is a sticky substance some plants produce. It is the mucilage which aids with moisturizing the skin naturally. It is important as it helps the skin to maintain its moisture. This is important for healthy skin and the skins elasticity. Mucilage is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin. 

Our Spa in a Bag uses Hibiscus tea during 2 different steps.

Do you use tea in your beauty regimen? If so what kind and are you happy with the results? 
Let us know in the comments.


  1. Hibiscus tea is also really good for us internally. I'll give it a try on my face - thanks for the advice!

    1. Oh yes Carol, it is good to drink for various health issues. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. what an interesting post!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Big Lot's now has their Fairy Garden things marked down to 25% off and they are cheaper than Michael's...

    1. Thanks Debbie, I'll take a look Saturday while I'm out.

  3. Great informative post Joyce! Since I have a sensitive skin and very careful with what I use, I'm going to try this out :) thank you!

  4. I love your blog about Hibiscus! I'm going to go out and buy some of this type of tea and it shall now be a part of my self-care ritual before bedtime! Thanks for sharing.