When you think of the lotus flower you typically think of beautiful white or pink blossoms or the use of the flower in various religions and cultures. What you may not be as aware of is the beauty benefits that the lotus possesses. Like the benefits of bananas, lotus can help everything from your skin to your hair. Whether tea or root is your preferred way of consumption, read more on all the great things lotus can bring to the table, or rather, the vanity. :)
Skin Benefits - Lotus is full of vitamin C, B complex, antioxidants and a list of minerals that lead to a more nourished and brighter complexion. Natural products infused with lotus can not only help control our sebum production, balancing out oily skin, but can hydrate and improve elasticity as well. Because the lotus root contains vitamin A it helps reduce inflammation and promotes healing (a much needed benefit for those with acne). Really lotus isn’t much unlike these beauty boosting superfoods.
Hair Benefits - Elasticity isn’t only a skin concern. Drinking lotus tea, or doing a hair rinse even, is believed to create more volume, heighten hair elasticity and strength. During summer months when your hair takes a beating, a little lotus root can be just what you need to give your hair a healthy boost. Goodbye split ends, hello sleek shine!
Body Benefits - And because truly there is nothing more beautiful than what is inside our bodies, eating lotus can increase mental clarity, strengthen heart health thanks to the potassium content, elevate energy levels and heighten our moods. When our bodies are healthy and we feel nurtured everything else comes together. A high mineral content, like copper and iron, in lotus is responsible for much of this.
This is just the tip of the lily pond. In many ways the lotus represents purity, and that carries over into its health properties as it works to purify our bodies and help strengthen everything from organs to epidermis.