The Skin Care Ingredient that Vibes with Your Sign (Part One)

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Signs & Attires

To say that your star sign has some influence over your skin concerns seems outlandish, right? But there’s actually some correlation between your personality and external factors that affect your skin.

Let’s say you’re an archetypal water sign who’s easily stressed. A surge in stress levels could easily lead to certain skin eruptions. Or maybe being a busy Capricorn affects your sleeping pattern to the extent that your skin is starting to lose its previous glow. Whether you’re into astrology or not, hopefully you’ll be inspired to incorporate ingredients that can help better your skin’s health!

If there’s anything that sun-loving Leos need in their skin care regimens other than the obvious sun protection, it has to be Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). All that sunbathing and outdoor activity can leave long-term and visible effects on skin – photodamage, premature aging, hyperpigmentation, etc. Skin care with Vitamin C derivatives can target some of these concerns, making it the perfect companion for Leos. With its potent complexion-brightening properties, not only is it on par with Leos’ dazzling charm, but it also ensures that a glowy radiance never leaves their skin!

Ingredient benefits:

  • Evens skin tone
  • Improves pigmentation
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Protects skin from free radicals

Centella asiatica (often referred to as simply cica) has become a cult-fave ingredient in recent years. Naturally rich in amino acids and other potent phytochemicals, centella is used for a variety of causes, such as treating inflammation, speeding skin recovery and stimulating cell renewal. As the healers of the zodiac, Virgos are often gifted with a detail-oriented and highly analytical mind, while also being helpful and health-driven. Great at taking care of others (mostly those whom they really trust and value), Virgos and centella share the same kind of resourcefulness that any skin routine needs.

Ingredient benefits:

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Moisturizing and nutritious
  • Soothes sensitive skin
  • Heals wounds quickly

Peaceful and idealistic, Librans seek harmony and a state of equilibrium in every aspect of their lives. Despite their love for pretty things, Librans often lean toward the lazier side when tending to their skin needs. Truth be told, as a cardinal air sign, even if they’re physically inactive, their minds are still constantly running with ideas. It’s not always easy to strike that perfect balance, which may explain why a lot of Librans have stressed-out skin. An ingredient boasting multiple benefits that can be easily implemented into an existing routine is sure to pique their interest. Say hello to skin-soothing bee propolis, which is packed with many wonderful properties known to relieve irritated, tired and acne-prone skin.

Ingredient benefits:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Aids wound healing
  • Neutralizes oxidative stress and free radicals

Scorpios are careful beings, and as sensitive water signs, they’re prone to stress and breakouts. Because of their cautious nature, Scorpios are skeptical of ideas that aren’t backed by proven results. This applies to their choice of skin care and cosmetics too! Tea tree is one of those ingredients that has withstood the test of time. From its origins in traditional herbal medicine to its current status as a preferred acne treatment, if there’s an ingredient Scorpios will opt for to treat their stress-induced pimples, it’s got to be tea tree.

Ingredient benefits:

  • Soothes dryness and irritation
  • Clears complexion
  • Treats acne
  • Anti-inflammatory

Sagittarians live by an easy-come, easy-go mentality which makes them highly adaptable and generally enthusiastic. Though they usually have pretty robust mental health, their skin may say otherwise. Their wisdom-seeking and carefree tendencies are also culprits that contribute to fatigue, rashes and messed-up skin pH. Usually used in face packs and clay masks, activated charcoal has powerful skin-purifying qualities, and doesn’t need to be used as often as other skin care products. No matter how busy they are, Sagittarians can easily implement a deep-cleansing face mask sesh once or twice a week!

Ingredient benefits:

  • Detoxifies and purifies skin
  • Refines pores
  • Antibacterial and antifungal
  • Regulates sebum

Strict with themselves, Capricorns are methodical and self-controlled individuals. In fact, they’re so committed and hardworking that they barely leave themselves sufficient time to wind down properly. Signs of premature aging, dull complexions, and increase in dryness and sensitivity are some of the more common skin concerns that may trouble Capricorns. Ultimate hanbang ingredient ginseng has been used in traditional medicine since ancient times. Known for its effective anti-aging properties and effects in extending the lifespan of skin cells, ginseng seems to be a perfect match for Capricorns’ practical and traditional qualities while solving many of their skin troubles.

Ingredient benefits:

  • Boosts collagen
  • Brightens and revitalizes complexions
  • Balances oil levels
  • Nourishes dry skin

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