A picture is said to tell a thousand words, yet the countless stunning photos of Japanese cherry blossom trees in bloom each year, fail to tell the whole story. That’s because the cherry blossom, known as Sakura, is not only stunning, but it can also help you achieve stunning skin.  

Blooming Sakura Welcome Springtime in Japan

As the unofficial national flower of Japan, the cherry flowers bloom each spring, signaling an end to winter. Families and couples across the nation plan picnic events known as hanami to celebrate both the beginning of spring and the beauty of the trees.

Blooming for thousands of years, the Japanese cherry blossom remains an easily recognizable symbol of Japanese culture. Indeed, Sakura may be found in food, and tea and used in clothing, jewelry, and other products. The cherry blossom is even stamped on various denominations of coins.

Japanese Cherry Blossom: Skin Benefits

The Japanese cherry blossom has become a common ingredient in skincare products and makeup. The reason? Sakura offers myriad benefits including calming inflammation, brightening skin, and much more.

  • Cherry Blossom Contains Essential Fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids help to repair damaged skin. They may also boost the production of 

natural barriers that prevent damage. This helps to smooth rough skin. The petals of the Japanese cherry blossom are loaded with essential fatty acids. 

  • Clarify Uneven Skin Tones

Cherry blossom extracts help to balance hyperpigmented skin, giving a more even skin tone. This is because extracts of cherry blossom can help to restrict the production of melanin, which is responsible for dark patches or spots on the skin. 

  • Antioxidants Offer Anti-Aging Benefits

Antioxidants fight the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for causing oxidative stress in the cells. On skin cells, oxidative stress results in slow cell turnover, and an aged appearance. Fortunately, Sakura is laden with antioxidants.

Moreover, cherry blossom contains cinnamoyl and flavanol glucosides, which suppress the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which form due to sugar exposure. When AGEs accumulate on the skin, they can render elastin and collagen proteins rigid, and unable to help promote a soft, supple, younger appearance. 

  • Calms Irritated and Inflamed Skin 

Irritated and inflamed skin leads to ruddiness and breakouts. The anti-inflammatory properties of the cherry blossom help to calm the skin, preventing bumps and puffiness. For people with eczema, rosacea, and acute allergies, products containing Sakura can drastically minimize visible symptoms. 

Facial Sponges that Contain Cherry Blossom 

Although facial moisturizers, cleansers, masks, and makeup often contain cherry blossom as an ingredient, they are not the only way to provide your skin with the incredible, natural benefits of cherry blossom extract. 

All-natural, vegan, sustainable, and cruelty-free Konjac sponges are available with infused cherry blossom extract. When infused in vegetable root fiber sponges, the cherry blossom extract helps to unveil skin that is clean, clear, bright, youthful, and voluminous. 

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