There’s a lot of information about soy products in relation to healthy eating, but the versatile soybean has other uses as well, including its role as an effective anti-aging ingredient. Many anti-aging products are beginning to include soybean oil or extract in the ingredients because of the bean’s ability to help combat visible signs of aging.
Soybean oil is showing up in a variety of products, and for good reason. The oil is packed with antioxidants and has a important benefits such as its ability to smooth and nourish your skin, plus the oil can be pressed from the bean without the use of any chemicals. Soybeans can be used in skin care products as a replacement for animal fat, making it a great option for people who avoid animal-based ingredients. Products that incorporate soy or soy oil include cosmetics, shampoos, soaps and even sunscreen.
Soy extract and soy oil have many uses for anti-aging. Soy extract has natural anti-inflammatory properties. It has also been shown that soy extract can prevent hair loss and soy germ extract acts as a lip plumper. Soybeans used in skin care products and creams might have a positive effect for women in reducing mood swings and hot flashes. Soy oil is extremely beneficial as a moisturizer, and it can even be used to effectively treat irritated skin, along with skin conditions such as dryness, eczema and psoriasis. Your skin will feel and look soft and smooth, plus many claim that soy oil can brighten the look of skin, giving it that youthful glow.
The collagen in skin is one of the most important weapons you have in the fight against wrinkles, and soy can help you effectively stimulate collagen production in your skin and boost elasticity. Skin’s enemy is the sun, but soy even has a role in preventing damaging sun exposure. Scientists have been able to create a non-toxic, anti-aging soybean oil sunscreen that absorbs UVA and UVB rays.
It’s clear that soy doesn’t just belong on your plate. Soy’s uses reach far beyond the nutritional content of the bean. Products containing soy oil or soy extract will have a place in your cabinet if you are looking for an effective, safe and natural product that can help make your skin look and feel younger.