Garcinia Mangostana, or more commonly known as mangosteen, is used in traditional medicine to treat skin infections because of its wound healing properties. As a superfood with countless health benefits it is known as the ‘Queen of Fruits’ in Southeast Asia.
Experimental research have reported that extracts of mangosteen have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral activities. Below are some of the best benefits of mangosteen extract for the skin.
1. Prevents Skin-Aging
One of the best known features of mangosteen extract is its anti-aging benefits. By stimulating microcirculation it improves the skin’s vitality and radiance. Mangosteen has the highest xanthone compounds amongst other fruits. This nutrient dense fruit can cure skin disease and slow down aging.
2. Hydrates Skin
Mangosteen as a fruit has nutrients that are able to stabilise your skin cells. This feature provides moisturising benefits to the skin, keeping it hydrated, and maintains an overall healthy appearance of complexion.
3. Reduces Eczema & Allergies
Due to its anti-inflammatory qualities mangosteen extract has been known to be a remedy to treat eczema as well as psoriasis. The compounds of the fruit can also mediate allergic reactions within the body.
4. Treats Acne
The antibacterial qualities of mangosteen fights acne because it soothes irritated areas and prevents further pimples from growing. Mangosteen is also rich in antioxidants, which tackles any environmental and internal factors that may aggravate acne.
5. Protects the Skin
The antioxidants in mangosteen are made up of active xanthones. These xanthones work to protect the skin by repairing damaged cells in your body and through anti-inflammatory benefits.