Why Are Adaptogens Important in Skincare Routines?

Incorporating adaptogens into your daily routine delivers multiple advantages to promote healthy, glowing skin.
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Adaptogens are a group of plants and herbs traditionally used in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine for centuries due to their ability to help the body adapt to stress and improve overall health. [1]
More recently, they have gained in popularity because of their potential benefits for the skin. By incorporating them into handmade soaps, lotions, and other skincare products, virtually anyone can add them to their daily routine.
What Are the Benefits of Having Adaptogens in Skincare Routines?
The herbs and plants that produce adaptogens can help the body maintain balance and better adapt to stress. They deliver a calmer environment that allows you to push the reset button on a tough day.
Daily adaptogen use can also help your body become more resilient to the pressures of the day, especially when combined with meditation or similar activities.
Here are the benefits that often arise with adaptogens in skincare routines.
1. Reduce Inflammation
Adaptogens are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to calm irritated and inflamed skin. Inflammation is a natural response to stress and damage, and it can contribute to various skin problems, including acne, rosacea, and eczema. [2]
When inflammation is chronic, it can lead to issues like premature aging.
High-quality ingredients like turmeric, licorice root, and ashwagandha offer anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness and the signs of inflammation in the skin when incorporated into daily skincare routines. [3]
Our ashwagandha and calendula all-natural bath soak is a perfect solution for promoting skincare while creating an environment that supports meditation and aromatherapy.
2. Oxidative Stress Protection
Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body, which can cause damage to cells and tissues. UV radiation, pollution, and other environmental stressors can increase it in the skin.
Adaptogens such as green tea, ginseng, and Rhodiola rosea have antioxidant properties that help neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from damage. [4]
3. Hormone Regulation
Hormonal imbalances can contribute to various skin issues, including acne and hyperpigmentation. The presence of adaptogens in a skincare routine can assist with treating these issues by encouraging the body to return to its standardized regulation activities.
Estrogen is one of the primary hormones that affect skin health. It helps to keep your skin hydrated, firm, and elastic. As people age and less is produced, the reduction directly impacts how the skin looks and feels. [5]
Testosterone changes can cause sebum overproduction, clogging pores, and causing acne. By balancing these hormones, your skin can support your overall health better. [6]
4. Skin Hydration and Elasticity
Have you ever noticed how the best skincare products can leave your skin feeling silky smooth, and moisturized all day? Adaptogens are often part of the process of creating that outcome. When they’re part of your daily routine, their ability to improve elasticity and hydration can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Adaptogens such as aloe vera and chamomile have moisturizing properties and can help improve skin hydration levels. They can also help stimulate collagen production. [7]
Our massage bars use an aloe vera base with a unique shape to encourage gentle exfoliation while potentially soothing various skin conditions.
5. Immune System Support
When the skin is healthy, it serves as a first-line defense against an environment that wants to make you sick. Today’s best adaptogens for skincare support, including astragalus and reishi, boost the immune system by encouraging the body’s ability to fight infections and harmful agents when they come your way. [8]
How to Incorporate Adaptogens into a Skincare Routine?
You can start adding adaptogens to your daily skincare routine in several ways. Each one provides a different approach that works to deliver the positive results you want.
Infused oils are a popular choice. You can enjoy facial serums and lotions that encourage positive outcomes by steeping adaptogenic herbs in a carrier oil.
Herbal teas and beverages are another popular way to incorporate more adaptogens into your daily routine. Products with high-quality licorice root and ginseng can be invigorating. Our lavender and vanilla room spray is an excellent example of an alternative way to encourage better skincare by creating a relaxing atmosphere that encourages more sleep.
You can also infuse more adaptogens into your daily routine by enjoying bath soaks. Powdered herbs, Epsom salt, or Dead Sea salt dissolved in bathwater can provide a refreshing and rejuvenating experience. Click HERE to see our Bath Soak Collection
The easiest way to include more adaptogens in your daily skincare routine is to work with companies that use high-quality ingredients to make artisan soaps, lotions, and similar products to care for your skin. At Nina’s Pure Bliss, we make handmade products that focus on the benefits of adaptogens while allowing you to create personalized experiences, such as Body Butter, Lotion Bars, Soap.
We'd love to see if you’re using our products to promote a healthy skincare routine! Thanks for reading my article, and please feel free to leave your thoughts or comments in the section below.
 Love Always, Nina... 
[1] https://www.uclahealth.org/news/what-are-adaptogens-and-should-you-be-taking-them
[2] https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/understanding-acute-and-chronic-inflammation
[3] https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/anti-aging/a39867126/turmeric-for-skin/
[4] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rhodiola-rosea
[5] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11705091/
[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459575/
[7] https://www.webmd.com/beauty/can-i-use-aloe-vera-gel-as-a-moisturizer
[8] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31777026/


  • Mayra

    When our bodies are under stress, we produce cortisol, which can lead to inflammation and other skin problems. Adaptogens like ashwagandha, ginseng, and holy basil can help to regulate cortisol levels and promote a more balanced, healthy complexion.

  • Errin

    adaptogens can help regulate sebum production, making them beneficial for those with oily or acne-prone skin. I’m loving these ingredients in Nina’s Pure joy products.

  • Reba

    Quality ingredients are key for skin care. I find these in your natural soap. Glad to see the benefits!

  • Joy

    Adaptogens helping skin hydration and elasticity is enough of a reason to use them. Who doesn’t want younger looking skin? Great information Nina!

  • Nicole

    It’s interesting that I just recently heard the word adaptogen, and now it’s really starting to get the attention it deserves! These plants and herbs are so helpful, and smell fantastic.

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