tiger nuts for anti aging skincare

First things first, these nuts have nothing to do with a beast’s gonads, so if that’s where your mind was headed, stop right there! While tiger nuts have very recently gone mainstream for their beauty benefits, you may have heard of them by their alternate names at some point—chufa sedge, nut grass, yellow nutsedge, tiger nut sedge, or earth almond. No? Well, it’s time we got you acquainted with the latest anti-aging ingredient that’s creating quite the stir.

Your Skin Loves Tiger Nuts
While it is the derivative of a poisonous plant, the nuts are actually tubers. They grow underground and are safe to consume (even raw). They are a tad tough and need to be soaked in water to improve the texture and make them more palatable. That said, they are versatile and can be prepped in a host of ways—raw, roasted, dried, baked. Now, here’s why the make for such great anti-aging agents:

  • These African nuts are rich in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamins C and E, which together improve blood circulation, temper scars and sun damage, have a brightening effect on your complexion, and can enhance the elasticity of the skin.
  • The unsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid and linoleic acid (omega 3 and 6) improve the texture of the skin from within. This reduces inflammation, creates a firmer appearance, makes your skin more resilient, and helps it bounce back from environmental damage, breakouts, and even deformation.
  • They are rich in vitamin B1, which helps maintain equilibrium of the nervous system, in turn making your body adapt better to stress. Needless to say, stress and lack of sleep are among the primary causes of premature skin aging.

If some tried-and-tested endorsement is what you’re looking for, know that Lindsay Lohan has taken to the anti-aging ingredient and is urging her fans to do the same.

On an unrelated note, men should totally consider loading up on tiger nuts because they improve fertility, increase stamina, and help build strength and muscles.

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