With the passage of time, we all suffer from sun damage, medication side effects, and other factors of aging that mess up the nice, even tone and color of the skin we enjoyed when we were young. To help us maintain our youthful look we have many skin lighteners that help us tone our skin. But they may have some side effects. But there is a natural lightning agent that provides the lightening effects to make skin smooth and glowing, without the harmful side effects: Uva Ursi, also known as bearberry.
Uva Ursi also called Arctostaphylos is a small shrub with rooting branches and small, dark, fleshy, leathery leaves and clusters of small, white or pink bell-shaped flowers that create glossy, red fruits. The plant is also called bearberry. The plant grows abundantly throughout the northern hemisphere from Asia to the US. The leaves stay green all year, with flowers blooming in the summer and then turning into bunches of red and pink berries.
Arctostaphylos or Uva-Ursi is effective for lightening age spots and evening skin tone for and uniform, bright complexion. In skin care products Uva Ursi provides a natural source of the skin lightening ingredient, hydroquinone that helps in lightening the skin pigmentation by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme responsible for the formation of melanin in the skin. The hydroquinone present in Uva Ursi is used to condense skin discoloration.
Uva Ursi is said to have anti-aging effect. It makes skin flawless and blemish free. A topical application of bear berry can help get rid of dark spots, age spots and acne scars. In fact, it can even help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Uva Ursi is considered a useful ingredient in anti-aging skin creams, lotions and serums. A topical application of bear berry can help get rid of dark spots, age spots and acne scars. The reason for this is that Uva Ursi addresses the discolored areas of the skin known as age spots. These hyper pigmented areas of the skin are a visible sign of the premature aging. Uva Ursi helps reduce the premature aging symptoms and make skin more light.
As skin ages, excessive sun exposure can result in clumping of melanin in the form of age spots, dark patches (melasma), freckles and moles. Uva Ursi is said to have positive effects in reduction of melasma, age spots and freckles by inhibiting the melanin production in skin.
It can also help reduce hair fall by strengthening the roots and making hair stronger. The Uva Ursi based products nutrients can easily be absorbed by the hair follicles and this helps to strengthen hair.
Bear Berry also contains extraordinary antioxidant properties, which destroy free radicals, thereby preventing discoloration of skin.
Uva Ursi is said to have moisturizing effects on dry and scalp skin. By topically applying the Uva Ursi based products its natural to help reduce the dry scalp skin due to sun burn.