Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

What is Cayenne Pepper?

Cayenne Peppers are a moderately hot chili pepper used mainly to flavor dishes, but also for its health benefits. Cayenne pepper actually increases blood flow to your skin, bringing with it oxygen and many essential nutrients. Below are three skin conditions that can be treated with cayenne pepper.

  1. Acne

While there are many genetic factors involved with acne, it is also caused by our diet and lifestyle. Acne is caused by blocked skin pores that then cause backed-up bacteria to grow and cause non-inflammatory acne (whiteheads and blackheads) or inflammatory acne (papules and pustules). Cayenne pepper helps to stimulate the blood flow and open clogged pores.

  1. Poison ivy

The active ingredient in cayenne pepper, capsaicin, will help relieve the itching and dryness caused by poison ivy. The heat from the cayenne pepper will stimulate endorphins, which will ease the pain and help prevent you from scratching and spreading the oil from the poison ivy.

  1. Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that is marked by flaky, irritated skin. It often creates scaly patches that appear most often on your elbows, knees and scalp. Psoriasis is a reoccurring condition that is

 

 

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