By Kavya Singh
You can tell a lot about a man from the contents of his bathroom shelf and if yours boasts of Black Pepper and Bergamot, you will not just reap the benefits of these wonder ingredients but also get known for your great grooming choices.
or ‘sour orange’ is widely known for its fragrance and flavouring, but what is lesser known, is its powerhouse of benefits. A cold-pressed oil of this fruit works wonders when used in grooming products.
From Roman bathhouses to current day Ayurvedic treatments, Black Pepper
has been used not just as a spice but also as a skin and beauty ingredient. Black peppercorn oil has some amazing properties that heals wounds, prevents breakouts and controls skin infections.
1) Power of anti-oxidants
Your skin takes a beating when you stay outdoors for long hours, exposed to pollution, dust and grime. Free radicals (charged chemical particles) caused by pollution are a major reason for premature ageing and wrinkles. The oil of black peppercorn is loaded with anti-oxidants that cleanses skin thoroughly and fights free radicals, thus preventing premature fine lines or pigmentation.
2) Reducing stress and anxiety
Bergamot oil is commonly used in aromatherapy to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue. After a hard day’s work, showering with a bergamot oil based body cleanser will wash away your fatigue, leaving you refreshed and feeling alive.
3) Healing benefits
Both, bergamot and black peppercorn oils have powerful anti-bacterial, analgesic, and anti-septic properties. These help in healing sores, soothing skin rashes and preventing bacterial and fungal infections.
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4) Restorative nutrients
Along with detoxifying your skin, black pepper is also a great scrub, with deep cleansing and exfoliating properties. Packed with nutrients, a body-wash with black pepper oil will restore your skin’s moisture, making it soft and supple.
5) Unmistakably masculine
Bergamot is famous for its alluring fragrance and its oil is a popular top note in many perfumes. Bergamot’s fresh citrusy scents combined with the strong, spicy undertones of black pepper will make you smell uber masculine and heavenly.