Beauty worry: Dry, inflamed skin, prone to roughness
Solution: Winter cherry
Why: Winter cherry or ashwagandha as it is popularly known in Ayurveda is a small shrub that produces small edible berries. The leaf, the root, and the fruits are all used to treat various skin and body related ailments. It is rich in antioxidants, so prevents the daily oxidative skin damage caused by the free radicals. It also has anti-inflammatory, and skin calming properties that heals skin redness, and rosacea. It protects the skin from external pollutants, and encourages wound healing by improving the blood flow to the skin. This means that small fissures in the skin caused by excessive dryness can be repaired by the compounds in winter cherry. Since it has calming and anti-bacterial properties, ashwagandha can prevent acne breakout as well.