Why Is It Referred To As “Plant Botox”?
Hibiscus extracts may be referred to as “plant Botox.” However, it does work in the same way as actual Botox.
“Botox” is a variation and trade name of the neurotoxin, botulinum toxin. It is injected below the surface of your skin, into your muscles and works by blocking the nerve impulses being sent into your muscles, causing them to relax. As a result, your facial expressions soften and it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
How does Hibiscus work as plant botox ?
In between our skin and our muscles, there is a very elastic tissue, called connective tissue. And one of its primary functions is to keep that muscle joined to the skin. This means that connective tissue allows for our skin to move with our muscles. So, as we tighten a muscle, the skin tightens with it. And as we relax a muscle, so will the skin.
As we age, our skin starts to loosen, sag and wrinkle. This is because the connective tissue holding our skin to our muscles starts to lose its elasticity. Hibiscus is able slow down and prevent this process. As it can block the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of your connective tissue altogether. The reason as to why it is referred to as “plant botox” is because the results from the treatment are usually instant and you can see a significant visual improvement.