Neem tree has since long been used to treat various skin ailments like acne, blemishes, pimples etc. Traditional medicine systems like ayurveda and unani have been using neem and its parts to cure different skin problems. In the current scenario, neem and its parts are being extensively used in raw form and as extracts to manufacture quality skin care products; they are exported to countries like US, UK, Australia. Though initially India, Burma and other countries were using neem on a large scale to manufacture natural or herbal goods, but of late, countries like Brazil are also cultivating the magical tree on a large scale to use them in skin care products.
A small patch test is generally recommended by manufacturers, as the active ingredients in the products might react; neem products however have no side effects and are safe to use.
Neem Leaf Extracts: These concentrated extracts have rejuvenating and detoxifying effects on the skin; leaf extracts help to purify the skin, remove blemishes and prevent pimples and acne.
Neem Oil: is being used to manufacture moisturizing lotions, skin creams, medicated acne creams and lotions. Topical application is extremely effective in treating almost all skin related problems; it moisturizes and smoothens the skin.