Neem can be used in skin and hair care — it may assist with soothing dryness, repairing damage, removing bacteria, eliminating head and body lice and nourishing the scalp. It is a natural insect repellent, emollient and moisturizer that may enhance elasticity, smooth wrinkles and stimulate collagen production. Neem is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, astringent, regulating and pediculicidal. In skincare, it is known to assist with psoriasis, acne, eczema, scabies, warts, herpes, ringworm, lice and shingles. In plant care, neem is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-parasitic. It may be useful in eliminating acne-causing bacteria.