Skin care products available in the market are not only expensive, most often they are also loaded with chemicals that aren’t healthy for your skin. There are many herbs that are loaded with antioxidant, vitamins, minerals, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties and have been used for centuries for treating various skin ailments and improving skin health.
The market is full of products for every skin problem, but we are not sure what we are actually putting on our skin. Herbal skin care is a healthy and natural alternative in comparison to pricey cosmetic products to provide your skin a healthy glow and maintain healthy skin.
Herbal Treatment For Skin Care
For having healthy skin, you need to have a healthy digestive system. When your internal organs like liver and kidney work properly and free the body from toxins, it reflects on your skin. Chamomile herb can improve the appearance of your skin, both internally and externally, and is considered safe for use on skin.
It contains anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and helps in treating skin aliment like eczema, psoriasis, diaper rash and other skin infections and also heals the wounds effectively. Cool chamomile tea can be used as toner. If your skin is sensitive, dry and chapped or you have sun burn, mix few drop of chamomile essential oil with 1 tablespoon jojoba oil and apply on your skin to heal fast.
You must have seen how rose water is used in cosmetic products. Rose water is indeed very beneficial for skin care and can be used as skin toner and cleanser as it is a natural astringent and contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities. Washing your face daily can help to open the clogged pores and reduce the occurrence of pimples and blemishes. It also works as a disinfectant and prevents infection.
Rose water can also be used as mouth wash or eye wash as it has antiseptic properties. Rose water contains vitamin C and is a very effective tonic for aging skin. Adding few drops of rose water in your moisturizer can help to rehydrate and soothe the skin perfectly.
Burdock roots are effective blood purifier and diuretic in nature. They are recommended for treating boils, eczema and psoriasis.
Calendula is an excellent herb for skin care. This herb can treat dry skin, aging skin, acne prone skin, wounds, cuts and bruises. It can be called an all-rounder herb. It is available in oil, lotion and cream form. It can heal diaper rashes, eczema, acne and chapped lips.
If you have acne prone skin, try drinking a cup of calendula tea every day. It rids the body of toxins and reduces the appearance of acne. Even if your skin is sensitive, you can use calendula as it is suitable for every skin type. Try using face wash, cleanser and other beauty product containing at least 10% of calendula.
Birch leaves, due to their antiseptic properties, heal the wounds fast and are very effective in treating skin problems, even cellulite. Both its bark and leaves are used to treat inflammations of the skin and also for strengthening skin tissues. It can also be used topically as an astringent and antiseptic.
There are many other dried and fresh herbs like lavender, sage, red clover, thyme and fennel that can be used for toning, moisturizing and treating other skin problem and improve overall health and skin condition.