Herbs That Will Make Your Skin Glow
It is high time that people stopped equating fair complexionasthe only indicator of beauty. In fact,the definition of beauty in this age is glowing skin along with an equally radiant personality.
A healthy, dewy skin is sometimes naturally endowed to some people owing to their genes.
Hence, they don’t really have to struggle to retain that healthy glow on their face all day long. However, for those who are not genetically gifted, a glowing skin can be acquired through a little bit of effort and good habits.
These days, chemical laden, synthetic, artificial cosmetics and beauty creams are abundantly available in every supermarket and cosmetic store. But being better informed, thanks to the internet, more and more people are opting for natural creams or herbal treatments for their skins.
Years’ old herbs are finally proving to provide healthy, supple and radiant skin without any added harmful reactions to chemicals. An easy way is to drink herbs in the form of flavorful herbal teas, such as breathe deep tea and several others.
A healthy skin, undoubtedly, radiates confidence and if you too want to flaunt such unparalleled confidence, it’s about time you tried some herbal remedies, some of which are as follows;
- Amiraculous natural herb that has healing, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties,chamomile is extracted from a daisy-like plant and is available as flower heads, extracts, essential oils, creams and tea bags.
- Tea bags are the most common form of chamomile found widely in grocery stores.The active ingredient found in chamomile tea is known as alpha-bisabolol and has anti-irritant and anti-inflammation properties. This compound helps in reducing lines and wrinkles and quickens the healing process of damaged or burnt skin. It also works wonders for acne prone, dry and inflamed skin.
- The tea bags can be used as it is, or they can be infused in water which can later be used in baths to provide healthier skin.What’s more, chamomile tea infusion can also be mixed with herbal green tea to lose weight and achieve glowing skin.
2. Witch Hazel
- Although it’s a relatively unfamiliar herb, millions of people who have used it swear by its skin benefits.
- Made from the leaves and bark of a North American witch hazel shrub,Witch hazelhas anti-inflammatory properties,which makes it a great remedy for treating acne.
- Furthermore, it is also known to stop any cell damage which helps in preventing skin cancer. It reduces excess sebum from the face as well without drying out the skin. Additionally, witch hazel can be used as an astringent to tighten the skin and also visibly reduces under eye circles.
- Witch hazel is found in many anti-aging creams, shaving creams and even bug repellents! All in all, this herb is nature’s gift and if used in its natural form, it can effectively give us a glowing, acne free and well hydrated skin.
3. Aloe Vera
- Who isn’t aware of the many benefits of Aloe Vera!Be it skin or hair, Aloe Vera replenishes the beauty of both. Aloe Vera gel, which can be extracted directly from its leaves, is applied directly to the face or hair.
- Often found in face washes, creams, shampoos and conditioners, Aloe Vera is great for inflamed or damaged skin that results from burns and cuts as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also rich in Vitamin C and E, both of which are integral vitamins for healthy skin.
- Hence, if you want gorgeous looking skin and healthy hair, plant Aloe Vera in your kitchen garden or head to a nearby store or perhaps a greenhouse for an Aloe Vera plant. The best thing about Aloe Vera is that it is common and easy to maintain.
- Calendula is a garden plant and one of the best herbs foreczema treatment. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of calendula make it great for treating wounds, burns and cuts.
- It also helps to lighten acne marks leaving behind clear and healthy skin.Moreover, the flavonoid, glycosides and phenolic acids found in calendula are great for reducing fine lines below the eyes as well as crow’s feet.
- Although lavender tea and oils are generally associated with relaxation, lavender is an ideal herb for the skin as well. Rich in linalool that prevents tissue degeneration, wrinkles and fine lines, lavender tightens the skin and makes it appear, supple, younger and healthier.
- Moreover, it also promotes the growth of new skin cells due to the presence of cytophylactic properties.
- A miraculous spice used in Indian recipes as well as herbal remedies, turmeric is one of the most popular herbs on the planet known for its healing properties. Usually mixed with common kitchen ingredients like milk, honey, lemon, yogurt, etc., turmeric can be used to make an effective face mask.
- Turmeric is also widely used to decrease skin tan, stretch marks, acne marks, and blackheads. The anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric fight blemishes and scars, leaving behind a glowing skin that you will be in awe of.
- Moreover, turmeric tea is also tremendously beneficial for improving your skin and weight loss. The daily consumption of turmeric tea can effectively enhance the metabolic system as well as impassively reduce fats.
- Popularly known as kesar, saffron is an expensive yet effective way to achieve glowing skin. Mixed with other beneficial ingredients, it is used in face packs since ancient times.
- With its purifying properties that lighten the skin, regular use of saffron brings out a more radiant-looking skin and also improves its texture to a great extent.
- Saffron should ideally be used in its pure stringy form, albeit sparingly, due to its high price. However, if you still find it to be too expensive, try to find herbal creams with saffron as an active ingredient.
- Many more herbs such as cilantro, bay leaf, and thyme can also be used to get the glowing skin you have always desired. Basically, the point is to use natural, chemical-free herbs that we have been endowed by Mother Nature and refrain from chemical creams.
- Herbs are infused naturally with all the requirements needed by our skin, body, hair, etc. We just need to try them out and wait patiently for results!
Audrey Throne is a mother of a 2-year old and a professional blogger by choice. Throne is passionate about health, technology and management and blogs frequently on these topics.
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