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October 13, 2019

Top 11 Herbs and Essential Oils for the Skin

           More and more brands are introducing products that claim to be made out of natural and chemical-free ingredients. However, one must carefully look into the ingredients section to see if the products are what they claim to be. To have healthy and glowing skin, you must use homemade, natural herbs and essential oils. The below-mentioned list talks about some of the best herbs that can be used for a variety of skincare applications and is suitable for all skin types.

 

  1. Dandelion– Dandelion is one of the best herbs when it comes to providing nourishment for the skin. Dandelion helps regulate and purify blood, liver and other digestive organs. It can be used via digestives, hand and foot baths and through the diet.

 

  1. Burdock – Burdock is another herb that improves the health of the skin. It is beneficial for scalp health, rashes, wounds and inflamed areas. It can be used in oils, skincare formulas, washes and first aid preparations.

 

  1. Calendula – It is one of the best herbs for skin care. It is used to heal the skin, in acnes, wounds cell repair and inflammation. Calendula can be infused in oils or brewed as a tea.

 

  1. Comfrey – Comfrey is most popularly known for its amazing healing properties and is often included in first-aid preparation and skincare formulas. It can be utilised as oil, tea, compress or poultice.

  1. Lavender – Lavender is one of the most common herbs and can be used in any skincare product, essential oil, carrier oil etc. It binds the other ingredients in a product and creates a more beneficial and stronger product. It can be used in oils, honey, tea, toners, creams or in any other form.

 

  1. John’s Wort– St. John’s Wort is another beneficial herb that can be infused into a carrier oil and can be used for first aid as well as skincare. It is useful for wounds, cuts, bruises, burns, pain and helps in speedy recovery. It is often used in massage oils for muscles and injuries.

 

  1. Helichrysum – Helichrysum is famous for its skin-healing and anti-ageing properties. It is expensive but very effective. It can be used as a facial toner or body spray and can also be blended into creams. It can be infused into carrier oils and as a tea for use as a wash.

 

  1. Plantain – Plantain is famous for its soothing properties and is excellent for irritations, bug bites and stings. Plantain can be incorporated into oils and can be taken internally and externally as a tea.

 

  1. Rose – Rose contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds that work great on acne-prone skin. They have excellent anti-ageing, nourishing, hydrating and toning properties. It can be incorporated at every step of skincare as oils and essence.

  1. Carrot Seed – Carrot seeds are beneficial for the liver, releasing toxins and the skin. It can be used for a variety of ailments such as eczema, acne, psoriasis etc. It also has anti-ageing properties and can be used as oils and creams.

 

  1. Marshmallow – Marshmallow works excellent for both skin and hair. It has soothing and anti-ageing properties and can be used as an oil, cream or poultice. Marshmallows provide moisture to the skin and can also be included in baby powder blends.

 

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