Friday, 19 December 2014

Natural Herbal Skin Care Tips

Herbal treatment is very common among men and women. Herbs for Hormonal Imbalances and Detoxing Herbal remedies used for skin conditions are usually a combination of liver (hepatic) and blood (alternatives) purifying herbs, and glandular and hormone balancing herbs. However, skin care has transformed in a big way. If you want a glowing and fresh skin you have to look carefully around yourself. Here are some of the most commonly used herbal plants that are the most beneficial for skin care.

Natural Herbal Skin Care Tips

1 . Aloe Vera

Extracted from the leaves of Aloe plant, it is one of the greatest products for herbal skin care. Fresh Aloe Vera acts as a natural hydrant and helps in soothing the skin. It is also very effective in treating sun burns as well as in healing cuts.

2 . Burdock Seed And Root

Burdock seed and root is another of our weedy friends. Growing up, we always called it “elephant ears” because the leaves are huge and wrinkled like an elephant. The root is highly regarded for healing acne, as a detoxifier, drawing out impurities and dirt and it has slight anti-microbial properties. Burdock seed is specific for healing eczema and dry, flaky, crusty scalp (like cradle cap). As an oil, it makes a lustrous hair and skin smoother. Both the seed and root can be used as a fresh wash, poultice and made into a vinegar-based toner.

3 . Cucumber Juice And Milk

For dull and dark skin a home remedy is: mix cucumber juice and milk, apply it on your skin with the help of cotton. After 15 minutes wash your face with soap. It will be better if you perform this procedure at night.

4 . German Chamomile

German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is anti-inflammatory herb and may offer help for people with inflammatory skin conditions. A chamomile-containing cream was shown to be mildly superior to a steroid cream in people with eczema. If psychological stress makes your skin flare up, consider drinking chamomile tea, which has a gently relaxing effect. Know that, if you’re allergic to ragweed, you may also be allergic to chamomile (which is a in the same plant family).

5 . Calendula

Calendula (Marigold) Calendula has been used for centuries to heal inflammation of the skin, whether it be due to infection or physical damage. Calendula is used for skin irritations and minor burns. It is great both internally and externally. Calendula is anti-fungal, making it great for healing acne wounds and rosacea.

6 . Neem

Neem may help treat irritating skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema as well as dandruff. As a natural antibiotic, neem is useful for a number of skin treatments. The herb produces a strong smell much like garlic, so individuals may decide to use the herb only in the privacy that belongs to them home.

7 . Dandelion, Chamomile, Lime Flowers And Herbs

Dandelion, chamomile, lime flowers and herbs, and rosemary are famous for their cleansing properties. Their potential is further enhanced when they are combined with other herbs, such as tea.

8 . Comfrey

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) contains allantoin, a chemical that protects the skin and promotes new skin cell growth. Purified allantoin can be found in some commercial lotions. It’s said to help ‘knit’ cells back together after a laceration or abrasion. Comfrey recommended for external use only because it contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, chemicals which, in large amounts, can damage the liver. These chemicals are higher in the roots and young leaves, and lowest in mature leaves. Both the leaves and roots can be used to make salves. Moistened leaves can be applied directly to the skin as a poultice.

Comfrey leaves permitted to infuse with a bottle or jar of essential olive oil for about six weeks can be used to help treat dry, chapped skin, treat and soothe minor burns and skin irritations, as well as help soothe chapped lips.