Herbal Skincare

Skincare is not a topic of recent times.

It has been in practice since ancient times, when herbal skincare was probably the only way to take care of skin.

However, skincare has transformed in a big way.

Herbal skincare routines have been replaced by synthetic or chemical-based skin care routines.

The herbal skincare recipes which once used to be common place are not so popular today and even unknown to a large population.

This transformation from herbal skin care to synthetic, can probably be attributed to 3 things; our laziness, fast pace of lives and the commercialization of skin care.

Even herbal skincare products have been commercialized.

These commercial herbal skincare products need to be mixed with preservatives in order to increase their shelf-life, hence making them less effective than the fresh ones made at home.

However, it seems that things are changing fast and more people are now opting for natural and herbal skincare routines.

But still, none want to make them at home and hence the commercial market of herbal skincare products is on the rise.

So What Are These Herbs Or Herbal Skincare Mechanisms?

Aloe vera, which is an extract from Aloe plant, is one of the best examples of herbal skincare product.

Freshly extracted aloe vera is a natural hydrant that helps in soothing skin.

It also helps in healing cuts and treating sun burns.

A number of herbs are known to possess cleansing properties.

Dandelion, chamomile, lime flowers and rosemary herbs, are a few examples of such cleansers.

Their herbal skin care properties get invoked when they are combined with other herbs like tea.

Antiseptics are another important part of Herbal skincare.

Lavender, marigold, thyme and fennel are good examples of herbs that are known to possess antiseptic properties.

Lavender water and rose water also form good toners.

Tea plays an important part in herbal skincare.

Tea extracts are used for treatment of skin that has been damaged by UV radiation.

Oils prepared from herbal extracts present another means of herbal skin care.

Tea tree oil, Lavender oil, borage oil and primrose oil are some popular oils used in herbal skincare.

Some fruit oils such as extracts from fruits like banana, apple and melon are used in shower gels as a hydrating mix.

Homeopathic treatments and aromatherapies also come under the umbrella of herbal skin care remedies.

Herbal skincare is good not only for the routine nourishing of skin but also for treatment of skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis.

Most herbal skincare products do not have any side effects.

The is the most important reason for most women preferring them over synthetic products.

Moreover, herbal skincare products can be easily made at home, hence making them even more attractive.

So, herbal skincare is the way to go.

However, this does not mean that you totally discard the synthetic products.

Some people go to the extent of debating with their dermatologist, if she suggests a synthetic product.

You should accept the fact that some skin orders might need usage of clinically proven non-herbal skincare products.

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Author: Katherine McDolly

Besides blog author, Katherine McDolly is also a full-time certified nutritionist and beautician in women health products

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