Herbal Skin Care

Herbal skin care has been used by women for caring for their skin for many, many years and, in the past, most of the products that were used were completly herbal.

herbal skin care

Herbal Skincare Products

Women foraged, tested and tried different things to see what results they produced.

In effect what we know now is all down to them as their knowledge has been passed down through generations. Skincare products have advanced greatly since then and many of the products used were and still are chemical based. Herbal skin care was rarely heard about.

Mankind today has become rather blasé about skin care products and tends to go for the most convenient, regardless of cost or other factors. Let's face it; there are plenty of products available on the shelves of our shops. Commercially prepared products have dominated the market for many years.

However, even herbal products have now been commercialized and people are becoming more aware of the need to use more natural products. As people are more environmentally aware and tending towards using organic products a whole new trend is happening and herbal skin products are just a part of it.

Which Herbs Are Used?

Aloe Vera cosmetics are very common products which consist of the Aloe Vera plant. The gel is contained within the long, spiky leaves. Aloe Vera is excellent for soothing sore skin and for moisturizing skin so it makes an excellent after-sun balm.

It has fantastic healing qualities, both inside and out of your body so can be used for cuts and burns and it can also be taken as a drink for internal problems. It is often consumed to help regulate the symptoms and alleviate the pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome.

  • Dandelion, chamomile and rosemary are all used as cleansers and they are often combined with other products for this reason when being prepared as commercially produced herbal skin care treatments.
  • Marigold, lavender, fennel and thyme are all herbs that are famed for their antiseptic qualities. Lavender water as well as rose water are good astringents.
  • Tea is used a lot in herbal skin care and it is often combined with other natural products. When skin has been damaged by ultra violet rays, it is often treated with tea extracts.
  • Oils which have been removed from herbs are very often used in herbal skin care. Tea tree oil is very popular and it is also used to deter head lice. Some fruit oils are used in shampoos and shower gels. These are refreshing and invigorating.

Most of these herbal products have no side effects and cause few allergic reactions. They are therefore safe to use and are becoming increasingly popular nowadays, when people are highly interested in everything organic.

Homeopathic Treatments and Aromatherapies are actually Natural, Herbal Remedies

It is also possible to prepare your own herbal skin care recipes at home, so this will work out much cheaper than buying commercially prepared ones. Use of these natural herbal skin care recipes can only be good for you skin just as nature provided and intended them to be.

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Published August 18, 2011

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