Discover Medicinal Herbs For Skin Care

By the time you finish reading this, you will agree with me that medicinal herbs for skin care, are not merely products to turn a blind eye on.

Every culture has a history of medicinal herbs used as medicine, spices or cosmetics. Although use of medicinal herbal products has declined in our modern societies in favor of synthetic toxic products, medicinal herbs for skin care remain a valuable asset. Medicinal herbs have a variety of useful properties. They soften, soothe, stimulate, moisten and rejuvenate the epidermis.

Medicinal herbs contain active ingredients and oils with medicinal properties and effective on the epidermis. Most of the medicinal herbs are used in many cosmetics today.

Which are the most commonly used medicinal herbs for skin care?

Shea butter is clinically proven to heal the epidermis and reduce inflammation extracted from the kernel of a nut. Traditionally the shea was used for soothing and accelerating healing of wounds.

The shea butter contains antioxidant, the vitamin E which heals the dermis and helps prevent oxidation of the butter’s essential fatty acids. Shea butter has also been shown to help with skin conditions and ailments such as dryness, eczema, dermatitis, allergies, fungal infections, blemishes, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks.

Witch hazel is a shrub grown in parts of United States. Ingredients from the shrub are extracted from leaves and bark. The ingredients used for anti inflammatory, anti itching, softening as well as emollient purposes.

Jojoba seeds contain liquid wax known as jojoba oil which is closer to the skin’s sebum. The oil has mild anti-inflammatory action beneficial in treatment of sunburns and acne.

Comfrey is a plant common in Europe and United States with healing as well as emollient properties used for topical treatment of wounds, inflammation, sprains and wounds. Comfrey produces an ingredient known as allantoin which possesses astringent effects and is also a demulcent with anti inflammatory properties.

Babassu wax and has been used for centuries to soothe the epidermis. Babassu is a light; natural wax made from Babassu oil, from the kernel of the fruit of the Babassu palm. It has proven benefits for itchy, eczema, dry and inflamed epidermis. Babassu wax is used in skin care products for both oily and dry complexions.

Nut grass root has been effective at reducing freckles and is being used in skin care products as a safe natural way to whiten the epidermis due to its ability to inhibit the formation of the skin pigment melanin. Nut grass root has also been found to have anti-aging properties for the epidermis.

Some food for thought, if you want to enjoy the benefits of the medicinal herbs for skin care, you need to choose products containing the herbal ingredients.

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