The skin is the largest organ on our body and acts as a shield between us and the outside world. It is also a reflection of what you feed your body and can warn us of any imbalances within. Exposing the skin to toxic chemicals from skin-care products, laundry detergents, and air pollutants can harm the skin in a variety of ways and ultimately throw off the balance of the skin’s natural microbiome. This can cause acne, hives, rashes, uneven skin tone, etc. A high stress lifestyle, toxic relationships, hormonal imbalances, and an unhealthy diet can also manifest itself as acne and other skin issues. This is why it is important to take care of your skin from the inside out.
Herbs have proven themselves to be some of our best allies. You can use dried or fresh herbs to take care of your skin internally through teas and tinctures and externally through soaps, salves, and oils.
Below are a few of our favorite herbs for natural skin care.
Gotu Kola is commonly known as pennywort, or by its scientific name centella asiatica. It helps boost the formation of collagen and skin tissue which is crucial in maintaining the skin’s elasticity and youthflow glow. Gotu Kola also helps improve blood circulation which speeds up the skin’s healing process, getting rid of pimple scars and blemishes.
Calendula is commonly known as pot marigold, or by its scientific name calendula officinalis. This herb is renowned for its gentle and skin nourishing properties. It is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial. Calendula helps speed healing and boost the skin’s collagen production. It is also beneficial for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and helps reduce acne.
Red clover is also known as wild clover, or by its scientific name trifolium pratense. This herb is concentrated in plant estrogen (also known as isoflavones) this helps improve the skin in so many ways! It stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production system, increases the skin’s thickness, and improves the skin’s moisture levels. Red clover also speeds up the body’s natural elimination process which helps to clear skin conditions such as acne by moving the waste that builds up beneath the skin’s surface.
Lemon balm is commonly known as bee balm, or by its scientific name melissa officinalis. This herb is antibacterial and an anti-inflammatory agent. Lemon balm helps reduce the swelling and reddening of the skin that is common in skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, and chicken-pox.
Red Raspberry Leaf
Red Raspberry leaf is also known as garden raspberry leaf, or by its scientific name rubus idaeus. This herb acts as a mild astringent and toner by tightening the top layers of the skin which is helpful for those suffering from acne or oily skin. The tannins in red raspberry leaves also help stimulate skin regeneration.
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