Healthy, glowing, beautiful skin attracts everyone and everyone dreams of perfect skin. If you really want to make your skin perfect go for herbs. Why? because they are anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, antifungal, natural antioxidants, antiseptics-antimicrobials, antiviral and many more.
As you know, herbs are plants used for food, flavoring, medicine, or perfume. Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, and in some cases spiritual usage. In India, the Ayurveda medicinal system is based on herbs.
When you use herbs on your skin, your skin heals, rejuvenates, and moisturizes. Herbs also restore your natural beauty.
For healthy skin- Best Herbs
For healthy and gorgeous skin apply fresh juice of aloe vera. It is one of the most popular herbs. Aloe vera is commonly applied in the form of gel. Women use aloe vera gel prior to applying make-up to keep skin moisturized while men often apply to skin after shaving to rehydrate and treat small cuts. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce pimple size while its anti-microbial properties kill bacteria. Aloe vera is slimy and mucoid by nature and cold in action, and that’s why its application results in fairness and loss of blemishes. Aloe vera is also rich in Vitamin C and E.
Products made from neem trees have been used in India for over two millennia for their medicinal properties. As an ayurvedic herb, neem is also used in baths. Its fruits and seeds are the source of neem oil. Neem gum is a rich source of protein. Neem products are antihelmenthic,antifungal, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antiviral, contraceptive and sedative.It is considered a major component in siddha medicine and Ayurvedic and Unani medicine and is particularly prescribed for skin diseases. Neem oil is also used for healthy hair, to improve liver function, detoxify the blood, and balance blood sugar levels. Neem leaves have also been used to treat skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, etc.
Turmeric has amazing skin benefits. Turmeric not only helps to alleviate health issues but its anti-inflammatory powers are used to reduce the signs of aging, exfoliate dead skin, clear the skin and ease eczema. Due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties turmeric is effective in the treatment of Acne. Turmeric can help lighten stretch marks. For this purpose, apply a mixture of besan (gram flour) and turmeric with yoghurt/raw milk/ water on the stretch marks.
Turmeric can provide quick relief in case of burns, thanks to its antiseptic properties. You can apply a mixture of turmeric and aloe vera gel on the burn and experience the wound heal in no time. To remove skin tanning and pigmentation, apply a mixture of turmeric powder and lemon or cucumber juice on the affected area for 20-30 minutes and wash off with plain water.
Sandalwood is simple, affordable and easy to use natural home remedy for your skin. It is effective in soaking excess oil and sebum from the skin. Sandalwood paste is one of the best clear skin remedies for sunburns and skin tanning. The toning effect of sandalwood helps in shrinking skin pores that provides an even skin texture and prevents sagging and aging skin. Sandalwood softens your skin, helpful in pimple and acne treatment, and also clears your complexion. Mix 1 tbsp of sandalwood powder with ½ tbsp of turmeric powder and 1 tbsp of rose water. Make a paste. Apply a coat of this paste on your face and keep for about 20 minutes and then wash it off with water. By doing this, you can reduce your pimples and also you can feel your skin happy.
For centuries roses have been included in cosmetics, medicines and therapeutic treatments. Rose essential oil has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, helps in the ailments of abrasions, burns and skin conditions. On the other hand rose water is also beneficial for health and beauty. Rose water, rose distillate, rose essential oil or rosehip seed oil helps rejuvenate and replenish skin.
Saffron or Kesar is an expensive herb, but its unique color, flavor and other medicinal properties make it famous all over the world. Saffron possesses beauty benefits too. Apply saffron on your skin makes your skin radiant and fairer.
Mix 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder, 2 to 3 strands of saffron and 2 spoons of milk. Wash your face and wipe with a cloth before applying this face mask. Apply it while your face is still wet. Massage your skin thoroughly in a circular motion. Allow it to dry for 20 minutes and rinse off. This mask should be applied once a week for maximum results.