Do you suffer from sensitive skin conditions?
Maybe you’re looking for something to take the fire out of the itch.
Then botanical herbs for the skin, may just become your new best friend.
There are a number of soothing herbs, that have a real affinity with the skin, that can help to relieve inflammation such as Rosacea, Psoriasis, Eczema and Dermatitis.
Yesterday we looked at herbs for skin types, today lets have a look at those benefits in more details.
Herbs for the Skin
Aloe Vera: Applied topically, Aloe has a wonderful soothing effect on the skin.
It works well as both an anti irritant, and anti inflammatory.
Comfrey: This is one of our favourite herbs for the skin here at The Naked Chemist, simply because it has so many skin loving benefits.
It has a high mucilage content, making it a wonderful moisturising ingredient.
It also contains an important compound called allantoin, which helps with cellular rejuvenation,
Making it a useful ingredient, when treating wounds and reducing new scar tissue.
Cucumber: Although not exactly a herb, we believe this ingredient deserves a special mention.
This is because Cucumber is the perfect antidote for sun burnt and stressed out skin.
Cucumber also contains a compound known as Silica, an important compound for building healthy connective tissue.
German Chamomile: This is another wonder herb for the skin.
Chamomile has many important components including the chemical compound chamazulene, which naturally helps to reduce inflammation.
With its powerful aroma and beautiful deep blue colour, it is widely used as a topical application for red skin problems, including rashes, insect bites, burns and eczema.
To find out more about the healing properties of this interesting herb, the article benefits of chamomile is worth reading.
Olive leaf extract: This extract is one of those really useful herbs for the skin, helping to clear breakouts and skin eruptions.
This extract also helps repair sun damage and is really soothing on a stressed out skin.
Join us here tomorrow when we look at more anti inflammatory herbs for the skin.