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 and relieve inflammation.
They can be really useful in helping to soothe symptoms such as rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
Yesterday I looked at herbs for skin types; today I’d like to focus on these benefits in much greater detail.
HERBS FOR THE SKIN
Aloe Vera: Applied topically it has a wonderful soothing effect on the skin, it is both an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory.
Comfrey: This is one of our favourite herbs for the skin, 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, I 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 helping to build 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 taking a read.
Olive leaf extract: This extract is one of those all-round useful herbs for the skin, helping to clear breakouts and skin eruptions.
This extract is also extremely healing, helping to repair sun damage and soothing a stressed out skin.
Here at the Naked chemist, the aim is to harness the richness and diversity of New Zealand’s natural botanical habitat. I have really managed to fully achieve this with Naturelene treatment balm, delivering healing energy below the skins surface, to anywhere that needs it.