6 Beauty Herbs

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Often we don’t really think what’s in our skincare. The surprise can be both bad and good. Here’s some of the good ingredients that might be in your beauty products.

Lavender: Must be one of my favourites, just because of that lovely scent. It’s mostly used because of it’s fragrance, but is also used as an antiseptic, analgesic and a deodorant in beauty products.

Aloe Vera: This little wonder is perfect to use for skin problems like burns, frost bite, allergic reactions, blisters, herpes and skin disorders (like psoriasis). I like to buy pure Aloe Vera gel, it’s rich in calsium, potassium, vitamin c , zinc etc. It’s proven to help the detoxification of the liver and kidneys. Aloe vera is found in almost all kind of beauty products.

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Rosemary: This herb is antioxidant, antimicrobial and antifungal, and is said to have an important role in cancer prevention. The oil from rosemary is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even acne. Also it’s often used in toothpaste to kill bad breath.

Chamomile: It’s a very soft scent, but I really like chamomile. I often use it when I’m about to get the flu or a cold. It’s super gentle, and widely used in skin creams, hair products and soaps. It fights the signs of aging and protects us against pollution and has a restorative and hydrating quality.

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Bergamot: Like the chamomile it’s used in lotions, creams and face packs. Bergamot has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and helps with skin disorders like psoriasis and acne. However, it should be used with care when exposed to the sun.

Calendula: Calendula or marigold, has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. It protects the body againts damaging effects of free radicals. It’s also great to use on infections of the skin. It’s often found in face packs, soaps and cleansers.