5 Natural Herbal Skin Care Tips At Home

Skin care is not a new topic or practice, it is an old treatment for ages. Out of those natural skincare, herbal (or phytotherapy) treatment is probably one of the best all natural skin care for women and men.

Natural skin care has transformed in a drastic way. The old traditional herbal skin care routines have been replaced by the newly discovered synthetic/chemical-based skin care routines.

Change of life style, change of natural herbal skincare

The only known herbal skin care homemade recipes were once used to be common practice are now least popular, and surprisingly, unknown to a large population. This transformation from natural beauty skin care tips to synthetic, can probably be attributed to two things – lifestyle change (or our laziness because everything is on the go) and the commercialization of skin care.

Even herbal skincare products have been commercialized. In order to to ensure the quality (from the time of manufacturing to the consumers’ hands) of these commercial herbal skin care products, these commercialized products have to mixed with preservatives in order to prolong their shelf-life, hence making them less effective and less natural than the fresh ones made at home.

However, it seems that things are changing fast and more people are now opting for all natural and herbal skincare routines. But still, fewer people would make them at home and hence the commercial market of herbal skin care products is on the rise.

Having a glowing and beautiful translucent skin cost you just few bucks and can be done in few minutes when you stick to the natural ingredients and or products made of no funky chemicals.

Here are five categories of natural skin care tips for women and men:

1. Aloe Vera:

aloe vera as natural herbal skincare

Aloe Vera By Wouter Hagens

Freshly extracted aloe Vera is a natural hydrant. It can be extract from Aloe plant, is one of the best herbal skin care products for all skin types. In addition to its medicinal use, it is commonly used as skin lotion, cosmetics or ointment. The soothing, moisturizing and healing properties of Aloe Vera helps in healing cuts and its anti-irritant makes it great for treating sun burns.

2. Herbs: Don’t just spice up your dishes, spice up your natural skin care routines with a number of herbs known to possess cleansing properties. Dandelion, chamomile, turmeric and rosemary, are a few good examples of herbs full of antimicrobial and antioxidants properties. Their herbal skin care properties get inoculate when they are combined with other herbs like green tea.

3. Antiseptics: are another important part of Herbal skin care. Lavender, marigold, thyme and fennel are good examples of herbs that are known to possess antiseptic properties. Lavender water and rose water has both soothing and anti-inflammatory properties make them good toners for all skin types especially sensitive skin.

4. Anti UV Radiation: believe it or not, tea plays an important part in herbal skin care. Among many variety of teas, Green tea is the best choice when used for treatment of skin that has been damaged by UV radiation.

5. Oils prepared from herbal extracts: herbal extract is another great product as skin care routine for dry skin. Tea tree oil, Lavender oil, borage oil and primrose oil are some popular oils used in herbal skin care. Some fruit oils (e.g. extracts from fruits like banana, apple and melon) find use in shower gels (as a hydrating mix)

Homeopathic treatments and aroma therapies also come under the umbrella of herbal skin care remedies.

Herbal skin care is good not only for the routine nourishing of skin but also for treatment of skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis. Most herbal skin care products don’t have any side effects (the most important reason for preferring them over synthetic products) Moreover, herbal skin care products can be easily made at home, hence making them even more attractive. So, herbal skin care is the way to go. However, this does not mean that you totally discard the synthetic products. Some people go to the extent of debating with their dermatologist, if he/she suggests a synthetic product. You should accept the fact that some skin orders might need usage of clinically proven non-herbal skin care products.

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