Which benefits do you get from using herbal beauty products? Totally natural skincare is skin-friendly, containing no chemicals, additives or synthetic preservatives, but pure minerals
and vitamins that keep your skin healthy. Some are cruelty-free. So if you are respect your skin and nature, save money and effective results....switching to herbal is your first choice!
Some of the herbal ingredients in beauty products are green tea, chamomile and rosemary.
Aloe Vera soothes and heals, it moisturizes dry cracked lips and it is often used in lip balms. Other herbal ingredients found in lip balms are apricot, beeswax, castor oil and jojoba oil amongst others.
Herbal shampoos and conditioners are gentler, safer and deprived of SLS (Sodium lauryl sulfate) which are used in industrial products and contribute to hair loss. Many hair care products contain aloe vera, chamomile, coconut oil and sage. These ingredients are effective for dry and damaged hair and prevent dandruff.
Natural herbal beauty products like moisturizers containing botanical ingredients are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, humectants and emollients are free from artificial fragrances.
The following herbs offer specific benefits to your skin, hair and body. Checking out the label is the second wisest choice to guarantee your safety!
The use of the herbs for beauty dates back to the ancient cultures such as the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese and the Native Americans, going back to 5,000 years. In fact the Egyptians wrote over 700 herbal medicine recipes. Ancient people used herbs in all forms - leaves, seeds or stems on their hair, face and all over their body, drank herbal drinks and applied herb oils for different uses.
Herbs are used either for their natural healing properties or for their aroma.
Herbs have been re-introduced again and used in beauty products. You can make your own herbal beauty products using herbs in fresh or dried form. Specific herbal supplements are designed for our skin, hair and body necessities. The herbs’ main purposes are to purify external and internal toxins, supplement our mineral intake, making our skin look more radiant and helping it regenerate itself.
Here are some popular herbs used in beauty products and their uses:
Chandan (Sandalwood) can be taken orally or applied externally in various forms like oil, stick, powder and paste. It has an aromatic essence and soothes various skin ailments and allergies. Chandan herbal face packs and scrubs deep cleanse our skin leaving a healthy glow after.
Chandan comes very useful on hot summer days as a cooling agent.
This herb has many uses. It cleanses the skin, removes odour, treat acne, psoriasis and eczema and also hair problems like dandruff. The most common forms of this herb are powder, oil and pills. If you want your skin to look shimmery you are better at crushing or ground its leaves and drink these with water. Neem oil is an essential to cleanse hair and nourish it.
Other than its culinary uses, rosemary has its uses in skin, scalp and hair care. This herb’s properties are refreshing. Rosemary oil is used for scalp massage preventing premature hair loss. Rosemary is used to nourish our hair. You can find extracts of rosemary in fragrances and soaps.
This herb is more commonly known and used. Chamomile’s use is in skin, eye and hair care. Chamomile oil is used to treat acne and similar skin diseases. This herb is anti-oxidant meaning it combats free radicals as well as anti-inflammatory.
Aloe Vera has both internal and external uses. It heals skin irritations and scars. Mainly it has soothing and healing properties. It is also used as anti-hair loss. It is approved by the FDA.
Turmeric (from the Curry family) is an important ingredient for glowing, bright skin. Turmeric face masks are popular and a skin-friendly anti-bacterial treatment. Turmeric pastes(mixed with yogurt for oily skin or olive/almond oil for dry skin) have the ability to cure pigmentation (brown spots), maintain the pH factor and can be applied all over the body.
Apart being famous on Italian pizzas it has healing properties to treat acne scars and blackheads. Another property of the basil herb is antibacterial.
Who regulates herbal beauty products?
FDA does not regulate herbal beauty products as much it does not regulate other beauty products or cosmetics.
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