Herbal Skin Care

Skin care is not a new topic, it has been in practice from a very long time, when herbal skin care was the only way for taking care of the skin. And when there were no branded skin care products available in the market, herbal products were the only source. In today’s world, herbal skin care products has transformed in a big way, and these have been replaced by synthetic and chemical based products. The recipes that were used in herbal skin care products are not very popular today and even many people are not aware about this. The reason for this transformation of herbal skin care products to synthetic and chemical based products can be probably because of two things- people are very lazy today and the commercialisation of skin care products. Even herbal skin care products have been commercialised these days. But these products have to be mixed with preservatives so that the shelf life of herbal products are increased but use of preservatives makes them less effective as compared to the fresh ones made at home. It is a sign that things are changing fast and people are now opting for natural and herbal skin care products. But still, no one wants to make them at home and that is the reason the market of herbal products is rising a lot.


So what are these herbs or herbal skin care mechanism ?


Aloe vera, that is an extract from Aloe plant is one of the best examples of herbal skin care products. Aloe vera that is extracted freshly is a natural hydrant that can help in smoothing your skin. It also helps in curing cuts and treating sun burns.


There are many herbs that are known to possess cleansing properties. Dandelion, chamomile, lime flower and rosemary herbs, these are some few examples of such cleansers. Their herbal skin care properties increases when they are combined with other herbs like tea.


Antiseptics are another important part of herbal skin care. Lavender, marigold, thyme and fennel are some good examples of herbs that are popular for antiseptic properties. Lavender water and rose water also form good toners.


Tea plays an important role in herbal skin care, extracts of tea are used for the treatment of skin that has been damaged by the radiation of UV.


Oils that are made from herbal extracts are another type of herbal skin care. Tea tree oil, lavender oil, borage oil and primrose oil are some of the popular oils that are used in herbal skin care. Some fruit oils  that are extracted from fruit like banana, apple and melon are also used to make skin care products.


Homeopathic treatments and aromatherapies comes also under herbal skin care remedies. Herbal skin care product is not only beneficial for the daily nourishment of the skin but it also treats the skin disorders like eczema. The best thing about herbal skin care products is that most of them do not have any side effects and this can be the most important reason fro selecting them over chemical and synthetic based products. Many skin care products can be prepared easily at home and anyone can make them. However it does not mean that you should totally stop using products that are available in the market because some of the skin disorders are cured by them only.


Herbal products can be very good for some remedies, but the thing is that people blindly trust any product that is labelled as herbal or organic. It doesn’t mean organic and herbal is bad, it is very good and be beneficial but you should research about any new product that you are consuming, its the matter of your body and you can not afford to take a chance. Hence make it a point that you should not get attracted to a product if its labelled as organic and herbal.