Recent advances enable dermatologists to treat different types of childhood and adult skin conditions that could not be treated before. While dermatologists can now perfect skin for men and women of almost all ages, it is still important for us to know the natural ways of intervening for different skin problems, as these ways are safer than the advanced and technological ones.
Listed below are some of the herbal remedies found at home that can be used in treating skin-related conditions.
Aloe Vera is one of the most popular herbal remedies for skin. It has soothing, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help treat sunburn, psoriasis, eczema and acne by replenishing the skin’s moisture. It also lessens the visibility of stretch marks. Because it is rich in nutrients, it can heal the skin quicker and promote hair health. It also acts as a protective barrier against further damage.
How to use Aloe Vera:
Cut the base of an aloe vera leaf using scissors. Extract the gel inside with a spoon. Apply a thin layer of gel on your skin or scalp.
The extract of an arnica flower has antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties which are of benefit to those with inflammatory skin disorders. Because of its healing properties, it can be used on sunburn, minor burns, bruises, sprains, and head bumps.
How to use Arnica Flower Extract:
Add the flower’s extract to water and apply it to your skin.
Peppermint can be used for bug bites and itching, because it provides a cooling sensation that’ll give you relief. Because of its vitamins and minerals, it can also be used to promoted hair health. It can treat dandruff and hair lice.
How to use peppermint leaves:
Crush up the leaves and rub the peppermint on your skin or scalp. You could also freeze the crushed peppermint leaves into ice cubes if it is ti be used for bug bites. The coldness of the ice cubes helps in numbing the affected area and alleviates swelling.
Garlic has large amount of allicin. allicin has antifungal, anti-aging, antioxidant and skin smoothing properties. It is also known to increase antioxidant levels of the skin and body. There is also a presence of sulfur in garlic which helps prevent infections and in reduce inflammation. Thus, using garlic can help get rid of acne, spots and pimples. Garlic also has anti fungal properties, which helps you get rid of itchy athlete’s foot and eczema. It can also be used to prevent hai loss as it contains sulfur.
How to use garlic:
Cut a freshly piece of garlic and apply a pressure on it to release some juice. Rub this on the affected area. Leave it for 5 minutes and was off with cold water. Redness and swelling should be reduced within the day. This also helps in preventing acne marks on your skin.
You may also add the crushed garlic in a bath of warm water and soak your feet in it.
For hair loss prevention, just rub the garlic on your scalp while squeezing it. You may also add oil in it.
Primrose oil has an antioxidant property. It neutralizes free radicals which are caused by pollution, stress and sun exposure that are causing the skin to look weary. It makes the skin look fresh. Because primrose oil is rich in fatty acids, it can also prevent blemishes and reduce redness and itchiness.
It also prevents formation of acne by moisturizing the skin. It also lightens dark circles under the eyes which are caused by stress. It regulated the pigmentation of the skin.
How to use evening primrose oil:
Wash your skin, and then gently apply the evening primrose oil in the affected skin area. Leave it fir 10 minutes before washing it off.
Ginseng is known to be a popular ingredient in anti-aging facial moisturizers. It has the ability to boost the skin’s collagen and it can act as a whitener. But there are other skin benefits that ginseng can give you which include fighting hair loss. Ginseng facilitates proper blood circulation and oxygen absorption by the blood. Improved health helps in fighting hair loss.
Calendula has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It is used for sunburns, rashes, insect bites and other skin irritations. It is also used for cuts, wounds, for healing piercings, lacerations, bedsores and rashes.
How to use Calendula:
Infuse calendula with olive oil. Strain the herbs out of the oil. Let all the oil drip out and then squeeze the herbs to get the remaining oil out. Apply the oil to the affected area of the skin.