Grow It Yourself: SkinCare
Written By: Qamra Clarke
Do you have a green thumb?
Here’s a list of just a few plants you can grow in your home that could benefit your skin.
Most of us know chamomile for its calming affect when it's time to catch some zzz...But did you know that chamomile also has a lightning, brightening, and clarifying property at could really help your skin? Chamomile has a compound call Alpha-bisabolol which assist in skin rejuvenation.
Even fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced when the use of chamomile is added to your skin care routine.
Fighting aging? Sage with its antioxidant power can help with that. As a free radical combatant rich in vitamin A, sage can help reduce the signs of aging. As a natural astringent for oily or acne prone skin, sage can help reduce breakouts. It can even assist in improving hair growth because of its circulation boosting compounds.
Possibly a surprise to many... pimples can be fought with mint. In the mint leaf you will find salicylic acid, which helps with excessive oil produced in the hair follicles of the skin. An overproduction of this oil can lead to breakouts. Mint is anti-pruritic, meaning it can soothe and calm irritated skin.
Packed with vitamins and minerals we all know how beneficial Aloe Vera can be for the skin and the body overall. It's super hydrating, moisturizing and is anti-Inflammatory. Aloe can also help with skin cell
turnover, leaving you with a more youthful appearance.
Want to relax? Lavender can help with that. Not only can it relax your mind but your skin could actually be relaxed as well by using lavender. Lavender is in anti-inflammatory powerhouse that soothes irritation and inflamed skin, as well as help as a natural antiseptic... so if eczema or dermatitis is an issue for you considering lavender in your skincare routine
Packed with antioxidants calendula is a beautiful flower that can help with everything from chapped lips to fighting lines in your skin and signs of aging. Calendula can plump up your skin through hydration and circulation as well as prevent inflammation. It can help with wound healing and many other skin problems
Thyme is not just for cooking with, it can help fight acne due to is antibacterial property. Mixing thyme with a cosmetic clay like bentonite can really build a powerful mask to help you achieve a smoother blemish free complexion
Known to moisturize the skin as well as develop collagen and fight free radicals, rosemary is extremely rich in nutrients that protect the skin from external damage, some caused by over-exposure of uv rays. It's also great for building up skin elasticity as you age.
If you find this interesting please do your own research on plants that can benefit some of your skin problems and consider growing it yourself at your home... in your space... for yourself.
Love your skin.
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