Mother Nature has plenty of herbs and plants to help you take care of your skin. Even commercial skincare brands include plant and herb extracts in their face mask formulas to benefit the skin.
Whether you’re looking for gentle natural ingredients to mix with your regular skincare products or you’re switching to fully natural skincare, there’s a herb for every skin type and specific needs.
Keep reading to discover 7 amazing herbs to use in your skincare routine and make your own herbal facials.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory plant that can help soothe irritated skin, heal small wounds, and help reduce acne and redness. To make a turmeric herbal facial treatment, make sure to use only a small amount of fresh or powdered turmeric.
Mix it with honey, yogurt, milk, apple cider vinegar, or finely ground oat flour. Use once a week for the best results.
Chamomile is one of the best natural ingredients for sensitive skin prone to irritations, redness, and inflammation. You can add chamomile essential oil to face masks, use chamomile tea bags to reduce dark circles, or soak fresh florets in warm water and honey and apply them on your face.
Chamomile has antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties and it’s gentle enough to soothe even the most sensitive skin.
Calendula is a popular skin-calming herb that can heal surface wounds, soothe irritation, and relieve rashes. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, which is why it’s used in many baby skincare products and sensitive skin products.
Calendula is also great for soothing redness, reducing under-eye bags and dark circles, and healing skin injuries. Mix calendula essential oil with yogurt, honey, aloe vera, green clay, and apple cider vinegar.
Witch hazel is among the most popular herbal choices for natural skincare. It usually comes as a face tonic, so you can add it to DIY face masks and treatments. Witch hazel has powerful anti-inflammation and antioxidant properties and helps your skin stay elastic and keep its natural glow.
Rose petals have a special purpose in DIY herbal skincare. You can soak them in pure rose water and apply all over your face. You can also boil the rose petals and use the water to mix with honey, yogurt, lemon juice, or milk. You can also soak them in your favorite face mask and use them to apply to critical areas.
Fresh lavender essential oil is a great herbal ingredient in face masks, though it’s very potent for everyday use. The sweet, calming scent of lavender can help soothe inflammation, help heal minor skin injuries like scratches and burns, and help reduce acne and eczema.
Use lavender essential oil in combination with honey, kaolin or bentonite clay, and apple cider vinegar to make a face mask.
Fresh Aloe Vera gel is one of the most popular skin-soothing natural ingredients. You can use it to heal burns, cuts, and scratches, or as an ingredient in homemade face masks. Mix it with honey for a homemade face mask or apply the gel directly on your face.
Make Your Own At-Home Herbal Facials Using These Powerful Plants
Whether you want to save money on skincare or try a more natural skincare routine, these herbal facials will give your skin a healthy, radiant glow.
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