Herbal Remedies For Healthy And Glowing Skin
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Skin is an important part and the largest organ in our body. It has a lot of functions. Skin also plays an important role in regulating body temperature. It helps to prevent dehydration and protects you from too much heat or cold. It allows your body to feel sensations such as warmth, cold, pressure, itching, and pain. So we must maintain the skin very well. Here are some of the common herbs for getting healthy and glowing skin.
Some of the herbs that are very beneficial for providing healthy, glowing skin are:
Another name of Amla, is the Indian gooseberry. It is rich in vitamin C. The presence of antioxidants in Amla makes it a great anti-aging herb. It also promotes healthy skin and reduces the signs of aging. In Ayurveda, it is recommended to tighten your skin, and also provide a healthy glow. The adaptogenic nature of Amla protects the skin from the side effects of excess stressors and pressure.
Applying or drinking Amla juice helps to cleanse your skin and reduce skin pigmentation. For smooth and radiant skin, you can mix amla powder, honey, and yogurt to make a quick face mask. Leave it on till it dries and then rinses it off with cold water.
Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is well known for its medicinal properties. It also aids in the prevention of aging signs such as wrinkles and fine lines. It nourishes and improves the texture of your skin, resulting in smoother skin. It contains camphene, which acts as a natural toner to remove excess oil from the skin. As a result, it prevents blackheads, whiteheads, and other acne-causing conditions. Make a brightening face mask by combining equal parts ground tulsi leaves and milk. Apply this paste to your face and neck and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then scrub it off. This mask will lighten your skin.
Make a brightening face mask by combining equal parts ground tulsi leaves and milk. Apply this paste to your face and neck and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then scrub it off. This mask will lighten your skin.
It is an Ayurvedic herb used as an anti-aging agent. It also helps protect your skin from sun damage. Ginseng tea is effective for refining and rehydrating your skin, regenerating skin cells by increasing oxygenation, improving blood circulation, and detoxifying the blood. Thus it provides healthy, glowing skin.
Mix one teaspoon of milk powder and warm water with two teaspoons of ginseng powder to form a thick paste. Apply it gently to the skin using a cotton ball. Leave it for a maximum of 10mins. Then wash it off with warm water.
Ashwagandha is famous for rejuvenating the skin. The presence of antioxidants in Ashwagandha helps to protect your skin against any free radicals. The regular use of ashwagandha provides youthful and glowing skin. The presence of bioactive components such as withanolides, saponins, and alkaloids in Ashwagandha effectively cleanses, moisturizes, and calms the skin. It treats acne, pigmentation, and other skin-related problems.
Either apply Ashwagandha externally or consume it for better results.
All of us are aware of the benefits of Haidi. It is known to reduce dark patches and even out the skin tone. The presence of curcumin in turmeric acts as an anti-aging property. It provides a natural glow to the skin.
For getting healthy skin, mix one teaspoon turmeric powder with 4-tablespoons of gram flour and add enough milk or water to form a smooth paste. Apply the paste to your face and neck. Leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then, rinse it off with plain water. For better results, repeat it once or twice a week.
Gilloy is well-known for its immunity-boosting properties. The anti-inflammatory properties help to revive your skin tissue and fight inflammation. Giloy is a good way to rejuvenate your skin and immunity inside out. Thus it provides youthful skin.
For skin benefits, consume Giloy with Amla and Haridra. It may also be helpful while applying the paste of Giloy stem or leaves on the skin.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a common herb found in most house gardens. It has healing properties that help to treat various skin issues. The anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe Vera treat sunburn. It contains nutrients and antioxidants that nourish the skin and heal the skin faster. It prevents premature aging by reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It also removes dead cells and moisturizes the skin. It is an effective lotion to soothe irritated skin.
To use, break off a leaf, slice it down the side, open it, and scrape out the gel. Apply the gel directly to your skin.
The anti-inflammatory properties of chamomile make it an excellent choice for skincare. It also reduces redness and inflammation related to the skin. The mild antiseptic qualities of chamomile treat wounds and act as an effective remedy for eczema, psoriasis, and sunburn. It helps the skin to regenerate, tighten pores and slow down aging effects.
For skin benefits mix chamomile oil with a carrier oil and add to your warm bathwater. Add 1 or 2 drops of chamomile oil to a body lotion or moisturizer and apply to your skin as a lotion.
It is very effective for healthy, glowing skin. It aids in the removal of dead cells and promotes the formation of new cells. It contains collagen, a protein that improves the texture of the skin. It reduces aging signs such as wrinkles, fine lines, sagging and gives it a youthful and glowing appearance.
Make a herbal oil or a soothing salve from the flowers to get healthy skin.
- Red Clover
This herb helps to purify the blood and eliminates waste. Thus it promotes blood circulation. It treats skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis. It contains nutrients like Vitamins B, C, and E. All of these are necessary for flawless skin. Other components are iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, Chromium, Isoflavones, and Flavonoids. All these work together to enhance red clover’s powerful skin-clearing ability. Thus it provides healthy and glowing skin.
Red clover is consumed either by taking it as a tea or tincture or making a salve (Ointment used to promote skin healing).
Herbs such as red clover, Calendula, Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Giloy, Haldi, Ashwagandha, Ginseng, Tulsi, and Amla can help you achieve healthy, radiant skin.
All the information related to different herbs for healthy, glowing skin is based on various Ayurvedic resources. Always prefer the advice of an Ayurvedic doctor before self-medication.