Ask your grandmother, your great grandmother, or even your great great grandmother and she will tell you that herbs have been used as being part of a woman’s skin care regime for as long as she can remember.
As large companies began to crop up and mass produced items became sold in stores, herbal skin care products fell by the wayside. Now they are starting to make their much important comeback.
What are Herbal Skin Care Products?
Herbal skin care products are products that incorporate specific herbs into their formulations to help enhance both the quality of the product and its effectiveness. Different herbs produce reportedly different outcomes, so depending on the herb being used you will receive a different result. Here are some of the most common herbs and how they can help you:
- Ginger: Can relieve nausea
- Peppermint: Refreshing and reviving
- Lavender: Relaxing and toning
- Chamomile: Excellent for those who need to sleep better and relax
- Licorice: A great herb for those with a cold as licorice will help clear out mucus
Where can I find Herbal Skin Care Products?
With the rise of natural and organic skin care products, herbal skin care products have also risen with them. Herbs have been widely recognized for centuries for their natural benefits, but for about 50 years there the positive effects of herbs were lost behind marketing schemes and company earnings.
With the rise in demand for herbal products comes the rise in their production, meaning that you can find herbal skin care products nearly any where on this planet! Drug stores, department stores, beauty stores and online all offer wonderful herbal skin care products.
You want to be sure that the company producing these products is credible and reputable, so be sure to do a bit of a background check on the company before making your purchase.
DIY Herbal Skin Care Products
The best part about herbal skin care is perhaps that you can make your very own herbal skin care products at home! One of the most favorite herbal skin care items out there is a facial scrub that will smooth and tone your skin. All you need is:
- Rolled oats
- Rose petals (dried)
- Sea Salt
- Facial clay
- Rosemary essential oil
- Warm water
Take the oats and pulverize them, the lavender, and rose petals together in a food processor. They should all be mixed in as equal parts 1:1:1. Then, take all ingredients and mix them together, being sure to make it 2 parts facial clay and 1 part every other ingredient.
To use this scrub, take a very small spoonful of the scrub, add just one drop of rosemary, and mix it into a past with warm water (or aloe vera juice if you have dry skin). What your face and then gently scrub your sin with this herbal skin care scrub. Leave it on for a few minutes, and rinse!