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3 Herbs for Great Skincare


Skincare is the practice of taking care of your skin to keep it healthy and looking its best. It involves cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliating, and protecting your skin from the sun and other environmental factors. It also involves using products specifically designed to address your individual skin type, such as those for dry, oily, sensitive, or combination skin. Taking good care of your skin can help to reduce the risk of skin diseases and other conditions, as well as help your skin look its best.


Great skincare starts on the inside.


You're absolutely right - great skincare starts on the inside! Eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep are all essential elements for maintaining healthy, glowing skin. Nourishing your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs from fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can help keep your skin looking vibrant and youthful. In addition to a healthy diet, be sure to use gentle and natural skincare products that help protect and nourish your skin.

Diet plays a major role in supporting skin health. Healthy fats and minerals like these, give us what we need to create new skin cells and collagen and help us to nourish our skin from the inside out:

  • Fatty Fish

  • Omega 3 Fish Oil

  • Avocado

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Vine Tomatoes

  • Green Tea

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Wine, I mean red grapes!

#3 Chamomile is great for skincare.



Chamomile is an excellent ingredient for skincare. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help soothe and detoxify the skin. It's also known to help reduce redness and irritation, making it great for those with sensitive skin. Plus, it has calming and healing properties, making it perfect for soothing skin after a long day. Try a tea bath of chamomile and lemongrass, boil a gallon of water and 1 cup of each herb top-on for 10 minutes, strain, and add to your bath water.


#2 Lavender can help fight acne.



Lavender is antimicrobial and antibacterial which makes it a great helper for preventing break outs and healing breaks outs. Its powerful oil has the ability to reduce inflammation on the skin and to unclog blocked pores. Add a few drops of this plants essential oil to your skincare oil or favorite moisturizer after cleansing your face.

I love using a lavender infused soap bar before bed to not only cleanse and disinfect my skin, but to also help promote restful sleep with its calming and soothing scent.


#1 Lemongrass can purify your skin.


Ok, so this is my no.1 and I just love everything about this herb for my skin. Lemongrass is drought resistant and a great aromatic to plant in your tea garden. Its fragrance is lemony and sweet, and its flavor much the same. I think I love this one so much because it's also so versatile as a culinary herb and quite tasty as well during teatime.

Lemongrass can help to remove impurities of the skin and leave you glowing and radiant. It is antioxidant rich which is important for halting damaging free radicals in the body which are not good for the skin. Utilize the fresh plant or essential oil in your skincare routine by creating a steam for your skin. Just grab the largest glass or stainless steel bowl and a towel. Boil some water or make a lemongrass tea and add it to your bowl, add your essential oil drops and test the water to be sure not to burn yourself. When the steam is comfortable enough hold your face over the bowl and place the towel over your head and enjoy the steam. Once the water has cooled you can refrigerate and use the next morning as a facial wash, just add your favorite Castilian soap liquid. Happy Skin-Caring Herbies!

Bonus:

A great recipe to help with dry skin. Mix one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of olive oil, and one teaspoon of lemon juice together in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. This recipe helps to hydrate and nourish dry skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.


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