Wanna pamper your skin? Here is a list of Top 10 plants and herbs that are easily available at home and also Ayurveda proves it good for skincare.
Beginning our list with Rose. Its extract is used for any skin type, especially the dry one. Whether you use rose water, rose oil, or rose petals, it has super moisturizing property along with healing, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory properties too. Rose is used in various lotions, creams, skin toners as it is trusted for skin issues. It also has antibacterial properties. Imagine all these properties in one rose plant.
Freshly peeled watery cucumbers containing anti-oxidants and a good water amount can save your skin from drying. Cucumber and cucurbitacins in them fights aging and inflammation. Vitamin C, vitamin K, and other antioxidants fight the dark circles under the eyes. The collagen content in Cucumbers stops wrinkling and boosts skin tightening. With such properties keep a fresh slice on your eye and relax.
3. Aloe vera
The miracle thorny leash plant with solutions for hair, skin, blood, and much more is Aloe vera. It is used for centuries by many kings and queen and is called the “plant of immortality” by Egyptians. Sunburn!! Apply some Aloe vera flesh. Rashed, inflamed skin!! Apply Aloe vera flesh. The Gibberellin and Auxin in Aloe vera promote new cell growth. Thus it can be applied to pimples.
Sweetly aromatic Mint contains naturally obtained salicylic acid, a gentle exfoliate which can help clear one’s pores and fights breakouts. Mint being an anti-pruritic agent (which satisfies the urge to itch), helping to calm infected and itchy skin. Mint also contains a good dose of Vitamin A, which can help strengthen skin and reduce the oil production of skin pores. Chewing a few mint leaves or drinking mint tea will not only nourish the skin but also improves digestion.
Lovely citrusy Lemon! Lemon extract and oil are used to give a refreshing taste, smell, and flavor. Sip on some lemon tea or chew on some lemon leaves to purify your blood, sharpen your memory, heal your liver, and to regulate blood sugar levels. Due to the acidic nature of lemon, it is used to naturally bleach or is used in bleaching products. It is a great cleanser for gentle skin, but be gentle while using it.
One may not like its taste, but it workes really well on boils and blisters. The effective antiseptic property of neem makes it used in many face washes, skin packs, face scrubs, etc. Neem extract is also used in many face creams and blood purifiers. There are various researches on the use of neem in skin carcinomas. It exfoliates clogged pores and works really well on oily skin.
Have you ever had a fall in your childhood and your mom applied turmeric powder on your wound? Also, a thick paste of turmeric is applied to the skin before your marriages in India because of its natural beneficiary properties. All this is proof of the skincare properties of turmeric. It contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidants components. It has antiseptic properties too which is really helpful in pimples with pus. A paste of milk cream and Turmeric shows really good results on your skin.
Beetroot!!! Rich of redness. It helps to build fresh blood and clean blood from impurities which makes one’s skin glow and gives a healthy tint. It is rich in Vitamin C and helps in clearing blemishes and also gives natural blush, a reddish shade to the skin. Thus it is also used in many beauty products and natural blushes. It helps to give a natural shade to the skin. The beat root juice is also used as a blood purifier.
The lovely aromatic sandalwood… Whether it is for skin care or to apply tika on the forehead. We all are aware of the skin benefits of sandalwood. But what we don’t know is that has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and astringent properties. It also removes irritating black spots, lazy suntan, stubborn blackheads. It cleanses the skin softly from within the pores. With such wonderful properties and lovely smell, it is used in many skincare products.
Ashwagandha has potential antioxidant properties which help protect the skin from free radical damages and slows down the aging by firming up your skin. It also provides with DHEA, a precursor to hormones, and stimulates natural skin oils. It promotes the production of proteins for skin which helps in hydration and makes skin elastic and strong. It is also used as a toner when mixed with ginger and lemon.