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Natural Skin Care - Herbs that Make a Difference!

Jul 25, 2008
There is nothing new about skin care, it is just in ancient times, herbal products were the only ones available. The use of synthetic products was something that was bound to occur when chemists started experimenting and mass production became available. The natural skin care recipes which once used to be common place are not so popular today and even unknown to a large population.

This transformation from natural skin care to synthetic, can probably be attributed to two things; our laziness or just the fast pace of lives and the commercialization of skin care.

The challenge with the new generation of herbal products is the preservatives that are added to them in the production process so they will last longer; which unfortunately means they are less effective than home made versions.

However, it seems that things are changing fast and more people are now opting for natural and herbal skin care routines. Whilst commercial manufacturers can produce them cheaper then that is how the majority of us will buy them but do you know what they actually are?

Almost everyone has heard of aloe vera but did you know is an excellent skin moisturizer and can treat sunburn, cuts and other skin problems? Other household herbs like dandelion, chamomile, lime flowers and rosemary are good at cleansing but usually when they are in combination with other herbs.

Antiseptics are another important part of Herbal skin care and the likes of lavender, marigold, thyme and fennel are good examples of herbs that are known to possess antiseptic properties (lavender water and rose water also form good toners).

Tea plays an important part in herbal skin care and tea extracts are used for treatment of skin that has been damaged by UV radiation.

Oils prepared from herbal extracts present another means of natural skin care like tea tree oil, Lavender oil, borage oil and primrose oil which are some of the more popular oils used in herbal skin care.

Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis are often treated with other oils extracted from plants and the likes of banana, melon and apple are very good at hydrating the skin which is why these are the most often used in shower gels for instance.

The best thing about herbal products is there are few if any side effects and if you have the incentive, they can also be made at home.

If you can afford it then genuine herbal skin care products are the way to go but you will find there are occasions when only synthetic products which have been clinically tested will do.

We all need to look after our skin by whatever means we can especially by use of natural skin care methods, as it is the main barrier against disease and takes a great deal of punishment in the modern climate we all live in.
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Are you fed-up of applying synthetic substances to your body? Do you think you are unable to get the same effects of smooth silky body from natural products ? Click here to learn the hidden secrets about natural body care .
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