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Boost Your Skin Naturally - Natural Skin Care Enhances Youthfulness

Aug 23, 2007
Products deriving from nature have been used for centuries to treat an enormous number of maladies and for their healing and soothing properties in general.

For example, lavender has wonderful soothing qualities, the aloe vera plant is laden in moisture, and antibacterial properties are found honey. Essential oils harnessed from a variety of plants and bark also provide potent powers for healing and calming.

Lavender is the most widely used essential oil due to its vast array of healing properties. Used to treat stress and promote calming of the emotions due to its soothing scent, it also promotes the growth of healthy skin cells. Containing powerful antibacterial properties, it is widely used in the treatment of burns and sunburn. Lavender is therefore an effective ingredient in many cosmetic preparations and moisturizers as it is absorbed quickly into the skin whilst offering an amazing mood-enhancer.

Aloe Vera:
Aloe vera has been used medicinally since prehistoric times, and today the clear gel inside the thick leaves is among the most popular natural remedies for sun-burn, minor wounds, skin problems and as well it has excellent anti-inflammatory properties. The gummy substances in the gel are nature's soothing emollients and form a cool, soothing coating on irritated skin, instantly calming and cooling the distressed tissues. Aloe vera is now a common ingredient in many moisturizers for both the face and body.

Cleopatra was a great believer in the therapeutic qualities of honey, the thick, natural elixir created by swarms of bees. Honey has moisture retention properties known as humectants, which are beneficial to many cosmetic products. Honey is nature's very own antibiotic as it kills bacteria with it's hydrogen peroxide and propolis properties, assisting in the healing of cuts and wounds. Abundant with a range of skin-replenishing nutrients, the natural elixir of bees is widely used in cosmetics and healing preparations.

Calendula was widely used in the Indian and Arabic cultures before common use by the ancient Greeks. It is the botanical name for the marigold plant containing valuable medicinal properties. It is known to be effective for its soothing properties and abilities to cool and calm sensitive and delicate skin. This herb is also a well known wound healer and antiseptic, reducing swelling and relieving itching. A more gentler ingredient than Arnica, with the additional benefits of the antiseptic qualities.

Although more widely known for its use for the digestive system, the anti-inflammatory and skin repair properties contained in chamomile are beneficial. The calming nature of this herb is gentle and soothing on the skin, said to be hypoallergenic and able to be used on the sensitive and delicate area around the eye.

Rosehip oil comes from the seed pods after the rose petals fall off, providing nutrients such as so rich in vitamin C and has 80% essential fatty acids all being vital for skin regeneration. The oil is ultra-fine thereby easily into the skin. For oily and dry skin it is particularly famous for it's ability to reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and pigmentation. As well it is used to treat dry eczema, skin burns, re-hydrating the skin, repairing damaged skin cells, reduction of wrinkles and is beneficial for dry, mature and ageing skin.

In the cosmetic industry today, many companies are basing their skin care and cosmetic ranges on these natural derivatives which promise to not only soothe and calm irritated skin, but also enhance a youthful radiance. The essential oils provide an antioxidant action to slow down the ageing of the skin, and with massage movements, the immune system is stimulated, circulation promoted resulting in the elimination of toxins.

Look for these products in your skin care and cosmetic range today to boost your skin naturally.
About the Author
Danette Hibberd is a Wellness Coach and Author of From Flutter to Fly. Her site offers Total wellness for women 40 yrs plus, encompassing all anti-ageing aspects in beauty, nutrition, emotional and physical areas through inspiration, motivation and education.
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