Skin care is as old as human being on this planet earth, when herbal care was the only remedy for all skin problems. Today you have skin care methods and remedies in more advanced forms. Herbal skin care recipes have been replaced by chemical based skin care products. Famous skin care recipes of old times are not so popular today (and even a large slice of population is ignorant of it). This big shift from herbal to synthetic skin care is mainly because of two factors- one your laziness and second is the commercialization of skin care. Today even herbal skin care products are commercialized. These commercialized skin care products lacking the quality and natural effectiveness of pure non chemical skin care items because of use of preservative to increase the shelf life of these herbal products.
However things are changing fast and people now realized the side effects of these synthetics and commercialized herbal products. But still people are not ready to make these pure herbal products at home and hence the commercial market of herbal skin care product is on the peak.
So the basic question is what are these herbal skin care methods?
We will try to explain this with examples of pure herbal treatments.
Aloe Vera, which is an extract from Aloe plan, is one of the best examples of non synthetic skin care treatment. Fresh Aloe Vera is natural remedy for skin soothing and healing cuts and sun burns.
The Mother Nature has herbs with cleansing properties. Lime flowers, dandelion, rosemary herbs and chamomile, are examples of cleansers. Their herbal skin care properties come into action when they are mixed with other herbs like tea.
Nature has abundant of plants with antiseptic properties which are useful for skin treatment. Fennel, marigold, Lavender, thyme are plants with antiseptic characteristics.
Tea is another nature gift which plays vital role in Non synthetic skin care. Tea extracts re useful for treatment of skin damaged by Ultraviolet radiation.
Natural herbs also have oils which can be used in herbal skin recipes. Primrose oil, Lavender oil, Tea tree oil, borage oil can be use in non chemical based skin care treatment. Natural oil extracts from fruits like melon, apple and banana find use in shower gels.
Natural herbs based skin care is vital not only for normal and routine skin care but also can be used for skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis. Non chemical skin care products don’t have skin side effects. This is major advantage of herbal based skin care products as compare to synthetic products. These products can be easily made at home. Natural herbs based skin care products are now in demand. However this doesn’t mean that you completely abandon the synthetic skin care products. Synthetic skin care products are still beneficial in treatment of skin disorders where the disease needs laboratory tested non herbal skin care products.