Did you know that herbs can give you a beautiful skin?
Ageing and skin issues are something everyone struggles with. All of us will get wrinkles, pimples and start to age. Luckily for us nature has given us the tools to help fight ageing, minimise wrinkles and treat ailments of the skin.
Calendula, also known as marigold, is a little orange and yellow flower we grow in our gardens. Little do people know that this powerful flower has numerous beautifying benefits.
Calendula improves the overall appearance of your skin. It has an all-natural brightening effect and reduce the appearance of scars. Calendula stimulates the production of collagen which is important for regeneration resulting in a youthful, glowing skin. Extracts from calendula promotes hydration and firmness. It is also safe to be used around the eyes to treat puffiness.
Dry skin leads to premature ageing. Calendula is a great moisturiser for dry and severely chapped or split skin. Along with its restorative properties, Calendula deeply hydrates the skin making it look and feel younger and supplier. It’s a gentle herb making it great for sensitive skin.
Calendula is rich in antioxidants like carotenoids, and Vitamin A precursors which is a key in helping you look more youthful. Additionally, the presence of Tocopherols and Vitamin E provides amazing softening abilities. The natural antioxidants in Calendula scavenge and deactivate free radicals which cause premature ageing and protects the us from environmental stressors.
The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Calendula makes it an ideal herb to clear the bacteria in pores which may lead to acne outbreaks.
Cure infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot and jock itch with the strong anti-fungal properties of Calendula.
Calendula has wounds-healing properties which makes it a good choice to treat psoriasis, dermatitis, and other inflammatory and red skin conditions. Additionally, it can be used to treat chilblains, rashes, sunburn, minor cuts, scrapes, insect bites and other mild irritations. It also works well on strained muscles or bruises. Calendula helps treat spider veins and varicose veins.
Lavender boosts circulation. This results in an increased supply of oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells, providing them with energy and keeping them healthy. It also kick-starts the regeneration process of new cells. New cells provides you with a healthy glow, making your skin firm. Lavender restores your bright natural skin tone by reducing redness, blotching and ruddiness. When used regularly it helps to reduce dark spots.
Lavender is used to control the oils in your skin by helping to equalise the pH balance and sebum production. Its moisturising properties will leave your skin more supple and healthy looking without flaky or dry patches.
Lavender contains powerful antioxidants. These nourish the skin as well as protects and combat the harmful effects of environmental stressors. The antioxidants present in Lavender improves your skin appearance by deactivating the free radicals that cause your skin to look dull and dehydrated. Free radicals also contribute to wrinkles and fine lines.
The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of Lavender inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause acne and inflammation. Lavender penetrates and cleans the pores which helps to prevent and heal breakouts. Not only will it calm the skin and reduce swelling that can accompany acne but also heal the blemishes of acne.
Lavender has the ability to relieve itching and reduce the symptoms of eczema. It accelerates the healing process by adding moisture and decongesting the irritated areas.
The anti-fungal properties of Lavender can be used to treat fungal infections and irritation, including athlete’s foot, ringworm and the common yeast candida.
Lavender is beneficial in the healing of burns, wounds, insect bites and scars as well as acts as a pain reliever. It may also help to soothe psoriasis by relieving the itch and irritation thereof.
We’ve made a daily moisturiser salve we think you might love. It’s made with calendula and lavender. Since I started using it I have been getting compliments from people saying that I look five years younger than what I am…