Natural Skin Care

Some herbs may be very helpful in natural skin care. They are:

Dandelion (root)

This common meadow herb is effective in treatment of skin stains. Dandelion belongs to the sunflower (or Asteraceae) family and possesses detoxifying qualities.

This plant is used in cosmetics and skin care to clear such kinds of skin eruptions as eczema or acne due to a number of beneficial components including minerals, inulin, choline and bitter compounds.

Root of Burdock

Burdock is an herb indigenous to the Northern part of United States, Asia and Europe. The leaves and roots of this herb have actually been employed for generations as a treatment versus cancer of the skin, bad acne, and other skin disorders and illnesses. It has mild antibiotic properties and may help recover softness to the skin layer.

Yellow Dock (root)

In combination with sarsaparilla this plant provides tonic properties and can help you treat chronic skin problems. It contains such active substances as astringent tannis and purgative anthraquinones, having antimicrobial properties. The combination of these two components makes it possible to treat psoriasis, eczema and various skin rashes.

Purple Coneflower (powder)

Generally known as Echinacea, this herb is prized for its immune-enhancing effect: it makes human cell walls stronger thus preventing viruses and bacteria from getting into cells and increases the number important white blood cells. This herb is used orally to mitigate the symptoms and duration of flu and colds, as well as to enhance general immune system response. In cosmetology it is used to protect against different inflammatory skin conditions.

When taken by the mouth, Echinacea stimulates immune system and prevents or lessens the symptoms of cold and flu. When put on the skin area, they may alleviate ailments including eczema, bug bites, and skin psoriasis. Purple Coneflower may also stop germs and pus formation.

Red clover (blossom)

Red clover is well-known for its ability to expel toxins from bloodstream. However it’s not the only advantage of this plant. It is also very effective while curing skin problems due to the fact that it is rich of vitamin B-complex. Traditionally red clover flowers were mashed or chopped to be applied to the areas of skin inflammation like insect bites and others. But today there is a variety of lotions, ointments and creams that contain this herb extract. They are being studied to be used for treatment of such skin conditions as psoriasis and others.

Licorice (root)

If digested in moderate quantities, licorice can help you to treat skin inflammation and redness. There are poultices with licorice used to treat infectious diseases of the skin and dermatitis. Together with other herbal cleansers and cosmetic products it is used to lighten the skin.

Cayenne (40HU)

Cayenne pepper is hot and spicy mainly due to capsaicin, the substance also used to relieve skin pain and itching. This is possible due to the reaction of the nerves. It can have the same function while dealing with psoriasis. It reduces itching and inflammation. Moreover, it stimulates the movement of the other ingredients to the sebaceous glands and pores.

We do not urge to make such mix on your kitchen table. Remember about these effective plants when you acquire products for natural acne treatment. With such ingredients you will be able to get the desired effect.

Jerry K

About the Author of this blog: Dr. Jerry K is the founder and CEO of YourWebDoc.com, part of a team of more than 30 experts. Dr. Jerry K is not a medical doctor but holds a degree of Doctor of Psychology; he specializes in family medicine and sexual health products. During the last ten years Dr. Jerry K has authored a lot of health blogs and a number of books on nutrition and sexual health.