Since the early days of mankind, the topic of skin care and beauty has always been at the forefront, and herbal skin care is no exception.
However, skin care has transformed in a big way. Herbal skin care routines have been replaced by synthetic/chemical-based skin care routines.
Rapid advancement in chemical processes and mass production has all but eliminated the once common herbal skin care treatment remedies.
The change to chemical skin care from herbal can be blamed on our lack of knowledge, laziness and to the mass production of skin care.
If fact, even herbal skin care treatments have become mass produced. While this is good in some respect, the fact that these herbal remedies have been diluted with preservatives to increase shelf life is a disappointment. Simply put, these herbal remedies with preservatives are not as potent as their homemade versions.
However, it seems that things are changing fast and more people are now opting for natural and herbal skin care routines.
Even though we have the knowledge and understanding of the benefits of homemade herbal skin care treatments, the majority of us still opt to purchase products from the commercial market rather than make them ourselves.
Aloe Vera, which is an extract from Aloe plant, is one of the best examples of herbal skin care product.
Freshly extracted aloe Vera is a natural hydrant that helps in soothing skin. It also helps in healing cuts and treating sun burns.
A number of herbs are known to possess cleansing properties. Dandelion, chamomile, lime flowers and rosemary herbs, are a few examples of such cleansers. Their herbal skin care properties get invoked when they are combined with other herbs like tea.
Furthermore, one must consider the antiseptic value of herbs when it comes to skin care. Excellent examples of herbs known for their antiseptic properties include lavender, marigold, fennel and thyme.
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