All About Herbal Skin Care

Whilst skin care has been carried out for millennia, the people then didn’t experience the choice of herbal or synthetic products. The skin care market changed forever when chemical based products became available which have taken over the skin care market from herbal products. Today probably only a fraction of the herbal formulas still exist and many people have never even used a natural product.

Perhaps it is our fast paced lives and the ease with which we can purchase just about any synthetically produced item that has helped with the decrease in using natural preparations. Large skin care manufacturers have leapt on the bandwagon that has come about in all things natural but their herbal preparations have to be mixed with some kind of preservative if they are to last which means they are not as good as home made ones.

However, it seems that things are changing fast and more people are now opting for natural and herbal skin care routines. Still it will never be a huge market an as no-one really wants to make them in their own home, commercial products are likely to continue; below are a few that you may or may not know of.

If you have ever experienced sunburn then you will probably have use aloe vera which soothes sun burnt skin, heals cuts and grazes and can be sued to hydrate dry skin. Herbs like dandelion, chamomile, lime flowers and rosemary are often used with other herbs like tea and are used as herbal cleansers.

Some herbs possess properties to help stop infection like lavender, marigold, thyme and fennel which are know to have antiseptic abilities but lavender and rose can be added to water to give an excellent skin toner. Products containing extracts of tea have as well been found to be very effective treating people that have received too much uv radiation from the sun.

Many herbal products contain oils taken from the plants themselves in diluted and undiluted for like tea tree, primrose and lavender oils. Some fruit oils like extracts from fruits like banana, apple and melon, find use in shower gels as a hydrating mix but herbal skin care is good not only for the routine nourishing of skin but also for treatment of skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis.

Although it is not something that is mentioned very often but herbal skin care products rarely have any adverse effects on the user and as you can produce them at home, they are very attractive to people trying to avoid anything synthetic. If you can afford it then genuine herbal skin care products are the way to go but you will find there are occasions when only synthetic products which have been clinically tested will do.

Finally, never disregard the importance of skin care and maintenance products because the skin has an significant job to do and needs assistance itself sometimes.