Herbs have been used for a
wide variety of health care remedies since the beginning of time. Using elements
that occur naturally can effectively treat acne and other skin conditions. Herbal
skin care is affordable, accessible and less like to cause skin irritation and
sensitivity than traditional medications. When certain herbs are applied to your
skin topically, they can be a healthy alternative solution to prescription medications.
Eucalyptus: This essential oil comes from the eucalyptus tree, which is one of
the tallest known trees in the world and can be found in Australia, Africa, North
America, India and Southern Europe. Eucalyptus is the most powerful antiseptic
in its class and has outstanding astringent qualities, which aid in the treatment
of acne-prone skin.
Papaya Enzyme: The papaya is a tropical fruit that has a nutrient-rich enzyme
called papin. This enzyme is used to dissolve unwanted proteins and other dead
materials on the surface of your skin. The papaya enzyme works to open pores,
exfoliate, promote the turnover of skin cells, soften and smooth skin and improve
your overall skin tone.
Sage: This silvery-green plant has fragrant leaves and is found growing in the
Mediterranean and North America. Sage oil contains chemical substances and other
constituents, such as as camphor, cineole, rosmarinic acid, tannins and others.
The substances found in sage oil have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral
effects, which make it an outstanding medicinal skin treatment.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is obtained from the leaves of the native Australian
Melaleuca alternifolia tree. This oil has natural antibacterial qualities, contains
antiseptic compounds and is proven to be a very good skin disinfectant. When used
to treat acne, it is just as effective as 5% benzoyl peroxide and less drying.
However, the results of treatment with tea tree oil take just a little bit longer
to see than with benzoyl peroxide.
Thyme: Thyme is the general name for herbs of the Thymus species, which are native
to the western Mediterranean region. The essential thyme oil is located in the
small glands on the leaves and contains thymol, linalol and paracymene. Thyme
is effective in treating acne-prone skin because of its multiple actions, including
antibacterial, antioxidant, antiseptic and astringent.
Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is the common name for a genus of shrubs known as Hamamelis
and is rich in natural astringents such as volatile oils and tannins. Witch hazel
has antiseptic capabilities that tone the skin and blood vessels, as well as draw
out clogged pores.
Exploring holistic remedies can give you clearer, more healthy skin. Incorporating
herbal skin care products with natural ingredients into your daily skin care regimen
will improve your skin's overall appearance over time.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent
any skin disease. Please consult with your dermatologist before starting a skin care regimen.