Jul 3, 2018

21 Effective Herbs for Skincare | Ayurveda

21 Effective Herbs for Skincare
21 Effective Herbs for Skincare
These 21 amazing ayurvedic herbs for skin helps in improving the texture of your skin and makes it youthful. These herbs are free from any harmful chemicals and help restore the skin balance and quality in a natural way.


  1. Chamomile is the ultimate soothing herb, both when you drink it as a tea, and when you apply it to your skin. It can heal inflamed skin, burns and wounds, rashes, acne, stings and bites, bruises and sores. It is, not surprisingly, an ideal ingredient for skincare products.
  2. Calendula has long been regarded as one of the safest and most effective herbs for skin. It is wonderfully healing for chapped, irritated and inflamed skin, rashes (it’s wonderful for nappy rash), dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, age spots, stretch marks, varicose veins, corns, warts, calluses, bruises, sprains, burns, ulcers, bites and stings. The oil soluble components including the essential oil are especially good at stimulating wound healing. Distillate of calendula can help soothe mouth sores and hemorrhoids. The petals of calendula are antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and immune stimulating.
  3. Horsetail is also a healing herb for skin, and as it’s an astringent, it has a firming and tightening action on the skin. It can be effective in the treatment of acne as it helps eliminate excess oil from skin and will also help with oily hair. Collagen keeps your skin youthful and supple, so horsetail is one of the important anti-aging herbs for skin, and can help with thinning hair, sagging, loose or rough skin, wrinkles and premature aging.
  4. Lavender, like chamomile, is one of nature’s essential herbs for skin nourishment and healing. Lavender essential oil not only smells divine, it is an antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory, helping skin to heal and renew itself.
  5. Peppermint has a wonderful cooling effect on the skin. When used in skincare products, it nourishes dull skin and helps balance out oily skin. It can also alleviate bites, stings, burns and scalds, and best of all, peppermint essential oil has a sublimely uplifting aroma, which can enhance memory and alertness.
  6. Lemongrass is an astringent herb, which constricts the skin, helping to minimise pores and limit oil secretions, which makes it an effective ingredient for skincare products aimed at treating oily skin and acne. Its astringent quality also gives it a temporary skin-firming effect. It is an excellent skincare ingredient as it contains antimicrobial and anti-bacterial properties, and it can also help prevent skin infections. You can infuse lemongrass leaves in boiling water to make a facial steam, which opens the pores and clears pimples and blackheads. Follow the treatment by splashing cold water over your face to close the pores.
  7. Gotu kola is an intriguing herbs. A perennial plant native to India, Japan, China, Indonesia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the South Pacific, it is a member of the parsley family and has no taste or smell. It has been found to inhibit scar formation, can help repair connective tissues and smooth out cellulite. The primary active constituent is triterpenoids, which have a beneficial effect on collagen, which we need to keep skin smooth and supple. Finally, studies have shown gotu kola can help heal sun-damaged skin.
  8. Nettle added to cleansers helps to deep clean the pores. It contains a very rich mineral content, being high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, chlorine, sulphur, copper and silica, which is essential to cell rejuvenation and youthful skin. Another of the astringent herbs for skin, nettle can help balance out oily skin and hair. It’s a brilliant cleanser, as it cleanses without stripping natural oils from the skin and hair, making it an excellent acne treatment. It deep cleans the pores and helps to remove dirt that builds up and causes blackheads, and it can help clean out infected pores that lead to whiteheads. Added to shampoo, it can help clear up a dry scalp and treat dandruff. Try Khadi Mauri Anti-dandruff Shampoo
  9. Burdock contains phenolic acids, quercetin and luteolin, which are all powerful antioxidants. Burdock is a blood cleanser and can be used to treat dandruff, bites, boils, cysts, bruises, dermatitis. Made into an ointment or a hot poultice, it can provide relief from burns, skin eruptions and wounds.
  10. Manjith (Rubia Cordifolia) Very useful for skin, especially for lessening pimples and acne.
  11. Haldi (Curcuma Longa) Antiseptic, useful for pimples and other skin problems. Makes skin fair, clear and glowing.
  12. Charoli (Buchanania Latifolia) Provides proper nutrition to the skin cells and promotes radiance. Softens and nourishes the skin and provides elasticity.
  13. Aloe vera Moisturizes & nourishes the skin. Relieves chapped lips, dry, itchy skin, minor infections and make the skin smooth, supple & younger looking.
  14. Gajar Beej (Daucus Carota) Moisturizes & nourishes the skin. Relieves chapped lips, dry, itchy skin, minor infections and makes the skin smooth, supple & younger looking.
  15. Quince Seed (Pyrus Cydonia) Brings out a younger looking skin. Try Biotique Bio Quince Seed Nourishing Face Massage Cream For Normal To Dry Skin
  16. Kheera or Kakadi Beej (Cucumis Satius) Coolant, antiseptic, freshens & nourishes the skin. It has anti-aging properties and covers wrinkles and fine lines on the face.
  17. Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum) Antiseptic & natural astringent. Gives freshness to the skin.
  18. Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus) Brings out a younger looking skin.
  19. Kumkumadi Oil (Pharma copoeia) Very effective for pimples and acne. Brings out fairness and for beautifying the skin. Recommend:Inatur Kumkumadi Oil Facial Beauty Oil Improves Texture,Non Greasy Anti-Aging
  20. Chandan (Santalum Album) Has germicidal properties. It forms an invisible protective film on the skin bringing about a better balance between the surface oil and moisture content of the skin - valued since ancient times for beautifying the skin.
  21. Keshar (Crocus Sativus) Effective in the treatment of acne, pimples, blemishes, black spot. Brings out fairness.

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