You do not have to go out and buy over-the-counter or prescription products to treat skin problems. There are medicinal herbs for skin that are very effective at treating different conditions.
If OTC or prescription products have irritated your skin in the past, it will be beneficial for you to try herbal skin care products before trying different synthetic products.
Medicinal herbs for the skin are very safe and have been used with great success by many people. In fact, most pharmaceutical drugs originate by isolating a single chemical in a medicinal herb and then mass producing that chemical.
But it's up to you to do your research to find the herbal skin care products for your specific condition. Most medical doctors will not discuss natural cures with you in great detail.
I'll briefly discuss some herbs and the different problems they can treat:
Avocado Extract – Oil extracted from the avocado plant is rich and deeply-penetrating. It has many nutrients, including vitamins A, D, E, beta-carotene, potassium, and mono-unsaturated fatty acids to name just a few.
If you suffer from psoriasis or eczema, avocado oil has been shown to relieve the dryness and itching. The sterolins in the oil also help to reduce age spots.
Honey Extracted from the Manuka Bush – This is more simply referred to as manuka honey. Manuka honey meeting certain criteria and classified as "active" is best.
Manuka honey contains a special enzyme that gives it antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It is particularly effective in healing acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It also supports the skin's cell renewal process.
Jojoba Oil – This oil is harvested from the jojoba plant that grows wild in Mexico, Arizona, and California. It's unique because it closely resembles human sebum (skin oil).
In fact, if you suffer from oily skin, apply some jojoba oil. It actually balances the sebum in your skin, slowing oil production.
It's also an excellent moisturizer and can help lighten and heal scars and reduce stretch marks.
Witch Hazel Extract – Witch hazel extract has a natural soothing effect on the skin. It is a natural antioxidant and astringent. It also helps heal cracked or blistered skin as well as psoriasis or eczema.
These are just a few of the great medicinal herbs for skin you can find in quality herbal skin care products. There are hundreds more more you will discover as you do your research.
The important thing to remember before you buy any products is to make sure you are purchasing herbal skin care products produced by companies that spend the money to research and develop and do not compromise quality. Medicinal herbs for skin are very beneficial but only if they're processed with great care.
Source by Haley Hensley