Who doesn’t want a fresh and glowing skin that can garner compliments from everyone? But the creams, face masks, and other salon treatments that promise nothing but sheer brightness and fairness on the face do more harm than good because of the harsh chemicals involved in the process. These artificial products and treatments might be the reason for the early ageing of the skin. In order to keep your skin fresh and young, the best way is to adopt natural and home remedies. In the long run, they prove to be the most effective for healthy, glowing skin. When it comes to natural remedies, a few houseplants carry the secret of a good ailment as well as for flawless skin. Here are a few medicinal houseplants that are commonly found and are of much utility in terms of medication and skincare.
- Aloe Vera
Yes, we have all used it at some point or other. Often, they are the main marketing ingredients of skin creams and natural cosmetics manufactured by multinational companies but what can do wonders for your skin is to apply the gel inside the leaves in the raw form. It is ultra hydrating, moisturizing and also possess anti-inflammatory properties which can help with skin cell turnover.
A commonly found medicinal flowering plant online and in nurseries which bears beautiful white and yellow florals is not only is the king of skin rejuvenation. When used regularly it lightens, brightens and clarifies skin like nothing else in the artificial cosmetics. The best way to use it brew some tea with chamomile flower, let it cool and then apply it on the skin. Thank us later!
Tired of acne? Mint is the answer! Yes, you read that right. Forget acne and pimple creams and pluck a few leaves from the min plant sitting in a cute planter in your balcony. Not only it is a great pimple fighter but it is also effective in removing excess oil and is a magical cure for itchy, infected skin. Just boil the leaves and use the water on the skin. You can also mash the leaves after they are boiled to create a paste which you could apply directly to the affected area.
From moisturising to acne clearing and from collagen development to free-radical fighting, the leaves of this little plant does it all. It is a mineral-rich plant which also acts as a natural sunscreen. All you need to do is to boil the leaves with water or you can create rosemary oil and use it as a natural astringent on your skin. It will maintain the elasticity of the skin with age.
If the store-bought acne treatment is making your skin even worse, then lay your trust in the little plant that can do wonders for your skin without much effort. It also acts as an anti-bacterial defence against skin blemishes. The most effective way to apply the thyme leaves is to first brew them with store bought green tea. It will act as a toner for your skin while fighting stubborn acne and pimples.