Benefits

Herbs for Glowing Skin

Taken internally or topically?

Skincare can be complicated with some people recommending 3, 5, or even 10-step routines to have perfect skin. But what if you could treat your skin with one step and from the inside out? Herbal medicine can help improve the skin and be a useful boost to your skincare routine, all without adding another product to swipe on when all you really want to do is go to bed.

Many herbs can promote healthy, glowing skin by soothing irritation, reducing acne-causing bacteria, and increasing skin moisture.

Some herbs that can aid the skin include:

Calendula
Calendula soothes the skin by reducing inflammation. Taken internally or applied topically, calendula’s anti-inflammatory properties fight free radicals that can leave the skin vulnerable. 

Ashwaghanda
Ashwaghanda has been used in Ayurveda for centuries and like calendula, is a potent anti-inflammatory that soothes the skin. 

Tulsi
Another popular Ayurvedic herb, tulsi is a skincare powerhouse. It has antimicrobial properties that can help reduce acne and it can reduce excessive oiliness. It also helps with skin rejuvenation and can help with hyperpigmentation. 

Ginseng
Ginseng reduces inflammation and increases blood circulation. It can also fight fine lines and treat hyper-pigmentation. 

Nettle
This all-around herb is useful for a variety of conditions so it’s easy to forget it when it comes to skincare. But it’s tried and true for a reason: nettle contains vitamins, A, C, and K, minerals, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants that are beneficial for all skin types.

Burdock root
Burdock root is antibacterial which can make it effective against acne. In addition, when taken internally, it can serve as a detoxifying agent.

Red clover
Red clover contains isoflavones that stimulate collagen to help skin stay plump and youthful. It also boosts skin’s elasticity and blood flow.

Links:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92761/
https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/ginseng-benefits-for-skin#benefits
https://vedix.com/blogs/articles/benefits-of-tulsi-for-skin