Looking for a more natural way to cure acne, fight wrinkles, or simply reduce anxiety levels?
Beauty routine lacking results? Then give these herbs a shot:
Why you love it: This classic flower represents not only beauty, but pure love.
What it does: Wrinkling and sagging skin, be gone! Roses are known for restoring a youthful glow to the complexion. Simply use rosewater as a toner. Already have a youthful complexion? No problem: roses can also give hair volume, fragrance, and shine. Just rub one drop of rose essential oil onto your hands and comb it into your hair. Caution: avoid adding too much oil to your roots (this will make your hair greasy.) Rose is also considered an aphrodisiac, so investing in some rose-scented body lotion couldn’t hurt (wink, wink.)
Why you love it: It’s the best tea to drink when you need your beauty sleep.
What it does: Stress eating away at your good looks? No worries: chamomile’s got this. This soothing herb is packed with chemical constituents, such as azulene and bisabolol (I know, big words), that help fight blemishes and stop wrinkles in their tracks. The herb also works miracles on gastrointestinal problems, like stomachaches and infections, so your insides can feel beautiful too.
Why you love it: It’s peppery, soothing scent is distinct and memorable.
What it does: Just smelling this herb can calm you down. Lavender is proven to help ease headaches and fight insomnia. Along with that, lavender has anti-inflammatory, skin-regenerative properties that make it great for treating acne. The essential oil is gentle on skin, so you can dab it on problem areas without having to worry.
Why you love it: It catches all the dirt and grime on your skin that most facial wipes miss.
What it does: It may not be known for it’s lovely smell, but witch hazel is a must-have for disinfecting minor cuts and scrapes. It also has wonderful antioxidant properties that make it the perfect new addition to your skin care routine. Take a cotton ball, dab it with witch hazel, then wipe off your makeup. You’ll be disgusted with how much residue sits on your face (trust me), and probably need more than just one cotton ball to get it all off. Witch hazel will also help shrink pores and treat acne.
Where to get it: Amazon, or try my favorite alcohol-free, rose-infused version.