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Beauty / Health and wellbeing | 24.06.2016

Herbs for skin: 10 of the best natural skin healers

Herbs for skin: 10 of the best natural skin healers - Soothing, calming and relaxing, CHAMOMILE heals inflamed skin, burns, wounds, rashes, acne, stings and bites, bruises and sores. It improves the texture and elasticity of the skin and has the incredible ability to widen blood vessels to increase blood flow to the skin.

Soothing, calming and relaxing, CHAMOMILE heals inflamed skin, burns, wounds, rashes, acne, stings and bites, bruises and sores. It improves the texture and elasticity of the skin and has the incredible ability to widen blood vessels to increase blood flow to the skin.

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Herbs for skin: 10 of the best natural skin healers - MARIGOLD (or calendula) is the wonder herb for healing dry, itchy, irritated skin, rashes and burns. High in beta-carotene, it has renowned antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Soothes and softens all skin types and heals eczema, psoriasis and chapping.

MARIGOLD (or calendula) is the wonder herb for healing dry, itchy, irritated skin, rashes and burns. High in beta-carotene, it has renowned antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Soothes and softens all skin types and heals eczema, psoriasis and chapping.

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Herbs for skin: 10 of the best natural skin healers - HORSETAIL'S astringent properties make it an important anti-ageing herb that helps smooth out lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. It has a very high silica content, a constituent of collagen, and it works to bind blood vessels together, so skin stays evenly textured.

HORSETAIL'S astringent properties make it an important anti-ageing herb that helps smooth out lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. It has a very high silica content, a constituent of collagen, and it works to bind blood vessels together, so skin stays evenly textured.

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Herbs for skin: 10 of the best natural skin healers - LAVENDER is one of nature’s essential herbs for skin nourishment and healing. It is an antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial herb and helps heal acne, dermatitis, eczema and insect bites. The scent of pure lavender essential oil is very calming.

LAVENDER is one of nature’s essential herbs for skin nourishment and healing. It is an antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial herb and helps heal acne, dermatitis, eczema and insect bites. The scent of pure lavender essential oil is very calming.

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Herbs for skin: 10 of the best natural skin healers - SAGE has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antiseptic and astringent properties. It helps with acne, dandruff, dermatitis and eczema and acts as an astringent, tightening and drying the tissues. Can help lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

SAGE has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antiseptic and astringent properties. It helps with acne, dandruff, dermatitis and eczema and acts as an astringent, tightening and drying the tissues. Can help lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

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Herbs for skin: 10 of the best natural skin healers - LEMONGRASS is an astringent herb, which constricts the skin, minimising pores and limiting oil secretions – which makes it excellent for oily skin and acne. High in oleic acid, palmitic acid and linoleic acid, it’s also a fungicidal, helping to heal fungal infections.

LEMONGRASS is an astringent herb, which constricts the skin, minimising pores and limiting oil secretions – which makes it excellent for oily skin and acne. High in oleic acid, palmitic acid and linoleic acid, it’s also a fungicidal, helping to heal fungal infections.

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Herbs for skin: 10 of the best natural skin healers - One of the most intriguing herbs for skin, GOTU KOLA stimulates the synthesis of collagen, fights oxidation, improves skin firmness and elasticity and slows collagen breakdown. A popular herbal treatment for varicose veins, psoriasis, minor wounds and stretch marks.

One of the most intriguing herbs for skin, GOTU KOLA stimulates the synthesis of collagen, fights oxidation, improves skin firmness and elasticity and slows collagen breakdown. A popular herbal treatment for varicose veins, psoriasis, minor wounds and stretch marks.

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Herbs for skin: 10 of the best natural skin healers - There are 500 species of NETTLE and it's often considered a weed. However, it contains a rich mineral content and is high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, chlorine, sulphur, copper and silica – essential minerals for cell rejuvenation and youthful skin.

There are 500 species of NETTLE and it's often considered a weed. However, it contains a rich mineral content and is high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, chlorine, sulphur, copper and silica – essential minerals for cell rejuvenation and youthful skin.

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Herbs for skin: 10 of the best natural skin healers - Recent studies show BURDOCK contains phenolic acids, quercetin and luteolin – all powerful antioxidants. It is a blood cleanser and can be used to treat bites, boils, cysts, bruises and dermatitis. Made into an ointment or a hot poultice, it's a potent skin healer.

Recent studies show BURDOCK contains phenolic acids, quercetin and luteolin – all powerful antioxidants. It is a blood cleanser and can be used to treat bites, boils, cysts, bruises and dermatitis. Made into an ointment or a hot poultice, it's a potent skin healer.

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Herbs for skin: 10 of the best natural skin healers - The jewel of the Mukti Organics range, ALOE VERA enriches almost all of our products. Its active constituents are natural plant sterols, organic acids, B vitamins, minerals, amino acids, polysaccharides and enzymes, which make it a remarkable skin food.

The jewel of the Mukti Organics range, ALOE VERA enriches almost all of our products. Its active constituents are natural plant sterols, organic acids, B vitamins, minerals, amino acids, polysaccharides and enzymes, which make it a remarkable skin food.

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