Herbs and plants have been used for healing purposes for a long time. The legacy of our ancestors, be it natural or traditional medicine, has now been combined with modern medicine.
Our skin is a natural protective barrier against external aggressions, but it is also the mirror of our internal health. Cleaning and caring can keep the skin healthy on the outside, but some deeper skin problems require both internal and external remedies to soothe and treat rashes, pimples, and itching.
Nowadays, there has been a great demand for natural and organic products, particularly when it comes to skin care. The medical industry seems to have picked up on this demand because many organic and natural products have been produced in recent years to ensure that consumers are less exposed to harmful synthetic ingredients that are not good for the body.
Producing organic skincare products costs more, so people tend to settle for cheaper chemical-based products. We should take advantage of the resources that nature offers for skin care in a natural way.
With this objective in mind, below is a list of five best herbs that are ideal in soothing skin rashes and taking care of your skin.
Calendula is known for its hydrating and soothing properties. It is traditionally used to moisturize dry and sensitive skin and helps relieve minor irritations and rashes, soothe sensitive skin in children and soothe the skin after shaving.
Products including calendula guarantees maximum effectiveness through the use of different forms of active ingredients: calendula oil, calendula tincture and an infusion with marigold.
Calendula is a calming herb with high levels of carotenoids or vitamin A-like compounds that heal chapped and irritated skin and reduce dermatitis. It promotes rapid skin rejuvenation and wound healing (especially burns), making it an extremely beneficial herbal treatment for damaged skin.
Lavender has antiseptic properties that have been shown to cure acne and other skin issues. This property helps kill the bacteria that cause skin rashes. Lavender oil also serves as an anti-inflammatory, helping that the pimples that have already formed do not become over-infected and the skin does not swell. It is also special because it does not clog pores.
It anti-inflammatory properties cause the skin to relax and is also affected in eczema, sunburn and acne breakouts. It is also effective on skin bites.
Native to North Africa, Chamomile is a traditional herb used to soothe and calm skin rashes and itching due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to relieve irritations, reduce inflammation and calm affected skin.
This plant from the same family as the daisy contains flavonoids with exceptional anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It brings calm and softness to your skin. It is also renowned for its calming virtues on the nervous system. Very rich in vitamin E, it protects the youthfulness of the epidermis by maintaining all of the cell membranes. Better defended, your skin ages less quickly and is perfectly protected from free radicals.
One of the best-known herbs for dealing with multiple problems, dandelion isalso helpful in soothing skin rashes and chapped skin. When combined with herbs like rosemary and red clover, its anti-inflammatory properties are further enhanced that can be effective in acne, eczema, and other skin problems. Dandelion roots and leaves extractsare available in different forms: essential oils, tincture, capsules.
The skin healing properties present in these herbs have been known since ancient times. Although skin rashes and other mild problems generally improve over time, these symptoms are very irritating. So having herbal remediesin hand to calm rashes can be of great help.