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Hier are showed some healthy herbs that you should have always at home. Do care your skin the natural way, lets see!

Mint

Mint is an energy-boosting herb which cleanses the liver to give you clearer skin and brighter eyes and drinking mint tea or chewing mint leaves will calm the body and decrease anxiety.

TIP: For dull blotchy skin just add mint teabags to your bath and enjoy a relaxing retreat.

Using mint leaves in a facial steam will liven and refresh the skin. Mint also makes a excellent revitalising hair rinse, can also be great in mouthwash and also helps to take care of aching and tired feet.

Sage

Sage is a superb herb to relax the nervous system and increase energy. The antioxidants found in sage can shield skin from free radicals and slow the signs of aging. If you suffer from acne, use sage leaves in a facial steam to completely engage the herbs antibacterial properties. You could also sage in mouthwash by putting 4-5 leaves in a cup of boiling water, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Once cooled use this recovery mouthwash to swish around your mouth.

TIP: Rub fresh sage leaves over gums and teeth for whiter teeth and healthy gums.

To deep cleansing normal skin try this nourishing face mask each week:

      • A few chopped sage leaves
      • 1 sliced apple
      • 2 tablespoons honey

Use a blender to mix ingredients and apply to the skin and leave for 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water.

Calendula

Calendula helps to eliminate toxins in the liver thus promoting healthy, luminous skin. You can eat the leaves and blossoms raw in salads and rice dishes or beverage hot infusions to improve blood circulation and help the body eliminate toxins through the skin. Infuse the petals to produce a simple face wash to reduce pores and clear acne or add the petals to a facial steam. To lighten fair hair wash your locks in an extract of petals or use the extract to soothe tired feet in a foot bath.

TIP: Skin lotions and face washes containing calendula extracts can help soothe an inflamed and sensitive complexion.

Kamille

Natural skincare products frequently use camomile for its softening, smoothing and healing properties. Kamille tea leaves the body perspiration which aids in flushing out toxins from the body, leaving you with clearer and brighter skin. Put camomile in a facial steam to deal with stains or wash your face with a camomile extract to soothe, heal and protect against scarring of acne. Using camomile teabags from the bath will soften and sooth irritated skin. If you’ve got blonde locks, try rinsing your hair with a camomile extract to lighten and add shine to your hair.

If you have sensitive skin try using this cleansing milk cream:

      • Fresh or dried camomile flowers
      • Mælk

Place the flowers and milk in a pan and warm gently over low heat for 15 minutes. Leave for one hour, then strain through a sieve. Store in the fridge for up tone week

Beauty Herbs for Fascial Steams

Adding herbs to a facial steam makes it a potent beauty booster. Herbal steams are a very simple and fragrant way to deep cleanse the skin. They help open up the pores, remove impurities and encourage circulation to leave your complicated glowing.

      • In a bowl, cover dried or fresh herbs in boiling water.
      • Lean over the bowl for ten minutes, with your head and bowl covered by a towel.
      • Then pat your face dry and dab a refreshing toner to close the pores.
      • Use once per week for oily skin, less frequently for dry skin – do not steam your face when you have thread veins.

Rosemary

One of my favorite herbs is rosemary. It’s terrific for clearing and brightening the complexion, boosts a slow digestion, accelerate the elimination of waste and enhances the absorption of nutrients. Rosemary is a powerful antioxidant that may help prevent the skin from damage and slow the aging process. Use fresh or dried leaves in a facial steam to improve blood circulation or use rosemary extract for dark hair to make it glow and reduce scalp irritation.

Rosemary Hair Mask

* Fresh rosemary leaves
* Mandler oil

Steep the leaves from the oil for 2 weeks.
Strain then warm the oil gently in a cup of warm water.
Apply to the roots, comb through, wrap your head in a warm towel for 15 minutes, then shampoo as normal.

TIP: Hang a bunch of rosemary under running water for an invigorating bath to rev you up before a day out

Lavendel

Lavender accounts, purifies and hydrates the skin, and it alleviates the spirits. Lavender vinegar balances excessive fatty secretions, helping to ward off stains – use as a toner after cleansing. Using lavender in a facial steam can help to cure skin. Lavender water can help to alleviate bloating and is a soothing cleanser. Try this face mask under.

      • Handful of lavender blossoms
      • One egg yolk for dry skin or 1 whisked egg white for oily skin
      • Cup of lotion

Mix all of the ingredients together with a spoon. Apply to the face, leave for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

TIP: Drink hot lavender infusions to get rid of toxins and brighten the complexion.

Beauty Herbs in Face Packs

Face packs help to cleanse, nourish and refresh the skin for all skin types but you have to pick the one that’s ideal for your skins needs. The lavender mask over is appropriate for oily or dry skin once accommodated accordingly. Make certain you cleanse skin first with a soft muslin cloth to gently exfoliate, pat your face dry. Then if your face is extremely dry, smooth on a little almond oil to protect it. Apply the mask and leave it on to work its magic for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with warm or cool water but not actually cold water as it can make the skin contract and feel tight. Finish to your favorite herbal moisturiser, let your face break without cosmetics fore several hours or overnight.

Making Infusions and Decoctions

Herbal infusions use the soft parts of plants – flowers, leaves and thin stems. Decoctions use the woody parts – stalks, bark, roots, seeds and berries, which need more warmth to release their healing abilities.

Infusions

Put 25g dried herbs or 50g fresh herbs into a teapot. Pour 600ml of boiling water into the teapot, cover and leave for up to ten minutes. Strain and drink hot or cold or use in beauty treatments, such as facial toners and hair rinses. Store in the fridge for up to 48 hours.

Decoctions

Pound, crush and bruise the herbs, then simmer with water in a steel or enamelled pan for 10 minutes. You’ll need 600ml of water to 25g of herb. Strain and use for infusions.