7 Natural Herb for Skin Cure | What herb that are usually using for skin health? not only healing but also for beauty and protect from damage, drying, inflammation, acne, and aging process? Here are 7 natural herb for skin care as the answers.
7 Natural Herb for Skin Cure1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera have many healing characteristic that know as long as 1000 years ago. Gel aloe vera that apply to skin have benefits to moisturizer, disinfectant, and stimulate the regeneration process. If your skin get acne, Aloe Vera can decrease the inflammation and hamper the bradikinin hormonal forming and prostaglandin. In addition, Aloe Vera also benefits to as additive in sunscreen product.
2. Olive Oil
Olive oil obtained from the fruit of the olive tree (Olea Europaea) that squeezed with maximum temperature 40 ° Celsius. Because the taste and health benefits, golden yellow oil is not only used in cosmetic products, but also used in cooking. For cosmetics, olive oil can be used as bath oils or applied as a moisturizer on the dry parts of the skin such as the face, elbows and feet to help the skin regain natural oil balance. When combined with vinegar and water in equal proportions, olive oil can soften your skin. Vinegar acts to help brighten skin color and exfoliate.
Olive oil has monounsaturated fatty acids, polyphenols, and vitamin E which protects the skin from damage by free radicals. Therefore, the application of olive oil on the skin can slow the signs of aging (reducing fine lines), to prevent skin cancer and reduce the damage caused by sun exposure.
3. Chamomile Oil
Other natural herb for skin care is chamomile oil. The dry chamomile flower is a traditional drug that know times ago in ancient Egypt, Greece, and ancient Romawi (they usually consume it as tea), the popularity of chamomile flower develop as long as middle century, when used as drug for many disease, like: asthma, colic, fever, inflammation, nausea, nervous complaints, skin diseases and cancer. The chamomile may be the popular drug at that time, the latest research have identified the characteristic of chamomile as anti inflammation, anti-bacteria, anti-allergy, and sedative that strong for the old popularity.
4. Almond Oil
Almond trees have been cultivated since about 4,000 years ago. There are two types of almonds: sweet and bitter almond. For skin care, which is primarily used sweet almond oil (Prunus dulcis). This oil is extracted from the fruit of the almond tree with pressure at cold temperatures. Almond oil is a yellowish, odorless and suitable for the treatment of skin problems. Its use is primarily as a base or additive in cosmetics. The content of unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid in almond oil makes the skin more resistant to infection and provides protection from ultraviolet. Palmitic acid in them ensures that almond oil penetrate well in the skin making it suitable as a moisturizer and a skin. In addition, the vitamin E content of its role as an antioxidant.
5. Green Tea
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) has been taken since 5000 years ago. Unlike black tea, green tea plant enzymes are not inactivated by heating immediately after picking. Green tea contains tannins, polyphenols, caffeine and fluoride.
Green tea extract with a concentration of two percent is enough to protect the skin against free radicals. Green tea extract is used in cosmetic products for skin aging and UV protection (sunscreen).
6. Argan Oil
Argan oil comes from the seeds of the argan tree (Argania spinosa). The tree only grows in limited areas in Morocco. Since 1998, the area was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Argan oil which scented golden yellow very fragrant, so widely used in the food and cosmetic industries. To get the source of oil, argan seeds to be roasted and then pressed in cold temperature. This oil is very expensive. For cosmetic purposes, oils can also be obtained with a mixture of an organic solvent which is cheaper.
Argan oil is mainly used to reduce wrinkles because it contains some substances that are effective against skin aging: linolenic acid that promotes renewal of skin cells and supports the immunological processes, squalene which protects against cancer by neutralizing free radicals and UV radiation, and the effect of anti-tocopherol inflammatory and antioxidant.
Yam is a natural herbal skin care for others is yam (Pachyrhizus erosus). Tuber plant has been used for generations in Indonesia as masks, scrubs, facial cleansers, and moisturizers. Bengkoang a high water content has moisturizing effect, relaxes and refreshes the skin.
As with other natural ingredients that are beneficial to the skin, yam contains antioxidants vitamin C, flavonoids, and saponins which acts to prevent skin damage by free radicals. Yam also has other benefits as bleach, thanks phenolic substances in it that inhibits the formation of melanin (pigmentation) caused by the sun's UV rays, acne scars or cosmetic side effects.