Medicinal herbs — a large group of plants, parts of which are used as raw material for prophylactic and therapeutic purposes in medicine and cosmetology. Of them can make wonderful masks for the face, which can solve a variety of problems, from wrinkles to eliminate the inflamed pimples. Just need to know how to use herbs for the face and what specific properties of each of them. This does not necessarily be able to correctly collect, store and dry herbs, because the pharmacies are sold ready for application fees.
Overview of herbs for the skin
Medicinal herbs for the face — a great many, and to understand them is very difficult. Not to get lost in this variety, it is enough to determine what problems you most want to get rid of. It can be pimples or pigmented spots, wrinkles or double chin, and dryness or oiliness of the skin. To eliminate hindering you to live the scourge of the need to pick up and the grass itself.
- Aloe Vera — anti-acne and for oily skin.
- Butterbur control of the sebaceous glands.
- Immortelle — anti-inflammations on the face of a different kind.
- Birch — for oily skin type.
- Oak — eliminates greasy Shine from your face.
- Oregano — for humidification.
- St. John's wort — has anti-inflammatory properties that are useful against acne and acne.
- Calendula is invaluable in inflammatory conditions, rashes, allergies on the face, soothes irritated skin, moisturizes.
- Nettle is one of the best care products for oily skin, has cleansing properties.
- Lavender — has a calming effect on irritated and stressed skin.
- Linden — vs of the sebaceous glands in the skin.
- Burdock (root) is useful for oily skin.
- Mother-and-stepmother — makes the skin smooth and silky, rashes.
- Mint — is used against the fat content and the abundance of sebaceous secretions.
- Parsley has bleaching properties.
- Plantain — heals oily skin and acne.
- Dandelion against dark spots.
- Rosemary — smoothes wrinkles, has a rejuvenating effect.
- Chamomile is anti — inflammatory and regenerating agent: stops the aging process, prevents early appearance of wrinkles, heals any acne and pimples.
- Rowan has a highly effective cleaning action: removes blackheads.
- Thyme — needed to hydrate dry skin.
- Series — used to treat allergies and various rashes on the face.
- Sage — has a lifting effect, makes skin radiant and youthful.
- Horsetail — recommended for oily skin.
All of these beneficial herbs for the skin — just the tip of the iceberg in the vast sea. Actually them much more (in medicine, there are more than 2 000 names of medicinal plants), but for in-home cosmetology will be enough of these 20.
If they have grown so much that it interfere with life, pick them for specific medicinal plant: for this there are certain indications.
Indications for use of medicinal plants
Very often the question arises, what herbs to use when you face one problem or another. In order to facilitate search of the necessary raw materials, in herbal medicine there are special indications for home treatment of skin herbs. Use them to purposefully and not accidentally to stock up on the desired grass.
- Herbs for acne: aloe, immortelle, St. John's wort, calendula, lavender, mother-and-stepmother, plantain, chamomile,.
- Herbs for oily skin: aloe, Butterbur, birch, oak, nettle, Linden, burdock root, mint, plantain, horsetail.
- Herbs for dry skin: oregano, calendula, thyme.
- Herbs against wrinkles: mother and stepmother, rosemary, chamomile, sage.
- Herbs with the effect of purification: the mountain ash, nettle.
- Herbs against age spots: dandelion, parsley.
As can be seen from this list of indications herbs from acne on the face is one of the most numerous groups, and this is not surprising. In medicinal plants contains a sufficient amount of organic acids, volatile and tannins, which have anti-inflammatory properties. They disinfect the affected skin, soothe irritation and localized, and then remove the foci of inflammation. So for my skin herbs are recommended for mandatory use. In adolescence in the absence of allergies, drug charges can also be used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Maximum benefit from herbs you can achieve if you do everything correctly.
Rules of using herbs
To herbs for skin have fulfilled their task, you must know how to prepare a medicinal decoction (infusion) and implement at home. No need to think that medicinal plants are absolutely safe and can not cause harm. Those who are familiar with the basics of herbal medicine, I know that they sometimes cause the worst allergic reactions even when applied topically. So to start you need to familiarize yourself with the basics of homemade cosmetics with herbs, and then put the whole thing into practice.
- The simplest solution to any skin problems is to buy the corresponding readings of the grass (as dry charge) at your local pharmacy, read the manual of brewing, and the resulting broth is used for the purpose. Healing herbal infusions and decoctions for skin can be added to any face mask.
- The most effective solution to collect medicinal raw materials alone in the forest, field, suburban area — anywhere that is far enough away from the city, factories, industrial zones, major highways.
- Check the grass for the presence of allergens to your skin.
- If the herbs were independent, they can be used immediately, fresh: it might be more useful because they will still be full of different substances. You can stock up on them for the future to enjoy their cosmetic effect in the long winter evenings. Drying the collected medicinal plants have in ventilated and dry premises, which does not penetrate the direct rays of the sun. When you do this, you need to constantly stir them so that they are not stale and not moldy. It will take two weeks — not less.
- One rule on the use of herbs for cosmetic purposes it is necessary to observe strictly. Fresh feed should be used immediately, within 1-2 days. Shelf life of dried herbs (if you keep them in boxes or paper bags) — not more than 2 years.
- A very important point is how to prepare herbal teas (or infusions). For a start plant to grind: fresh herbs chopped with a knife, and dry enough to grind in his hands. Then, the resulting powder (1-2 tablespoons) pour boiling, just removed from fire water (a glass). All this is best done in a glass or ceramic bowl. If, after the drug shut the lid and leave for half an hour, the output will be flavorful and very good for the skin infusion of herbs. If you put it to languish in a water bath for 20-30 minutes, in the end get no less than a healing potion. Will only drain both and add to the beauty a homemade mask.
- But most of the funds are used for the face still crushed leaves or flowers of plants.
- In General, any face mask from natural products that you used to do at home can be done with herbs. For this is enough fluid in their composition (water, juice, milk) are to be replaced with decoctions and infusions from medicinal plants in the same quantities specified in the recipes.
- Herbal face mask is recommended for oily skin — every other day for oily twice a week, dry — 1 time per 7 days. If the herbal decoctions for the skin to use as regular prevention funds (from the premature appearance of wrinkles, prevent the formation of pimples, etc.), these masks will be enough to do 1 every 10 days, as they are very powerful and effective in its impact on the epidermis.
- The skin can be treated not only through herbal masks. Another way of using medicinal plants for this purpose daily cleanser. The same prepared infusion or decoction is poured in a bowl of filtered warm water (1 Cup of raw materials in 500 ml of water): the face is enough to wash the solution twice a day.
- If no time to do such procedures, it is possible several times a day wipe face with a cotton pad soaked in the prepared herbal decoction.
Ways to use herbs good for skin, — a large number. Important — to be able to select to solve your problem you need a medicinal plant and to use it properly. In folk medicine and home cosmetics, you can find many recipes for all kinds of masks and tonics based on herbs. The goal of each of them — to prolong youth and beauty of skin.
Recipes masks from herbs for face
Despite the variety and abundance of different recipes, not to get carried away with herbs too. You can start with treatment masks, and then change the plant and deal with the rubbing cubes of ice, then use a toner daily, but again from the other herbs. Everything should be in moderation.
- Dandelion against pigment spots
Chop the dandelion greens (3 table. spoon), add cold filtered (or boiled or mineral) water (2 tea spoons), melted to liquid honey (2 tablespoons).
Prepare a decoction of wormwood, dissolve it (2 tables. spoons) still hot, thick porridge, cooked with fresh, full-fat milk (to take the same quantity as broth and sage), add chopped lemon zest (2 tsp).
Stand the aloe leaves in the fridge 1-2 weeks, squeeze out the juice (table. lie.), mix it with grinded into flour natural oatmeal (2 tablespoons).
Chamomile flowers (2 tables. lies.) crush, mix with fresh, natural, preferably fat yogurt (same amount), add a raw egg.
- Yarrow for improving complexion
Fresh yarrow flowers and leaves of sorrel, minced (1 tablespoon), add to them chopped into the flour flakes (1 tablespoon L.), raw egg yolk (whole egg).
Fresh young nettle leaves and flowers of Hypericum perforatum (1 tbsp.) grind and add fresh, low-fat sour cream (2 tablespoons liters), concentrated lemon juice (1 teaspoon).
Fresh leaves of dandelion and peppermint in equal amounts (1 table lodges.) crush, mix with raw egg, add melted on a water bath honey (1 tea spoon).
Fresh sheets of plain psyllium to wash, grind, mix with flour from rolled oats in equal amounts (1 table lodges.).
Need to know what are useful herbs for the face to use to a personal beautician was not a harmful chemicals from store-bought tubes, and mother nature. It will quickly affect the condition of the skin: it will become more smooth, clean, firm and elastic. The aging process will be slowed down, and will not need to be afraid of premature wrinkles and folds that SAG. To make all this a reality, and medicinal herbs for cosmetic purposes you need to use regularly and properly. Then the results will not keep itself waiting long.