11 Magical Herbs & Spices for Your Skin and Hair

Do you know what women have used for skin and hair care thousands of years back? Yes, everything natural! Fresh and dried plants and flowers, from which oils were made, various homemade creams, even makeup. Your skin and hair is a direct reflection of your lifestyle, so make sure you spice up your life for beautiful skin and strong hair!

Turmeric

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Its most active compound curcumin has many scientifically-proven health benefits: it may reduce dark circles, soothe dry skin, calm skin conditions like eczema and rosacea and improve skin complexion.

Ginger

Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants and minerals. It that can help reduce the  redness, improve the skin’s texture and is great for anti-aging purpose.

Cinnamon

The anti-fungal, antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties of cinnamon help against acne, eczema, and other skin infections. Cinnamon also has astringent properties, which help to shrink pores and make skin smoother.

Calendula

Calendula is absolutely amazing for dry and sensitive skin! It heals inflammation, sunburn, stretch marks, stimulates collagen production and restores elasticity.

Chamomile

Both Roman and German chamomile are used in skincare and both are known for their anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, refreshing and calming properties. They help fade spots, eliminate acne scars and moisturize the skin.

Basil

Basil is perfect both for skin and hair. It increases scalp circulation (treats dry scalp) and promotes hair growth. Basil has antifungal and antibiotic properties, and is rich in antioxidants and Vitamins A and C.

Thyme

Thyme has long been used for its health benefits. It’s known for its exfoliating, antiseptic  and anti-irritating properties. Thyme essential oil heals wounds, scars and cuts.  It is a common ingredient in hair products because encourages growth and delivers nutrients.

Lavender

Lavender has antioxidants and antimicrobial properties, it protects the skin’s natural barrier and balances pH level. It also helps fight acne and eczema. Lavander essential oil stimulates hair growth and has calming effect on the scalp.

Mint

This calming, aromatic herb has antiseptic properties and it is perfect as skin cleanser. It tones, rejuvenates and has an extremely refreshing effect on your skin. Mint is one of the highest sources of carotene and antioxidants and helps reduce dandruff and restore hydration levels in scalp.

Garlic

Garlic has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic properties. It contains  vitamin C, vitamin B-6, selenium and zinc. Garlic may help reduce swelling and inflammation, slow down skin aging and is good for fighting wrinkles.

Saffron

Saffron is full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It helps even skin tone and boost elasticity. Saffron water has prevents hair loss, repairs hair follicles and promotes hair growth.

 

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