Spring is in the air, and the blossoms are starting to show their beautiful colors. Some of the most common flowers offer more than a nice fragrance and pretty face; the healing powers of flowers and their extracts have been used for ages to heal certain beauty and health concerns, especially when it comes to your skin.
This spring, look at the flowers around you from a different viewpoint, and take advantage of their restorative healing properties.
Rose is an excellent option for mature skin due to its hydrating properties and its ability to heal broken blood vessels (which can cause prolonged redness). Rose works to rejuvenate and regenerate the skin, fight dryness, and reduce redness. It is also known to help balance your emotional well-being.
Lavender can be found everywhere – from teas, to creams, shampoos, soaps, and more. It is a gentle option for all skin, and helps to balance oily, sensitive and dry skin types by controlling sebum production. It also contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties. The smell of lavender also promotes relaxation and stress relief.
Chamomile is most commonly found in teas for relaxation, calmness, and peace. However, these soothing properties can also be used to treat inflammation, puffiness, and a ruddy complexion. Chamomile strengthens the capillaries, which helps to tone down redness and calm the skin.
The hibiscus flower, most prevalent in Chinese medicine, is full of amino acids, antioxidants, and anti-aging alphahydroxy acids. It exfoliates, prevents premature aging, tones, firms, hydrates, and controls oil production. It is an all-around skin reviving flower.
The lotus flower, well-known as a sacred plant, is an antioxidant-rich skin conditioner that can intensely moisturize dry or aged skin. It can also be used to fade brown spots, improve skin elasticity, and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. The root of the plant I full of vitamins B and C and iron and ideal for maintaining healthy skin.
The petals of the orchid flower have regenerating and protective properties to help skin stay hydrated, fight the signs of aging, and stay protected from environmental stressors. The flower is gentle enough to benefit all skin types.
Jasmine is sought after for its pore declogging powers, moisturization, and ability to soften skin. High-quality jasmine flowers can cost quite a bit, so the majority of products containing jasmine actually use jasmine wax. The wax offers skin an extra bit of protection as well, as it can keep toxins from the environment from soaking in. Products containing jasmine often have a warming effect that helps to increase circulation.