When it comes to what we put on and in our bodies, we're all about making the most of natural ingredients. Fortunately, when it comes to skincare, there are plants and herbs to target every issue. Whether you're looking to clear up acne, fight eczema, or simply give your skin a more youthful look, check out these five ingredients to add to your skincare routine this spring.
Jasmine, in addition to having a scent we adore, is full of benefits for your skin. It's known as an anti-inflammatory, so it can help to reduce redness and irritation. It also is an antiseptic, which means it helps to fight infections. When it comes to your skin, this property allows it to help treat infections ranging from cuts to acne, and, in doing so, it helps wounds heal more quickly.
While we may not think of using turmeric outside of the kitchen, the truth is that the spice has a number of healing properties that warrant its inclusion in your skincare routine. Turmeric is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, which help your skin achieve a natural glow. It also is thought to have anti-aging properties, and, like jasmine, it can help to heal wounds. A final benefit of the spice? It can reduce the appearance of scars from acne and other skin conditions.
In addition to waking up our senses with its invigorating scent, mint is also a skin superhero. It helps relieve itchiness and irritation, even from causes like mosquito bites, and effectively soothes and cleanses your skin. Like cinnamon, mint is an astringent, so it can be used to make your pores smaller and reduce the likelihood of breakouts. It is also an effective treatment against acne due to its concentration of salicylic acid, which you're likely familiar with from other skincare products. Salicylic acid is useful in getting rid of dead skin, and mint is an easy and natural way to incorporate it in your skincare routine.
Take advantage of these properties and others with our Cleansing Bar in Cooling Mint for allover skin relief. You can also get mint's benefits in our Peppermint Lip Butter for lips that taste as great as they feel!
Lavender is another skincare powerhouse. Its antibacterial properties make it an effective ingredient against acne, and it also reduces redness and inflammation. Lavender can also help fight conditions like eczema and psoriasis by relieving dry skin and irritation. On a more cosmetic level, lavender can help lighten skin to get rid of dark spots, and, thanks to its wealth of antioxidants, it can help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles on your face and neck. Use lavender on a cut and it may help to reduce scarring by promoting cell and tissue growth.
With so many benefits, it's little wonder we have a myriad of ways to use lavender. Go for the basics like Lavender Soap or Lavender Body Lotion, or opt for the Aqua Aura Eye Cremeto counter everything from fine lines to dark circles.
While it's best known for its calming effects, chamomile offers a range of other benefits to your skin. It helps to both soothe and soften skin, and its oils have been shown to penetrate past the top layer of skin to provide deeper nourishment and healing. Like lavender, there's been research into chamomile as an effective treatment against eczema, and it also has antibacterial properties to help heal wounds. In addition, the herb has been used to help with sunburns and rashes by offering cooling relief.
Ready to take your skincare to the next level? Start by incorporating these five herbs for healthy and glowing skin all year round.