NATURAL SKIN HEALING REMEDIES

SKIN HEALING FLOWERS

Flowers are regarded as a symbol of love, beauty and a gift of nature as they are used by people to provoke the feelings of love and happiness due to their power to make people happy and cheerful. Apart from expressing feelings and emotions, a lot of studies have shown that flowers have healing properties. Some flowers when mixed with other medicinal herbs become a healer to aching and rough or even ugly skins. Rose petals and chamomile soothe and nourish the skin while orange blossoms calm and brighten.

Natural drugs from the plants are gaining popularity because of several advantages such as often having fewer side effects, better patient tolerance, being relatively less expensive and acceptable due to a long history of use. Besides herbal medicines provide rational means for treatment of many diseases that are obstinate and incurable in other systems of medicine. For these reasons several plants have been investigated for treatment of skin diseases ranging from itching to skin cancer. So far 31 plants have been reported to be effective in various skin diseases during the past 17 years.

What is wellness?

Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease. Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and a fulfilling life. Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial live a higher quality life.

SKIN WELLNESS

Your skin is a direct reflection of total body health and your skin’s health is heavily influenced by the foods you eat and the personal care products you use. As your body’s largest organ, skin provides the first sign that something is wrong internally but unfortunately common prescriptions rarely address the underlying problem.

Your skin’s health relies on maintaining its delicate PH balance and community of bacteria. What you eat may have a big effect on your skin and also the personal products you use on your skin affect your internal health.

The following flowers and their blend with aloe vera facilitates skin wellness as they have medicinal traits.

LAVENDER 

    Place dried lavender flowers on your altar to deepen your spiritual connection and expand your awareness.

    LAVENDER CLEANSER FOR NORMAL, MATURE, OR SENSITIZE SKIN.

    This is a gentle cleanser with lavender to soothe and tighten and chamomile to calm.

    INGREDIENTS

    1 ounce (28g) fresh lavender, or ½ ounce (14g) dried lavender

    1 ounce (28g) fresh chamomile, or ½ ounce (14g) dried chamomile

    1 quart (1L) water

    1/3 cup (40g) aloe vera powder 1 cup (235 ml) vegetable glycerin

    ¼ cup (80 g) honey

    15 drops jojoba oil

    10 drops rosehip oil

    DIRECTIONS

    To make the herbal infusion

    • Pour simmering water over the herbs and let them steep for 15 to 20 minutes. You should cover them while steeping to make sure you don’t lose any of the plants’ goodness.
    • Strain with a strainer and cheesecloth.
    • Combine the infusion with the remaining ingredients in a sterile mixing bowl, and mix well with a hand mixer.
    • Once everything is fully mixed together, pour it into sterile amber bottle. 
    • Store it in a cool place, preferably the refrigerator. 
    • After 1 week, discard and start fresh.

    To use

    • Place the desired amount onto a facial sponge or a washcloth and gently wipe in a circular motion.
    • Then rinse with warm water and pat dry.
    • Follow with toner and moisturizer.

    ROSE

      Rose is the master herb of love. Placing a bouquet of roses on your altar will deepen your experience of divine love. To balance your emotions and enhance self-love and acceptance, bathe with some rose petals floating on the water. Doing so will help you relax and become more centered.

      ROSE POWDERED CLEANSER FOR MATURE OR DRY SKIN

      This combination of moisture-replenishing clays reduces the appearance of wrinkles by tightening the skin, fighting the signs of aging.

      INGREDIENTS

      • ½ cup (60 g) kaolin clay
      • 1/3  cup (40 g) rice flour 
      • 1/3 cup (40 g) rosehip powder
      • ¼ cup (30 g) rhassoul clay
      • 1btablespoon (14 g) powdered lavender
      • 1 tablespoon (14 g) powdered rose petals

      DIRECTIONS

      Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until well blended, and then transfer to a clean, moisture-free container.

      TO USE

      Spoon some cleanser into the palm of your hand and apply a wetting agent (e.g. water, milk, almond milk, or honey) to create a paste.

      Apply to your face and neck, avoid the eye area.

      Leave on for 2 to 5 minutes and then rinse off

      ALOE VERA

        Aloe vera is rich in vitamin C, E and beta carotene which gives it its nourishing and anti-ageing qualities.it can moisturize the skin without making it greasy, which makes it a great buy for those with oily skin.

        For dry skin

        • Take some aloe vera, a pinch of turmeric, a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of milk and a few drops of rose water.
        • Blend this mixture until you get a paste.
        • Apply the paste and leave it for about 20 minutes.

        Aloe vera scrub

        • Grab ½ a cup of fresh aloe vera gel, a cup of sugar and 2 tbsp. of lemon juice. The sugar will help exfoliate and scrub off dead skin, the aloe vera will deep clean the skin and the lemon will help fade out scars.
        • Stir the 3 ingredients together and,
        • Use it to scrub both face and body.

        Aloe vera for sensitive skin

        • Grab some aloe vera gel, cucumber juice, and yogurt and rose oil and blend them to a paste.
        • Apply and leave for  15 to 25 minutes
        • Rinse it off

        Aloe vera for acne

        Grab some aloe vera, blended walnuts with a flour like consistency and honey. Aloe vera’s healing property coupled together with the anti-oxidants from honey will give you a smooth and clear skin.

        Facts about aloe vera

        • Aloe contains cooling properties similar to methanol therefore can soothe and heal sunburns.
        • Reduces tissue damage from frostbites.
        • Alleviates mysterious rashes
        • Prevents pesky pimples and treat acne.
        • Brightening of skin whereas aloe can also decrease pigmentation and dark spots.
        • Prevents scarring and stretch marks.

        CHAMOMILE 

        Chamomile Cleanser for dry or mature skin

         

        This soothing, moisture-enhancing blend of herbs is aided by the natural humectant and skin-soothing effects of aloe, glycerin, and honey.

        INGREDIENTS

        1 ounce (28 g) dried chamomile

        1 ounce (28 g) dried alfalfa

        1 ounce (28 g) dried calendula

        ½ ounce (14 g) dried fennel seeds 1 ½ quarts (1.5 L) water, heated to a simmer 1/3 cup (40 g) aloe vera powder,1 cup (235 ml)vegetable glycerin

        ¼ cup (80 g) honey

        15 drops jojoba oil

        15 drops apricot kernel oil

        DIRECTIONS

        To make the herbal infusion,

        • Pour simmering water over the herbs and let them steep for 15 to 25 minutes.
        • Cover them while steeping to make sure you don’t lose any of the plants’ goodness.
        • Strain with a strainer and cheesecloth.
        • Combine the infusion with the remaining ingredients in a sterile mixing bowl, and mix well with a hand mixer.
        • Pour it into a sterile amber bottle.
        • Store in a cool place, preferably the refrigerator.
        • After one week, discard and start fresh.

        How To use

        • Place the desired amount onto a facial sponge.
        • Gently wipe in a circular motion.
        • Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
        • Follow with toner and moisturizer.

        Other than flowers and their mixtures with aloe vera, we also have other conventional skin treatments like;

        • Antibacterial-These medicines, like bactroban or cleocine, are often used to treat or prevent infection.
        • Benzoyl peroxide-creams and other products containing benzoyl peroxide are used to treat acne.
        • Corticosteroids- These are used to treat skin conditions including eczema and come in many forms including foams, lotions, ointments and creams.
        • Antifungal agents- Lamisil, lotrimin and nizoral are few examples of common topical antifungal drugs used to treat skin conditions such as ringworm and athlete’s foot.