Since the early days of mankind, the topic of skin care and beauty has always been at the forefront, and herbal skin care is no exception.
Modern technology has allowed skin care to transform in a huge manner. Natural skin care treatments have been taken over by chemical and or synthetic based skin care treatments.
Due to these new technologies, natural skin care remedies that were once considered common place, have quickly become obsolete.
This transformation from herbal skin care to synthetic, can probably be attributed to two things – our laziness (or just the fast pace of lives) and the commercialization of skin care.
If fact, even herbal skin care treatments have become mass produced. While this is good in some respect, the fact that these herbal remedies have been diluted with preservatives to increase shelf life is a disappointment. Simply put, these herbal remedies with preservatives are not as potent as their homemade versions.
Presently, there is a trend amongst the health conscious that are seeking truly natural skin care treatments that are produced without preservatives.
Even though we have the knowledge and understanding of the benefits of homemade herbal skin care treatments, the majority of us still opt to purchase products from the commercial market rather than make them ourselves.
A perfect example of an herbal skin care treatment is Aloe Vera. It is an extract from the Aloe plant.
Freshly extracted aloe Vera is a natural hydrant that helps in soothing skin. It also helps in healing cuts and treating sun burns.
Along with Aloe, dandelion, chamomile, and rosemary are also known to possess healing elements. They are considered to be most effective when they are used in combination with various teas.
Furthermore, one must consider the antiseptic value of herbs when it comes to skin care. Excellent examples of herbs known for their antiseptic properties include lavender, marigold, fennel and thyme.