5 Herbs for Healthy Glowing Skin



Many people have been conditioned to believe that lab-created products are better for their skin but that couldn't be further from the truth. Products with harmful chemicals and long ingredient lists can burden the body and even accelerate aging.


Want to know a little secret? The skin loves natural ingredients it can recognize and utilize. The simpler the better.


The skin has Langerhans cells that are involved in immune surveillance and unhealthy ingredients can put the body into overdrive. So why not nourish your skin, hair, and nails with effective natural ingredients found right in your kitchen?


The kitchen is an amazing place to find ingredients to add to your beauty routine. Each one can gently and effectively enhance your beauty while supporting your health. The extra bonus is that you can eat them too!


Creating your own beauty recipes is a wonderful way to become self-reliant and confident in caring for your health and beauty.



Try 5 Herbs for Glowing Skin



Hibiscus


Rich in vitamin C which supports collagen and elastin for a radiant appearance.


The gentle exfoliating properties found in Hibiscus nourish cells, slough off dead skin, and encourage a brighter appearance.


How to incorporate hibiscus into your beauty routine


  • Enjoy hibiscus tea for a beauty from within approach. Promote collagen and elastin production with each delicious sip.


  • Add 1 tsp hibiscus powder to 1 tablespoon honey and apply to clean skin. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse. Hello, glowing skin!


  • Create a DIY Herbal facial steam. Mix 1 tbsp hibiscus flowers and other herbs of choice with boiling water. Take off heat and steam face.


Related Article: How to Create an Herbal Facial Steam


  • Create a hibiscus hair rinse for healthy hair growth.

Add 2 tsp hibiscus flowers to boiling water. Simmer for 20 minutes. Let steep overnight. strain. After shampooing hair pour hibiscus rinse over hair and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse and condition.




Turmeric


A potent anti-inflammatory that supports the health of the whole body. Excess inflammation can lead to health-related disorders which directly influence how we look and feel.


Turmeric also does a wonderful job at helping the body adapt to stress while supporting balanced energy for an inner glow.



How to incorporate Turmeric into your beauty routine


Try a DIY Manuka Honey and Turmeric Face Mask


In this television episode on LATV Network, I demonstrate how to make a glowing skin face mask using turmeric and manuka honey. Watch the episode to learn about the amazing skin benefits of using turmeric in your beauty routine.



10 Reasons to Try a Turmeric and Manuka Honey Face Mask


  • Reduces hyperpigmentation

  • Brightens dark spots

  • Minimizes acne

  • Reduces acne scars

  • Gently exfoliates

  • Balances bacteria on the skin

  • Soothes and moisturizes skin

  • Decreases inflammation

  • Supports graceful aging

  • Encourages a healthy glow


Also, add turmeric to foods for a nutrient boost.



Tulsi


My favorite herb. Also known as Holy Basil.

Tulsi is know as the "Queen of herbs" and for good reason. It is

rich in antioxidants to protect the skin from free radical damage, supports collagen production, supports a healthy stress response, rich in vitamin K, supports bronchial health, balances excess sebum, and supports balanced energy.



How to incorporate Tulsi into your beauty routine


  • Enjoy Tulsi tea or a supplement to reduce stress. Excess stress takes a major toll on our health and appearance and Tulsi does a great job at helping the body adapt.

  • Add Tulsi leaves to simmering water for a facial steam


  • Make a Tulsi Skin Calming Face Pack

Add 1 tbsp Tulsi with filtered water to create a paste. If you can't find the loose herb you can cut open Tulsi tea bags.

Mix well and apply to the face. Spritz with a hydrosol or water whenever you feel it start to dry. Leave on for 30-1 hour.




Chamomile


Reduces stress, one of the top beauty zappers. Keeping chamomile tea handy is a great way to protect your mind, body, and skin.


Chamomile also works beautifully when applied topically to sensitive skin that needs a little extra tender loving care.