Am I talking about the famous sixties when being a flower child was a done thing? Dears, today it’s the turn to talk of flowers in skincare and beauty. With fruits working their natural magic on our skin, it’s also flowers that are used to get beautiful skin. Petals, stems, leaves and bulbs of these blooms take care of all our skin care woes. Here are three flowers that you can use in your skin care routine.
Rose – The toner and moisturizer: This flower is not just an embodiment of love but is a very potent skin care expert. Rose oils and extracts are known for their hydrating and emollient properties. These properties help your skin stay soft and supple. Dermatologists reveal that rose water contain tannin which helps in skin toning. That is not all, rose extracts are very rich in vitamin A, C, D and E and also flavonoids that act as anti oxidants and fight early aging and give your skin a wonderful glow. Try using ice cold rose water to your skin after you have come back from the sun. Not only will your skin feel refreshed and rejuvenated, your dehydrated skin will get that instant moisture it needs. If you want to incorporate roses in your skin care routine try out rose moisturizing lotions, essential oils, and rose water toners.
Lavender – The relaxer and soother: Most of us have used lavender in our bath products and as essential oils. We are all aware of the relaxing qualities of lavender which help maintain blood pressure levels, relieving nervous tension and pain. But what makes lavender so great in skin care is that this flower suits almost all skin types. Lavender flower extracts work as a great skin and scalp disinfectant. If it’s itchy bites, acne, pimples, blisters, boils plaguing you, try mixing lavender oil with chamomile and applying it to the affected area. Lavender also works on improving the natural elasticity of the skin as it stimulates collagen production. It also helps to rejuvenate tired skin during the difficult summer months and greatly helps in avoiding skin pigmentation. Try out lavender and patchouli combinations in moisturizers and skin cleansers.
Lotus – The healer and hydrator: Lotus flowers are powered by many medicinal qualities. They are known to fight skin allergies easily and this makes it an excellent ingredient for anti aging treatments. These flowers work as a natural astringent and have the ability to provide the skin with deep nourishment. Regular use of lotus flower products encourages skin regeneration and also delays the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles stalling premature ageing. The hydrating properties of this flower help in maintaining the moisture balance of the skin. To get your skin glowing make a face pack with dry lotus petals and gram flour, raw milk, curd and a wee bit of turmeric powder. Apply to face and wash off after ten minutes. Lotus based products are great for day use as they give the skin the protective cover it needs to combat environmental damage.
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