Our skin is often the first thing people notice when we introduce ourselves. With the rise of airbrushing and photoshop, there is an increasing expectation for flawless skin (which usually does more harm than good!). But here’s the thing – your skincare and anti-aging routine actually begins with what is going on internally, not just with what you put on your skin.
In this article, I will explore the power of herbal-based skincare for anti-aging properties. I will begin with the history of herbal skincare products, followed by a brief overview of some powerful herbal ingredients for skin health. Now, let’s dive in!
Did You Know?
Your skin is actually an organ (just like your kidney or liver), and it is the largest organ in your entire body!
The Historical Use of Herbs for Skincare
Your skin forms the barrier between your internal and external world, and the health of your skin is a reflection of both your environment and your inner wellbeing. Herbs have been used by traditional healers around the world for thousands of years. In fact, herbs were our first form of medicine, and many modern pharmaceuticals are based on herbal compounds.
Traditionally, healers applied herbs to the skin through poultices, pastes, liniments, creams, salves, infused oils, and many other preparations. Additionally, traditional medicinal practices have long understood that your skin is intimately connected with your internal processes, and truly holistic skincare begins with what you eat, think, and breathe in addition to what you put on your body.
The Most Powerful Herbal Ingredients for Herbal-Based Skincare
Mugwort is a powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory herb that soothes irritated skin. These powerful properties make mugwort an excellent choice to address acne, rosacea, and skin sensitivities. The calming and cooling properties of mugwort will give your face a youthful and vibrant glow.
Ginger is commonly thought of as the greatest panacea or all-around healer – both internally and externally. This immune-boosting herb has potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, helping to reduce wrinkles, promote collagen production, and reduce inflammation for that anti-aging win!
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C serums have now become all the rage in skincare products – these compounds can be found in many different fruits and herbs as the best antioxidants available! Regularly applying vitamin C to your skin can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smooth your skin’s texture, and promote a healthy, ageless glow.
- Pink Peppercorn
Pink peppercorn is a lesser-known herbal powerhouse that tremendously impacts skin health. This herb is another excellent antioxidant that supports your immune system, fights off bacteria in your pores, and promotes wound healing to reduce the signs of scars and dark spots. It is also excellent at reducing inflammation and swelling.
Check Out Our Herbal-Based Skincare Products at Lanveur Skincare
At Lanveur Skincare, I understand the complexity of skincare and have witnessed firsthand the power of an all-natural skincare approach for anti-aging. Through my own struggles and frustrations with conventional health products, I realized that there had to be a better way that draws upon the wisdom of nature for healing. So, I created a range of herbal-based skincare and beauty products that honored this timeless wisdom.
Make sure to check out my many all-natural skincare products to begin your journey into the world of herbal-based wellness for radiant skin!