Flowers are not only needed to embellish your home, but they can also be used for nourishing your skin. The compounds present in certain flowers stimulate production of new cells and heals several skin ailments.
Here is a list of four flowers that can be part of your skin care routine.
For centuries, rose petals are used for skin nourishment. Rose water is used as a skin toner. It helps to refresh your skin. To pamper your self with spa-like treatment at home, add handfuls of rose petals in your bathtub water, and immerse in the water. Rose water is added to facials. Rose is suitable for all skin types. It is used as an astringent for oily skin and as a toner for normal or dry skin.
People with sensitive skin can refresh their skin with rose water. Rose water is also good for the aging skin. Rose water keeps the skin hydrated. It can delay the aging process and stimulates production of new cells. Rose water also protects the skin against sunburn. It also helps to sooth skin irritation.
Hibiscus is excellent for skin care. This flower is a natural source of alpha hydroxyl acid or AHA. AHA is a widely used ingredient in anti-aging products. It reduces wrinkles and delays skin aging. You can make a face pack by adding hibiscus with other skin care products, such as turmeric, milk, honey or rose water and blend these ingredients in a blender. This hibiscus-based face pack aids exfoliation, improves complexion and tightens skin. It can also help to reduce suntan and dark circles.
Lavender flower is suitable for all skin types. It soothes the skin and can be used for curing several skin problems, such as acne, eczema, fungal infections and dermatitis. It can be used as both an astringent as well as a moisturizer.
Lavender can also be used for healing skin wounds and burns. The fragrance of lavender is suitable for preventing foul body odor.
Wild pansy helps to sooth the skin. You can add wild pansies to your bath water to rejuvenate your skin. It also acts as an astringent, and tightens skin pores. Wild pansy can be used for treating acne, eczema and infant’s cradle cap. This flower can also be used for skin exfoliation.