Dry air from heating systems, winter winds, and even facial tissues can make our skin dry and irritated. As the weather gets chillier and our skin gets more prone to dryness, chapping, and redness our thoughts are turning to some herbs which can protect and soothe this season.
HERBS TO HELP YOUR SKIN STAY HEALTHY
This bright flower is an all purpose skin healer used to stop bleeding, wash wounds, heal cuts, abscesses, rashes, boils, chapped skin, and eczema. It’s an ingredient in many Motherlove products, including our Nipple Cream and Green Salve.
Seedpods of the rose flower, called rosehips or haws, are known to hydrate the skin and are wonderful to use for a face wash, steams and herbal baths. Rosehip oil also helps prevent scarring. The hips are very high in Vitamin C. Rosehips are an ingredient in many of our products, including our Pregnant Belly Oil and Salve.
You may be familiar with this herb in the form of a tea, but it’s also an anti-inflammatory herb which is also used on sores, rashes, scaly skin, sunburn, windburn, and to soften skin and to reduce wrinkles. You’ll find chamomile in many of our products, including our Pregnant Belly Oil and Salve.
This versatile herb softens skin and soothes skin irritations. And it’s good for winter colds, too. The tea is soothing to mucus membranes, swollen glands, and irritations of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary tract. You’ll find it in our Nipple Cream and Green Salve.
Okay, it’s not an herb, but we include it as a reminder that staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin happy. Running a humidifier may also mitigate the effects of dry air.
And however you choose to soothe your skin in the winter, be sure to use avoid products which contain chemicals that may irritate your skin further.