Herbs For Dry Winter Skin!

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.

Dry air from heating systems, winter winds, and even tissues can make our skin dry and irritated.  Here are some herbs to keep your skin stay healthy:

Calendula 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 Creamand Green Salve.

Rosehips (the seedpod of the rose flower) 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.

Chamomile is an herb you may know in the form of a tea, but it’s also an anti-inflammatory herb which is also used on sores, rashes, scaly skin, sunburn, and windburn, to soften skin and to reduce wrinkles. You’ll find chamomile in many of our products, including our Pregnant Belly Oil and Salve.

Marshmallow 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.

Water  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.