Know your beauty herbs

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Products with a fruity or floral twist are guaranteed a hit with beauty fans; however we want to draw your attention to the benefits of herbs. No, we’re not talking about those you add to your food while cooking in the kitchen, but the ones you may not have even realised are herbs until now. Here’s a few you can get your hands on:

Chamomile

You can enjoy the perks of this herb through a soothing tea, or you can apply it straight to your face. Chamomile contains a compound known as alpha-bisabolol, which has been linked to reducing wrinkles, soothing skin and treating inflammation, making it the perfect ingredient. Either dab cool chamomile tea onto your face to directly reap the benefits or use skincare that includes it, such as The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing or Blum Naturals Moisturizing Day Cream, Honey & Chamomile.

Calendula

Also known as the common marigold, calendula is one of the most healing herbs on the planet. Its history includes being known to treat cuts, bruises, burns and minor skin infections, making it ideal for any scrapes or irritations on your skin. Sunburn is another issue it is known to soothe.

Witch hazel

You’ll find this magical herb, that stems from the North American Witch Hazel shrub, in countless acne treatments as its not only a master at taming inflammation, but it also removes excess sebum, an oily/waxy matter that builds to help lubricate. Although it’s known to protect, too much can wreak havoc and cause breakouts, so try out products by the brand Witch Naturally Clear or Escenti’s Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Spot Gel, or use witch hazel water. Another perk – it helps tighten up skin thanks to its astringent properties, so not only does it clear your skin but it also leaves you looking younger!

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