Herbs and oils for dry skin
Aloe Vera gel has been used in the treatment of wounds, minor burns, and skin irritations since ages. The plant contains about 96 percent of water; the other active ingredients include essential oil, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glycoproteins. All these ingredients provide a natural glow to the skin and helps in retaining moisture of the skin even in harsh climates.
Due to soothing and anti-inflammatory properties it is an ideal herb to use in the treatment of various skin problems including eczema, irritations etc. it can be used for bathing. Tie one or half cup fresh or dried herb in linen bag. Place in tub with hot water and let it get soaked for 10 minutes. Add cold water according to your preference.
It belongs to the same family as arnica and has wound healing properties. The main constituents of the herb are carotenoids, resin, essential oil, flavonoids, sterol, saponins and mucilage. The flowers are an excellent remedy for inflamed skin.
Sage contains a volatile oil, resin, tannin and a bitter principle. The oil is composed of camphor, salvene, cineol and pinene. The fresh leaves contain good amounts of vitamin A and C that are helpful in dealing with all skin problems. It is considered one among the natural antiseptics.
It is one of the active ingredients of aromatherapy. Lavender essential oils contain hormones, antibiotics, pheromones and cell regenerating agents that nourish, energies and protect the skin.
Hyssop oil acts as a stimulant and a tonic. Massaging the skin with hyssop oil helps in dealing with dryness, wounds and burns.