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If you’re looking for the perfect lotion or moisturizer to help your skin transition from winter skin to summer skin, try natural remedies instead of store bought products. For example, there are several herbs that can produce beautiful summer skin.
Turmeric is a medicinal plant that carries antioxidants that reduce free radicals that damage the skin. It is mostly known for helping with arthritis, cancer, heartburn and other inflammatory diseases because it fights off inflammation and allows either problematic situations to heal. This anti-inflammatory property can carry through to your skin, allowing it to feel smooth and appear clear. Here is a recipe for a turmeric facial mask.
Sandalwood is known to be popular for its acne remedies. It treats scrapes, rashes, under-eye circles, and dark pigmentations. It is especially helpful because it has antibiotic and anti-bacterial properties that helps to heal and protect your skin from blemishes. You can also mix turmeric with sandalwood, and the results will double. Here is a recipe that incorporates sandalwood and turmeric.
1 Tbsp of sandalwood
½ Tbsp of turmeric
¼ teaspoon of honey OR raw milk
Aloe vera is most commonly used and known for skin conditions, mainly sunburns, because it has cooling properties that helps to heal and nourish the skin. Also, it treats acne and soothes the itching of bug bites and dry skin. It even helps with psoriasis, and eczema, and it reduces hyper-pigmentation, or dark spots. Aloe vera is a soothing herbal plant. You can also use aloe vera in a shampoo or hair rinse or as a massage cream.
These three herbs are great to have on hand. While they work for your skin, they also help in other ways too. Try out these recipes and let us know how your skin felt afterwards!