Flowers for Your Face ~ The Ultimate List

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Here’s a list of flowers/herbs that will work wonders on your skin


AlfalfaMedicago sativa
High in calcium and magnesium, vitamin C, E, K and beta-carotene, alfalfa is a superfood for body and skin.

AloeAloe vera
Aloe gel is a “first aid” for many skin conditions, including burns, wounds, inflammations. Cools, tones, moisturizes skin and enhances overall immunity.

AshwagandhaWithania somnifera
Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry, this herb has tonic and immunity building properties. Tones skin, soothes inflammation and irritations.

BasilOcimum basilicum
Uplifting, refreshing and invigorating for skin and mind

Blackcurrant LeafRibes nigrum
Astringent and antioxidant, leaves also contain vitamin C, beneficial for strong immunity, healthy blood circulation and strong capillaries. Tonic for skin and body.

CalendulaCalendula officialis
True skin-healer with anti-inflammation and anti-bacterial qualities. Able to heal rashes, inflammation, scars.

CamphorCinnamomum camphora
A fragrant compound from an evergreen tree in China and South East Asia, that cools, disinfects and soothes skin.

ChamomileAnthmis nobi
Calming, Soothing, Healing

Coriander Coriandrum sativum
Stimulating and detoxifying, good for clearing skin

CornflowerCentaurea cyanus
Astringent and anti-inflammatory, corn flower is soothing for skin around eye area.

DandelionTaraxacum officialis
Tonic and cleansing yellow flower and leaves are one of the key remedies to detoxify liver and kidneys. Very helpful in relieving skin conditions such as eczema, skin irritations, acne.

EchinaceaAsteraceae
With strong anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, echinacea build’s skin’s resistance to harmful environment, strengthening its immunity

FennelFoeniculum vulgare
Sweet and protective, detoxes and deep cleanses skin

FrangipaniPlumeria cuba
Intoxicating, sweet and exotic, this tropical flower is a jewel of South Pacific. It is soothing, relaxing and calming for nerves, while toning and firming for skin.

Gotu kolaCentella asiatica
High in antioxidants, the herb promotes wound healing and enhances skin’s elasticity and tone.

Green teaCamellia sinensis
contains high doses of Vitamin E, C and B, essential for health and beauty, natural anti-oxidant and protector from bacteria

HibiscusRosa sinensis
a wonderful and versatile ingredient for skincare. They moisturize and soften skin, improving complexion and natural glow. Hibiscus relaxes face muscles, keeping wrinkles at bay. Also the flowers has shown some natural sunblock properties.

HoneysuckleLonicera
High in vitamin C and biofavonoids (antioxidants), honeysuckle has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, soothing effect on skin

JasmineJasminum officinale
Romantic and Aphrodisiac, sweet, floral aroma and balancing, calming and moisturizing effect on skin

JiaogulanGynostemma pentaphyllum
It is used in traditional medicine for its adaptogenic and anti-inflammation properties, in skin care and beauty industry for its anti-oxidant and anti-aging effect on skin.

Kaffir LimeCitrus hystrix
Astringent leaves with cleansing and purifying properties

LemongrassCymbopogon citratus
Antibacterial and refreshing , great for balancing oily skin

LindenTilia
Linden flower blossom is nerve tonic, with calming and gentle properties. Excellent as an infusion for eye compress

Milk ThistleSilybum marianum
Pink Flower has a strong detox and cleansing properties, particularly beneficial for healthy liver function. It contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, which inhibit skin aging and damage from UV rays.

MintMentha piperita
Refreshing, Antimicrobal and Invigorating

Monoi de TahitiGardenia taitensis
Monoi de Tahiti is an infusion of pure virgin coconut oil and the flowers of Tiare Tahiti or Tiare Mahoi

NettleUrtica dioica
Tonic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory nettle is full of vitamins, iron and calcium and amino acids. Taken internally as tea / infusion, detoxes, builds immunity and prevents inflammatory processes. Soothing and detoxing for skin, when applied externally and very helpful for reliving eczema, acne, skin irritations.

ParsleyPetroselinum crispum
Fragrant and refreshing, parsley has strong diuretic and expectorant properties. It detoxes and brightens skin, especially beneficial for eye area to reduce dark circles and puffiness

PeonyPaeonia
Peony activates the natural defense mechanisms of skin, tonifying and firming the epidermis. The extract of petals has a regenerative, softening, moisturizing, firming, anti-inflammation effect.

White Lily Lilium candidum
Used in TCM as a nourishing ingredient, white lily bulb moistures, softens and brightens skin.

(source: delicious-skin.com)


 

Ruth Swissa will be sharing her knowledge about the most beneficial flowers for your skin in the upcoming blog posts. Stay tuned!

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