When most people think of using herbal remedies, they think in terms of swallowing supplement pills. And while this is a very common way to use herbs for various reasons, there is another lesser known use for them too. Herbs can be used to create topical salves, ointments, and packs which are applied to the body on the outside, and help to speed healing, ease pain, and reduce swelling.
I’ve talked before about how eating seaweed for healthy skin is a great practice. Sea kelp is widely known for its benefits inside the body and is often sold as a dietary supplement. However, kelp also has great benefits for the skin and hair as well. Sea kelp is a nutrient-rich organism (it’s algae, not a plant) with many minerals to purify, detoxify, tone and moisturize the skin and hair.
There are a variety of nutritional supplements that will help to decrease the inflammation and infection associated with acne. At the same time, these supplements can help supply additional nourishment for your skin.
I’m always amazed at the crazy things that go into skin care products. I know by now I shouldn’t be surprised but I just saw an article that talked about plastic microbeads being put in body scrubs. Plastic microbead. Really? I need to exfoliate as much as the next person, but there’s no need to mess up the seas and rivers with plastic especially when there are so many excellent choices to use for a natural exfoliant.