Skin covers the entire body, protects you from external influences, infections, and injuries, through the pores of the skin are released harmful substances as sweat and fat, it regulates the heat and transfers the feeling of pain trough nerves. In the skin are found many blood and lymphatic vessels.
Changes in the skin are often a sign of the bad condition of the body – and because of the connection with functions of other organs, a manifestation of various conditions appears right to the skin in red or dark spots, lymph nodes or pimples.
To keep the health of the skin, before else it is necessary every day to wash with warm water and soup. Especially is important to maintain the hygiene of the face, arms and legs, armpit and the part with sex organs. Apart from dirt, with the washing of the skin and through the pores are removed many harmful substances.
(Not)Friends of the skin
A good sleep (dream) is the keeper of the healthy skin, but it is not so efficient if you before going to bad don’t wash and shower, and in that way remove the filth that builds up throughout the day.
A healthy diet also has good act on the skin – spinach and green salad contains lutein, which lowers the risk of speeded aging, blueberry youngers the skin, the carrot is rich with beta-carotene which protects the skin from external influences.
Lemon contains Vitamin C that binds the oxygen to cells of the skin helping them to renew. From the other side, consuming fried food and high quantity carbon hydrates negatively acts on the collagen in the skin, which effects in the exhausted look. To the skin also harmful is the sugar, artificial sweeteners, products with starch, alcohol, sparkling drinks and consumption of too much salt that extorts the humidity from skin.
Those that do not feed healthy salvation try to find in cosmetic industry, but phytotherapists suggests to nurture the skin with the help of the herb that is by your hand.
Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita)
Chamomile is known as a cure for all diseases, it contains antioxidants, which protects the skin from the act of the free radicals and the UV-ray. It pushes the regeneration of the skin, making it brighter, softer and gentler. Essential oil from chamomile stops the appearance of the pimples, chamomile oil finds use for treatments of the dry and very sensitive skin, especially in the part around eyes. Phytotherapists recommend everyday wash with tea from chamomile, and aromatic bath with chamomile flowers not only will reborn your skin but will also relax your muscles and will soften the stress and tension.
Calendula (Calendula Officinalis)
Flowers of calendula dried on the draft counts for a universal cure against every kind of skin diseases. Calendula is known as the best friend of the skin that encourages circulation. A balm from calendula regenerates the skin and speeds up the healing of the wounds and burns. Besides the high amount of iodine, calendula has antiseptic acts, so is efficient in exterminating the infections of the skin. Contains Vitamin A, which strengthens the cells of the skin.
Note: Drinks based on Calendula should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Basil is rich with Vitamins B1 and C and also contains ursolic acid, that stimulates the release of the collagen in the skin. Thanks to essential oil, freshens and cleans the skin. Has antiseptic act and improves circulation and elasticity of this organ, giving him a healthy glow. Helps to the prevention of the skin cancer, and is used in treatments against pimples. Two spoons of dried basil is put in one-liter hot water, and a few minutes later you cover the head with a towel above the pot with water and basil, while the steam acts on the skin.
Because it works as an antiseptic, oil from lavender is a great substitute for alcohol during disinfection of wounds and burns. It is efficient in the fight against pimples, psoriasis, fat skin, eczema and athletic feet. Lavender helps in the regeneration to the cells of the skin. A massage with oil from lavender relax the skin and whole body, acts against fatigue, insomnia, and depression, and the same effect also has a bath with flowers from lavender.
Note: Because it encourages period, Lavender should not be used during pregnancy, and should also avoid people with low blood pressure.
Cowslip (Primula Officinalis)
Because of the essential fatty acids that contain it, cowslip is recommended as a supplement in the diet and counts as a plant that nurtures the skin from inside, encouraging the release of the collagen.
By the way, the lack of linoleic and gamma linoleic acid with which is abundant this plant can come to infection of the skin, psoriasis or eczema. Everyday use of oil from cowslip calms the disease and the rashes, but also improves the general condition of the skin, especially the dry and mature skin. Besides the oral use, oil from cowslip can be put on the skin and massaged -it will make your skin softer and shinier.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosemary improves circulation and has antibacterial properties.
It calms and regenerates problematic skin, removes the spots and pimples.
Rosemary is one of the most efficient cleaners of the skin – it opens the pores and stimulates the skin to expel the harmful substances.
Rosemary oil tones the skin and gives it a healthy glow, and also helps in the removal of eczema, with the fat skin, dermatitis, and pimples.
Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Burdock contains a high level of Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium, which are necessary to the skin. Stimulates the creation of collagen and is used for cleaning of the skin. Prevents the appearance of the pimples and eczema and help in their removal.
Regulates the release of the fat in the skin and acts against Streptococcus and Staphylococcus, which are the most common cause of the skin infections. For the protection of the skin most helpful is the root of burdock, which also cleans the blood and conspires detoxification of the organism.
Gel from the leaves contains more than two hundred active substances, like amino acids, Vitamins C and E and minerals.
Acts soothing, cleans, hydrates and rejuvenates the skin, it lowers the pigmentation and removes the dark spots.
Helps in case of a rash and allergy, and strengthens the elasticity of the skin.
Gel from the leaves of this plant can be massaged directly into the skin – it will refresh it and will stop the appearance of wrinkles and will soften the stretch marks.
Almond (Prunus dulcis)
The lack of Zink and Selenium cause the appearance of the pimples. Almond contains precisely this minerals, but also calcium, iron, and magnesium. It is rich with Vitamin E, what neutralizes the free radicals.
Almond is natural exfoliant – it essential oil removes the dead cells from the skin and the hazardous substances, best results gives when applied to dry and sensitive skin.
Almond and its essential oil have no adverse reaction.