Ancient medicine has always given much importance to the magical properties of flowers besides their wonderful aromas, different types, colors and sizes that each seems to be a piece of art. This is because many of them have incredible properties that can be used as natural remedies. They have always been and still are used for beautification, rejuvenation and perfumery.
Flowers can be used in cosmetic industry in so many ways: from face washes to massage oils, lotions, body soaps and you name it! While some flowers can help in treating skin problems, others act as anti-inflammatory agents or stress busters.
Here we have 6 flowers that can be used for beautifying the skin.
Jasmine - the benefits of jasmine are known far and wide. It is found in various cosmetic products such as face creams, lotions, soaps, oils, etc. This highly fragrant flower makes a glorious bath vinegar when infused with white vinegar.
Calendula – or Marigold, is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This flower can be used to reduce skin blemishes, nappy rash, sunburn, cradle cap, insect bites etc.…
Chamomile - is known for its soothing effect. It is widely known for its many incredible properties, including the beautifying ones. A strong infusion of chamomile flowers used as compress on the eyes is great remedy for eye-puffiness.
Bergamot - is known to be helpful in the treatment of many skin problems. A strong tea made of bergamot flowers can be splashed onto the face as an astringent.
Dandelion - is known to be a powerful nourishment for the skin. A tea made of this flower can be used as a face wash for itchy skin or eczema and also it can be a cure for skin redness.
Pansy - is very useful for the skin. It contains salicylic acid, which makes it soothing, a good astringent and a calming agent. It can be used as lotion and ointment.