5 Essential Herbs And Plants For Skin

Essential Herbs

While many are naturally blessed with flawless skin, others struggle with everyday skincare woes. Taking care of the skin is tricky as it calls for a lot of things – from skin toning and moisturizing to providing protection from UV rays and more. No doubt you can always consult a dermatologist to treat your skin woes, incorporating some essential herbs in your skincare regime can heal your skin naturally. Plus, the latter will save you from the side effects of expensive chemical treatments! 

Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera comes with countless benefits. From hydrating the skin and removing dead cells to treating acne and dark spots, this miracle plant can treat almost all skin woes. Reason – it’s loaded with vitamins essential for skin including vitamin E and enzymes. 

How To Use Aloe Vera For Skin:

Simply cut open the aloe vera leaf, extract the gel, and use it as a skin moisturizer or night gel. You can also mix aloe vera gel with a pinch of turmeric and use it as a face clearing mask.

Holy Basil

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Holy basil is one of the most essential herbs to achieve spotless skin. Known for its antifungal properties, this herb has skin-benefiting antioxidants and vitamins. It can heal acne, clear the blemishes, and revive dull skin. Holy basil can also treat sun-damaged skin. 

How To Use Holy Basil For Skin:

Pluck some holy basil leaves and crush using mortar and pestle. Apply these crushed basil leaves on the skin, keep for 12-13 minutes, and then wash the face. You can also dry the holy basil leaves, make a powder out of them and add the powder to your face masks.


Lavender can’t be missed when it comes to essential herbs that benefit the skin. This anti-inflammatory and antiseptic herb can cure inflamed, irritated or acne-prone skin in no time. Continuous use of lavender use will also reduce wrinkles and dark spots on the skin.

How To Use Lavender For Skin:

Pluck the lavender flowers, wash them, and infuse them with regular face moisturizers and toners. You can also extract oil from lavender flowers and massage this oil on the face regularly.  


Just like lavender, chamomile also possesses anti-inflammatory as well as antiseptic properties. This is why it can fight breakouts, treat acne spots, and cure wrinkles. However, chamomile may not be suitable for every skin type so we recommend using it with caution. 

How To Use Chamomile For Skin:

Use chamomile to make tea and then use the tea as a face cleanser. Allow the tea to cool completely and then apply it using cotton on the entire face or affected areas. You can also mix chamomile tea with honey and aloe vera to make a face mask. Drinking chamomile tea regularly will also offer the same benefits to the skin as applying it on the skin does.


The tiny leaves of rosemary can do a lot of good to your skin. Rosemary can fight free radicals and boost collagen production. The leaves of this plant also have moisturizing properties and even hold the ability to protect the skin from the sun’s UV rays and other environmental damage. 

How To Use Rosemary For Skin:

Simply infuse some drops of pure rosemary oil with water and then use it as a toner. You can add the oil to your face cleansers and masks to rejuvenate the skin. The best is to mix some rosemary oil with lemon oil or almond oil and use it for massaging the face at night. Also, feel free to add a drop or two of rosemary oil to your day creams.

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