4 Plants for Healthy Skin

Your skin deserves some extra tender loving care, especially when it’s covered in a CDC-recommended mask (not to be confused with the face mask pictured above) on a daily basis. Most people know about aloe vera’s healing and anti-aging benefits, but a few other plants help promote healthy skin, they just aren’t as well known. 

4 Plants for Healthy Skin – Less Common than Aloe Vera, but Just as Good!

#1 Camelina Oil for Eczema and Psoriasis

Next time your out plant shopping, look for these 4 plants for healthy skin: Camelina Sativa, Sunflower, Rosa Damascena, Witch Hazel Shrub.

Camelina oil, extracted from seeds in the Camelina Sativa plant, is full of Omega 3s that make it a popular emollient for treating eczema and psoriasis. It also contains a fair amount of Vitamin E to protect the skin from free radical damage. Additionally, it works well as an anti- inflammatory agent when used topically and/or internally.

#2 Sunflower Seed Oil for Preventing Wrinkles and Healthy Skin

Sunflower seed oil, extracted from the seeds of the Sunflower plant, contains a good amount of Omega-6 fatty acids that help heal a variety of skin conditions. The most common conditions are inflammation, redness, dryness, and irritation.  Fatty acids in the oil, like linoleic, oleic, and stearic acids, help tighten skin for a more youthful appearance. Omega-6 also helps produce new skin cells. In addition, sunflower seed oil contains with beta-carotene with antioxidant properties that improve the skin’s appearance.

#3 Rose Oil for Acne and Rosacea

Rose oil extracted from the Rosa damascena plant has antibacterial properties. This benefit makes it a popular ingredient for acne prevention. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce skin redness and rosacea. Rose oil is also known to hydrate dry skin, promote smooth skin, and minimize the appearance of scars.

#4 Witch Hazel for Puffiness and Discoloration of Skin

Witch hazel is extracted from the witch hazel shrub. It acts as a mild astringent that helps reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. It also naturally shrinks pores and reduces inflammation, acne, blisters, insect bites, and poison ivy rashes.

Give these 4 plants for healthy skin a go and let us know how it goes by commenting on this post and share any additional plants that help promote healthy skin. Here’s to happy skin! 

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