In many cultures, flowers and their essential oils are used to smoothen, moisturize, scrub and even cleanse the skin. Ancient Indian medicinal practices have emphasized flowers and their therapeutic as well as medical benefits. There is only a moment when we will come into the world to patent Indian natural remedies, until we remain ignorant of the flower power that we have mastered.
Want to know more about the wonders that flowers do for your skin? We have made a list of the top floral ingredients that you will find in beauty and skincare products and their amazing benefits.
Used as rose water, face masks, lotions, and even night creams, rose is included in many beauty products. With its hydrating and healing properties, the rose keeps the skin vibrant and even cleanses broken blood vessels. Its antibacterial properties make it ideal for oily and acne-prone skin. The use of rose water controls the excess of oil on the skin, while the use of rose cream and mask helps in getting rid of acne. Be it white roses or red roses or pink roses, the result is amazing. A must try!
Many of us are familiar with chamomile as it is commonly available as a tea in restaurants, cafes and stores. It is known for its soothing effect, which helps to induce sleep. In many ancient medicinal practices, it is credited with many incredible qualities, including beauty. If you suffer from puffiness around the eyes, do a strong infusion of chamomile flowers and use it as a compress on the eyes. It also helps to overcome general tiredness.
Lavender is included in many organic natural beauty products. Wonder why? Lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help fight acne and reduce inflammation and redness caused by pimples. Lavender oil is well known to reduce wrinkles.
Known for its skin rejuvenating properties, hibiscus is a widely used flower in the beauty world. The flower is replenished with skin tone, firms, benefits on exfoliates and its use, regulates oil production, hydrates, and protects the skin from premature ageing. You can have flower delivery at your home for DIY usage. Hibiscus oil is also used in many hair oils, as it helps replenish the scalp and promotes hair growth.
Aromatic and exotic are how we would normally describe jasmine, but within this small flower are powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from sun damage and pollution. It is also known to hydrate and lubricate the skin, reduce age spots and fine lines and nourish dry skin. With its calming effect, jasmine ranks high among favourite organic ingredients for body products.
These sun-loving flowers are rich in vitamins A, C, E and D. Its purifying properties make it a rich moisturizer. Being rich in Vitamin E, it is an ideal companion for younger-looking skin. Flowers can reduce sun damage. Use sunflower oil for body massage. It is easily absorbed into the skin. It works great as a toner. If your skin is dry and all cracked, use the oil as a pick-me-up for ultimate and immediate relief.
Hope you have enjoyed the incredible benefits of these amazing flowers.