15 Of The Best Kept Secrets For Naturally Beautiful Skin

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4. Aloe Vera

The gel of aloe vera plants is known worldwide for its ability to repair burns, minor skin wounds, and damaged skin. You will frequently find aloe vera as an added ingredient in many commercially made skin care products. One study discovered that creams containing aloe vera gel are more effective than topical steroids when it comes to reducing skin itching and inflammation. Other studies have shown that aloe vera can offer relief from burns, psoriasis, frostbite, and dermatitis.


5. Gotu Kola

This is a super anti-aging herb that stimulates the production of collagen. This perennial plant is native to India, China, Japan, and South Africa, and is a member of the parsley family. Unlike parsley, however, it has no smell or taste. One legend has it that a Chinese herbalist lived for 200 years because he consumed gotu kola daily. This is a popular treatment in the US and Europe for the varicose veins, psoriasis, stretch marks, and burns. Gotu kola has been found to inhibit the formation of scars, smooth out cellulite and repair connective tissues.


6. St. John’s Wort

When applied topically as a cream or ointment, St. John’s Wort has been found to have super calming effects on minor skin irritations. One study has discovered that the oil extract of St. John’s Wort, oleum hyperici, can be used for the topical treatment of bruises, burns, nerve injury, cuts, and even hemorrhoids. Due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial compounds, oil extracts from St. John’s Wort can fight against common microorganisms found on the skin.

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