Botanical Skin Care
What About Botanical Skin care?
Symmetrics Beauty embraces the power of simple skincare, we believe beautiful, healthy skin should be easily achieved with non-toxic beauty products.
Skin care is not a topic of recent times; it has been in practice since ancient times, when botanical skin care was probably the only way to take care of skin. However, skin care has transformed in a big way.
Botanical skin care routines have been replaced by synthetic/chemical-based skin care routines. The botanical skin care recipes which once used to be common place are not so popular today (and even unknown to a large population).
This transformation from botanical skin care to synthetic, can probably be attributed to two things – our laziness (or just the fast pace of lives) and the commercialization of skin care. Even botanical skin care products have been commercialized. These commercial botanical skin care products have to be mixed with preservatives in order to increase their shelf-life, hence making them less effective than the fresh ones made at home.
However, it seems that things are changing fast and more people are now opting for natural and botanical skin care routines. But still, no one wants to make them at home and hence the commercial market of botanical skin care products is on the rise.
So, what are these herbs or botanical skin care mechanisms?
Aloe Vera, which is an extract from Aloe plant, is one of the best examples of botanical skin care product. Freshly extracted aloe Vera is a natural hydrant that helps in soothing skin. It also helps in healing cuts and treating sun burns.
A number of herbs are known to possess cleansing properties. Dandelion, chamomile, lime flowers and rosemary herbs, are a few examples of such cleansers. Their botanical skin care properties get invoked when they are combined with other herbs like tea.
Antiseptics are another important part of Botanical skin care. Lavender, marigold, thyme and fennel are good examples of herbs that are known to possess antiseptic properties. Lavender water and rose water also form good toners.
Tea plays an important part in botanical skin care. Tea extracts are used for treatment of skin that has been damaged by UV radiation.
Oils prepared from botanical extracts present another means of botanical skin care. Tea tree oil, Lavender oil, borage oil and primrose oil are some popular oils used in botanical skin care. Some fruit oils (e.g. extracts from fruits like banana, apple and melon) find use in shower gels (as a hydrating mix) Homeopathic treatments and aromatherapies also come under the umbrella of botanical skin care remedies.
Botanical skin care is good not only for the routine nourishing of skin but also for treatment of skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis. Most botanical skin care products don’t have any side effects (the most important reason for preferring them over synthetic products) Moreover, botanical skin care products can be easily made at home, hence making them even more attractive.
So, botanical skin care is the way to go. However, you should accept the fact that some skin conditions might need usage of clinically proven non-botanical skin care products.
Symmetrics Botanical Skin Care products promotes the use of botanically based ingredients. We use high quality herbal ingredients and extracts to give your skin results without harmful toxins. Try our botanical collection today!