We all desire to enhance our appearance through natural products.
As a result many companies out there claim to be providing the next new thing in skincare. The problem is, as consumers we can’t keep up and end up having a cupboard filled with expensive products we don’t know how to use and never end up using.
The one thing that’s important to understand is the basic principles to great looking skin don’t change. It’s always and will always be important to regularly cleanse, hydrate, and nourish your skin.
Obviously, each person’s requirements are unique and may need different formulations to enhance their complexion but essentially the same theories apply to all of us.
So, why are Chinese herbs a great way to enhance your natural glow?
Well, it’s all in the therapeutic effects Chinese Herbal Botanical Extracts contain. When people have sensitive skin their epidermis is damaged which enhances the absorption of nasty chemicals deeper into their skin. This can cause a reaction such as redness and sometimes a rash as their skin isn’t protecting them effectively. So in rectifying this, Chinese Botanical Extracts such as Angelica Sinensis, Astragalus, Liquorice, Panax Notoginseng, Chrysanthemum Flowers, Tribulus Terrestris, and Glehnia Root can effective help in assisting the repair of the skin barrier while hydrating the skin.
Those seeking anti- ageing benefits in skincare can find benefit in herbal botanical extracts such as Pearl Powder, Ganoderma Lucidum, Angelica Sinensis, White Peony, Goji Berries, Job’s Tears Seeds, and Ginseng as they contain vitamins and antioxidants that assist in improving the appearance of ageing skin through adding hydration and nourishment while reducing redness and puffiness in the face.
Finally, acneic skin can receive great benefit through using Chinese herbal botanical extracts too. When applied topically, these herbs are able to clear redness, and pustules. In addition, they nourish the skin and promoting hydration to minimise the over activity of the sebaceous glands.
The best thing is that herbal extracts are non-comedogenic and are able to be well received by a variety of acne presentations. Some examples of these useful herbs are Astragalus (improves the healing effects of the other herbs), Forsythia fruit, Honeysuckle flower, and Loquat Leaf (clear heat in the skin and have antibacterial properties), and Hawthorn fruit (reduces the oiliness in the skin without having any drying action on the skin).
Having said that, as consumers we need to be careful what we believe as being purely marketing hype or accurate information. The one thing that we all know is Chinese herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years with traditional anecdotes strongly supporting its effectiveness and modern research further supporting it as being a natural alternative to improving health from a variety of health complaints. Its use has survived the test of time since its inception in Asia during the 20th century BC to now being accessible to all of us world wide.