We share how to harness the power of plants to achieve radiant skin. The ancient Greeks and Egyptians used essential oils on their skin to keep it looking healthy. The Egyptian queen Cleopatra was known for her radiant beauty and favoured essential oils, according to legend she adored the scents of jasmine, patchouli and rose, while her skin would glisten in essentials oils, highlighting her alluring beauty.
Roses, the queen of flowers not only woo us with their stunning beauty but their petals contain a high dose of vitamin C, which protects the skin against free radicals and encourages the production of collagen. Add rose petals to your bathwater or combine with a carrier oil to create a natural toner, to ensure a flawless and hydrated complexion. Calendula’s bright petals are rich in skin-boosting antioxidants, which also help to protect skin against free radicals, reduce inflammation and can help speed up the healing of skin. Create a herbal infusion from the petals, add to a warm bath or make a herbal compress to soothe the skin. Fragrant jasmine is perfect for hydrating the skin, as well as reducing ageing spots and soothing sensitive skin. Apply a few drops of essential oil directly to your face and neck, alternatively mix a few drops with your foundation for a healthy glow.
It’s not just what you put onto your skin that can affect your complexion but what you eat and drink can benefit your skin too. Celery juice is the super skin drink; rich in vitamins, minerals, full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. The high water content is also perfect to help hydrate your skin, blend with pineapple and fresh mint for a detoxifying smoothie. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and brussel sprouts are rich in antioxidants which decrease under-eye circles, puffiness, and redness, all while minimising the appearance of wrinkles. Grapefruit, contains high levels of vitamin C, which helps to reverse skin damage caused by the sun and pollutants. As well as encourage new skin growth, wrinkle reduction and an overall smoother texture of your skin.
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