Nature provides us with wonderful products that help us preserve our health and beauty; so that many are part of medicines and cosmetics. Keep in mind that here at Dr. Willard you will find a selection of excellent products made from entirely natural components that offer a range of real benefits for your body.
Today we will talk about 5 prodigious plants that have the ability to regenerate our skin and prolong its youth.
It contains ginsenoside Rb1, which according to several studies helps repair brain cells, in addition to having antioxidant and regenerating properties of the skin. It is part of some anti-aging creams, but you can also consume it in capsules or in tea.
- Stinging Nettle
In addition to its properties to improve the digestive system, kidney stones or liver, it has the ability to regenerate and improve the appearance of the skin. In addition to all that Nettle can eliminate dandruff and hair loss. You can take it as an infusion or in capsules. You can also apply the infusion directly to the skin for about 20 minutes and then rinse with cold water.
- Gotu Kola or Antanan
It is an ancient plant used in Chinese and Hindu cultures. It has healing, anti-inflammatory and antiulcer properties, among others.
It is wonderful for the skin because of its generating, anti-healing qualities and its ability to help conserve and reproduce collagen.
You can prepare poultices or masks to use on your skin:
- 2 fresh leaves or 1 pinch of dried leaves of centella asiatica
- 3 tablespoons almond oil
- 2 drops of avocado essential oil
Put the almond oil and the leaves of the plant to heat in a pot. Keep on low heat avoiding boiling; leave about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Then strain and add the two drops of avocado oil and move.
Apply to the clean face for about 15 minutes, remove with warm water, finish with cold water and your usual cream,
You can repeat two or three times a week.
- Green Tea
It is highly antioxidant because of its content in catechins and isoflavones, which is beneficial both to protect the skin and to prevent diseases. It is recommended to take it as an infusion one or two cups a day, but it also has benefits if you use it topically.
Green tea tonic
Boil two cups of water. Turn off and wait a few seconds for the temperature to drop below 100 degrees Celcius, this way you will keep all your power. Add two green tea bags and let stand until it cools. Empty in an atomizer and use this infusion as a tonic, either at night or in the morning to prevent the aging of your skin.
This plant has very powerful properties as a skin regenerator. It helps reduce wrinkles, spots, scars and stretch marks.
- Comfrey homemade serum
- 1 cup with root and consoles
- Almond oil enough to cover comfrey
- 10 drops of grape or carrot seed ecencil oil
- Glass jar with macerating lid
- Glass or plastic bottle to store the serum
Place the root and the leaves of comfort in the jar, cover with the almond oil. Add the essential oil of your choice and shake the bottle to mix the oils.
Place the bottle in a place where it is not given sunlight. Let it macerate for two weeks and then proceed to strain and empty into a bottle, with a lid. It can be the clean bottle of a product you finished. Store the serum in the refrigerator so it does not rust, as it is a natural product without preservatives.
Use it at night, before sleeping. Apply to facial skin and you can also use it in areas where you have spots or stretch marks to reduce them.
Thanks to the mild antibacterial effect of the root of Bardana, it has become an excellent natural remedy to combat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or acne
To take the burdock root you just have to cut it into thin slices with a knife or peeler and add it to salads. It can also be applied directly externally on the affected area preparing poultices or with the infusion itself.
This medicinal herb can be used to give shine and life to the hair. You just have to prepare an infusion with 1 litre of water and 60 g of fresh marigold flowers (use only 30 g if you use dried flowers) and let it stand overnight. The next day you sneak it in and you already have your hair and scalp tonic. It stays well up to 4 days in the fridge or refrigerator.
Using this plant externally and locally, it is very useful and beneficial for improving irritated skin, insect bites or sunburn. You can use it preparing plasters or adding it in the elaboration of creams, oils, etc.
It is believed that henna has been used for the past 8,000 years, and is considered the most important herbal remedy for dyeing hair. Henna gives hair a lot of shine, volume, softness, prevents frizz or frizz, it is also effective in removing dandruff and taking care of the scalp by rebalancing it and avoiding excess oil or dryness. It also stimulates hair growth and strengthens it, can you ask for more?
Laurel leaves help eliminate dandruff and also stimulate hair growth. To use them you just need to prepare an infusion with 300 ml of water and 6 bay leaves. You leave it all night and, in the morning,, you strain it and it is ready to use. It is applied directly to the scalp giving an energetic massage for 5 minutes, it is not necessary to clarify later.
In addition to hair, Laurel leaves are great for skin infections due to their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. You can take a bath with some bay leaves and their infusion, prepare oil infused with the bay leaves (you can do so) or apply plasters directly on the area to be treated.
If you are thinking of a place where you can buy excellent natural products, at Dr. Willard we have the best selection. You will be able to completely change your life and make sure your skin and hair look radiant and healthy.