Herbal and natural skin solutions are very popular. Many people will try herbal remedies before seeking professional help. Though many herbs have traditional uses modern research indicates that some can be particularly helpful in treating troublesome sensitive skin. This article provides general information about using herbs for troublesome skin.
Traditional thoughts on sensitivity
In some schools of traditional medicine it is been believed that the liver and blood imbalances cause skin sensitivity and disease. Detoxification has been sold as the solution. However, the modern understanding of sensitivity if far more complex as that. Herbs such as milk thistle, red clover and oak straw have been used as liver cleanses (with varying levels of evidence) but because skin conditions do not commonly arise from systemic imbalances the use of these herbs are probably not very helpful.
Sensitive skin can be troublesome. Not only can sensitive skin be red and tender it can also be accompanied by acne, breaks in the skin and itchiness. People of Celtic, Scandinavian and Asian decent are more likely to have sensitive skin.
Herbs for sensitive skin
The following herbs have sound scientific or currently emerging evidence for the treatment of sensitive skin conditions:
Evening primrose oil
You may have seen sources claiming that evening primrose oil supports the skin. Many studies have shown that Evening primrose oil is effective at treating itchy skin conditions.
This herb is known for its flavour but a recent study has highlighted that it can significantly reduce eczema.
While Roman camomile has some research behind it, German camomile shins when it comes to eczema and sensitive skin. Studies show that like liquorice it can significantly reduce eczema.
A few studies have shown that this exotic herb can improve wound healing. it is thought that gotukola’s tritepenoids increase blood flow and act as an antioxidant.
The Dermalogica brands uses many herbal and botanical ingredients like these alongside the latest in skin care technology.
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