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5 Plant-Based Ingredients to Look for on Your Skincare Label

August 27, 2019

 

It's natural to want to care about your skin. Ultraviolet light, wind, abrasions, acne breakouts, and any number of other threats could strike at any moment to try and ruin your good looks. It's well worth it to invest in quality skin care products to keep that from happening. Just as it's natural to want your skin to look and feel good, it should also be natural to want to use natural ingredients to accomplish that. That's why we're highlighting these five plant-based ingredients to look for on your skin care label. Keep an eye out for these to ensure you've got a product that'll be effective in addressing your concerns.

 

Aloe

 

While aloe is mostly associated with treating sunburns, it has a host of benefits in other capacities, dating back many thousands of years. Aloe is packed with nutrients that can nourish the skin, brighten it, reduce redness and inflammation and reduce the appearance of things like stretch marks and scars. It also helps to fight acne and can relieve some of the pain associated with breakouts.

 

Hemp Oil

 

Hemp oil is an effective means of treating a number of skin ailments, making it a good choice for skin care products if you frequently struggle with various problems. Not only does it assist in regulating oil production as well as treat dry skin by moisturizing your face, but it also reduces wrinkles and lines. This is all on top of its many other benefits associated with ingesting it or using it in food.

 

CBD Oil

 

While relatively new to town when it comes to oils and skincare, CBD oil has a number of benefits for your skin that you can take advantage of. While similar to hemp oil given their shared origin, CBD oil differs from hemp oil because CBD oil is primarily a medicinal product first. CBD empowers the human body to tap into its natural healing processes, which helps reduce inflammation, resolve acne and fight wrinkles. It's also believed to have plenty of other benefits in other areas of the body, like pain and anxiety treatment.

 

Licorice

 

Licorice isn't just for eating (or not eating depending on how you feel about it). The glycyrrhiza glabra plant, from which licorice is derived, has great anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce redness and puffiness of your face and other areas of your body. This can reduce the appearance of breakouts as well as help to prevent them in the first place. It can also help to lighten dark spots and discoloration. What's more, the antioxidants are good for nurturing skin and removing damaging free radicals from your bloodstream.

 

Rosemary

 

While its primary uses are still in the kitchen, rosemary can be an effective ingredient in skin care products both for its natural aroma and topical benefits. For one, rosemary has antiseptic properties that can help to kill off bacteria on the surface of your skin, essentially reducing the risk of clogged pores and acne breakouts. Rosemary also firms, tightens and brightens the skin when applied topically. Some people also hold that rosemary – both the scent and flavor when ingested – can help to calm your mind and reduce anxiety.

 

Given that skin covers the entire outside of your body, it's your first line of defense against virtually everything you encounter. And when it looks good, you feel good. Take care of your skin with a more naturalistic approach and avoid harsh chemical concoctions whenever possible. To match their effectiveness without as many downsides, look for these five plant-based ingredients on your skin care labels. You'll see the beneficial effects in no time at all.