Since recorded history, flowers have been used for many purposes, whether for nourishment, aesthetics, or even medicinal purposes. But did you know that you can use flowers for DIY beauty tricks? And this habit has not yet fallen out of fashion – there are still new uses and methods being discovered every day!
With the vast array of flowers available and all of the different properties they hold, they can be used to treat a wide range of skin, hair, and general health problems and keep your body young! In this post, we will explore a few flowers and how they can improve the health of your skin and body and the different ways in which you can add these flowers to your daily beauty regimen.
If you want to detoxify and nourish your skin while also achieving a youthful, glowing complexion – look no further than the beautiful marigold. These flowers are a gorgeous sight to behold, but they are also rich in nutrients that are an essential tool in maintaining the health of your skin.
The nutrients in the marigold can be extracted and used in many ways – the most common method remains to grind the flower’s petals into a soft paste and massage it directly into the skin. Before rinsing, it is essential to let your skin absorb as much water content as possible.
Depending on the other ingredients used, marigolds can be used on any skin type, either for beauty purposes or medicinal purposes – say to heal a blemish to hydrate the skin and relieve dry patches. Due to their flexibility and multipurpose nature, marigolds can easily be integrated into your daily routine and are an excellent and convenient choice. Your skin will thank you!
Dandelions – which are technically a weed but still make for a remarkable view – are especially useful for treating skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and scarring. They are also highly regarded for their outstanding ability to prevent and treat sun damage, dry skin, and wrinkles. They are often marketed as having anti-aging properties.
They are commonly found in moisturizers and creams, to be applied directly to the skin. However, it is not uncommon to hear of brewing tea from its leaves and flowers. Incorporating dandelion greens into one’s dinner recipe is also not unheard of!
This charming flower is so prevalent in the beauty industry for a reason – not only does it provide a perfume that has been said to hypnotize anyone who was to smell them, but they also offer an incredible litany of medicinal and rejuvenating effects.
Jasmine has a very high cultural value, used for religious and celebratory occasions for millennia. It comes in various forms, such as incense, tea, syrups, essential oils, and candles – and can even be sold to garnish dishes.
Given its lovely scent, jasmine is a trendy choice for skincare products – but even more than that, it can nourish and protect skin from environmental stressors, such as sun damage or an overproduction of oil.
The hibiscus is well-known for its unique coastal appearance and beautiful, flashy colors. It has become popularized in the mainstream for this and its sweet flavor and relaxing aroma.
The petals are very often cultivated and used to create face masks and creams, specifically for those who may be suffering from wounds or acne scarring. They are mainly used for their healing and preventative properties but can also be drunk as teas to provide their vitamin-rich nectar to the rest of the body.
Finally, we find ourselves at the most popular flower selection for the average skincare routine: the rose. These flowers are a household name – and rightly so, as they are held in high favor due to their natural, elegant beauty.
Roses are probably the single most marketed flower in the skin and hair industries and in general. So much so that a substantial percentage of women carry around a bottle of nothing more than rose-infused water, which provides a vast supply of necessary vitamins and minerals to the skin.
Like most flowers on this list, rose oil is excellent for treating acne and similar skin conditions. Still, it is even more commonly used to combat dehydrated skin, which is not easily treated. It is unlikely that any other flower will usurp the rose’s rightful spot as the healthiest flower for the skin – so if you are looking for the perfect infusion for your moisturizer, look no further!
In this post, we have only covered the tip of the iceberg – there are thousands upon thousands of flowers out there to research and try out, with each one having its unique properties to encourage the health of your skin!