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4 Pot Plants You Can Grow at Home to Beautify Your Skin

by Sunshine Jane about a month ago in skincare

Do you grow any plants at home to refresh your skin?

4 Pot Plants You Can Grow at Home to Beautify Your Skin
Photo by Abby Boggier on Unsplash

We can say without fear of being wrong that the most important trend is naturalness, both in fashion and in cosmetics. Most cosmetic companies try to bring to market products that are as natural as possible, more organic, that make us more beautiful, products that are based on plants used for thousands of years in beauty.

But can't we grow these plants ourselves and use them when they are extremely fresh?

Aloe Vera

Cultivation rules:

Aloe vera is extremely easy to grow in pots. It needs a lot of suns, but must be protected from rain or direct sunlight, as its leaves can soften in these conditions. Terracotta pots are recommended because they are porous and allow the plant to breathe. It should be watered only twice a month.

Benefits:

Aloe vera is known for its ability to heal burns and rehydrate the skin, has antibacterial and antifungal properties. You can use it as a moisturizing mask for the skin, as a remedy for sunburn in the treatment of acne, stretch marks and it can even fight wrinkles.

Recipe: Face mask with Aloe Vera

Ingredients: 1 half aloe vera leaf, 2 drops of lavender essential oil, 2 slices of cucumber

Peel a squash, grate it and squeeze the juice. Put all the ingredients, except the cucumber, in the blender. Mix well until the mixture becomes compact. Apply it on the face with your fingertips, avoiding the eye area. Put the cucumber slices on the eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.

Lavender

Cultivation rules:

Lavender feels best in dry soils and does not need much water or fertilizer, it only needs a pot that allows air to circulate easily. It does not feel good in too wet areas or soils, as its root can mold very easily.

Benefits:

Lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, it was even used in the First World War to disinfect hospital walls and floors. Lavender infusions soothe insect burns and stings, and lavender bouquets keep insects at bay.

Lavender essential oil soothes headaches but also fights acne, and dried flowers in pillows relax and cure insomnia. It is perfect in aromatherapy to relieve stress, depression, or anxiety.

Recipe: Lavender scrub

Ingredients: a handful of lavender leaves, 2 cups mayonnaise, 2 cups salt, a cup of baking soda, 1 tablespoon olive oil, a cucumber

In a blender, mix the lavender leaves with the mayonnaise until the mayonnaise changes color. Add the salt, one teaspoon at a time, stirring constantly, then the baking soda and the rest of the ingredients, one at a time.

When everything becomes a thick paste - if it is too soft add baking soda - you can use the mixture as a scrub, both for the skin and for the whole body. Store the mixture in the refrigerator.

Marigold

Cultivation rules:

Marigolds are very easy to grow both in the garden and in pots. It is a plant that survives best in pots with large holes for aeration and drainage of excess water, in greasy black soil. It should receive at least 6–8 hours of light a day and be watered twice a week.

 Benefits:

Marigold cream is a real miracle, being famous for curing cuts, scratches, burns, eczema. Marigold extract has antiviral, antitoxic, and anti-inflammatory properties can treat acne, can reduce inflammation and skin irritations. Marigold tea cures abdominal cramps and constipation.

Recipe: Marigold cream

Ingredients: 10–15 marigold flowers, extra virgin olive oil, 30 g shea butter, 30 g mango butter, 15 g avocado oil, 7 g jojoba oil, 7 g beeswax

Ingredients: 10–15 marigold flowers, extra virgin olive oil, 30 g shea butter, 30 g mango butter, 15 g avocado oil, 7 g jojoba oil, 7 g beeswax

Boil the marigold flowers in olive oil. Then melt all the ingredients in a bowl, stirring constantly. Use a mixer or blender to mix the ingredients well, using as much speed as possible. You can add a favorite essential oil if you want a specific scent. Store the cream in the refrigerator in an airtight jar.

Mint

Cultivation rules:

Mint is a fast-growing plant, so it should be grown often. It needs a lot of water but does not need much sun, on the contrary, it prefers shade - a window facing south or west in winter, and one facing east in summer. Use rich black soil. If you want to keep the leaves dry, you have to cut them before the plant blooms.

Benefits:

Mint tea is ideal for stomach aches, headaches, or colds. In aromatherapy, mint improves memory and reduces sleep problems. Mint in cosmetics has a calming, refreshing, moisturizing, antibacterial effect and helps maintain skin elasticity. It is wonderful if you want to get rid of blackheads, unsightly spots, or acne.

Recipe: Face mask with mint

Ingredients: ½ cup of grated and squeezed cucumber well, peeled, ¼ cup of finely chopped mint leaves, mineral water

Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix well. Squeeze the excess water mixture into a piece of gauze. Put the mixture in the microwave for 2 minutes. Allow to cool and then apply the mask on the face, leaving it to act for 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.

What plant would you grow at home to help your skin?

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