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How do I Choose the Best Herbal Cleanser?

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  • Written By: Harriette Halepis
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 12 November 2019
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Many skincare specialists agree that a herbal cleanser is the best way to care for your skin. Selecting a herbal cleanser is merely a matter of understanding what herbs do for your skin. Once this has been clarified, it is easy to decipher lengthy ingredient lists. Herbs have been used for centuries as a part of an efficient beauty regimen. Today, herbs can be used in the same way as they once were, though most herbal cleansers now come in tidy packages.

Whether or not a facial cleanser claims to be an herbal cleanser no longer matters. The fact is that nearly all cleansers, of any kind, include a handful of herbs. Herbs such as rosemary, lemongrass, rose hips, peppermint, chamomile, and others are easily found in thousands of beauty products. Even when combined with other ingredients, skin cleansers are most effective when herbs are included in the ingredient list.

Some skin experts claim that only pure herbal cleansers work best, though this may not be correct. Only a small percentage of herbal ingredients are needed in order for users to reap the benefits of certain herbs. While this is true, the type of herbs that are included in a product are entirely essential. Therefore, any person shopping for an herbal cleanser should be aware of different herbs and their properties.

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Rose hips are especially beneficial for people with dry or aging skin. Rose hips contain linolenic acids that can erase sun damage, help to plump dry skin, and help with scarring. In order to gain all the benefits of rose hips, topical products are recommended. In addition, rose hips may help to prevent wrinkles caused by aging.

Lemongrass is another popular herb that has specific benefits. This herb has been used in Asia for centuries for good reason. Lemongrass is a natural astringent that is perfect for all kinds of acne. Those who use lemongrass products will find that this herb also tones skins, refines pores, and creates an overall refreshed look. Products that contain lemongrass should also be applied topically.

Peppermint is used for all kinds of ailments, including soothing one's complexion. Peppermint contains menthol, which can perk up lips, soothe tired skin, and even wake you up if you were to inhale essential peppermint oil. This is one of the most common herbs used in cleansers, which is why peppermint based products can be found all over the globe.

Purchasing any herbal cleanser is simply a matter of knowing which herbs work well with your skin type. Aside from the herbs listed above, there are thousands of other herbs to consider. By conducting a bit of simple research, you'll be able to find the best herbal cleanser for your skin type.

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