In full bloom: spring’s best flowers for natural skincare

There’s no surer sign that spring is just around the corner than the colourful pops of flowers that are appearing in our streets. To celebrate the onset of spring, we’ve picked five of our favourite flowers for natural skincare. This colourful bunch is sure to brighten your day – and your complexion.

Rose

The multitalented rose isn’t just a pretty face. Whether it’s distilling rose water from her fragrant petals or harvesting the antioxidant-packed oil of the rosehip, roses are one of Mother Nature’s skincare powerhouses. Rose water contains anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness, plus it acts as a natural toner by closing the pores, cutting through oil and delivering a smoother complexion. The rich oil of the rosehip is a must in your anti-ageing arsenal. It targets fine lines and wrinkles, fights free radicals, helps skin cells repair and regenerate, and reduces the appearance of stretch marks, burns and scars. We use rosehip oil in its pure form as well as in nourishing moisturisers and creams.

Rose-infused products from Blessed by Nature

 

Lavender

There’s so much more to lavender than a dusty old bowl of potpourri. These days, the slender purple blooms bring a touch of Provence to everything from shortbread to natural skincare products. The latter is thanks to lavender oil’s antioxidant and antibacterial properties, which can fight acne and spots, cut through grime, help heal burns and wounds, slow the ageing process, and nourish your skin.

Lavender-infused products from Blessed by Nature

Calendula

Also known as marigolds, calendula flowers bring a bright-orange burst of sunshine to even the drabbest day. They can bring brightness to your complexion, too, thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties that prevent premature ageing by restoring, nourishing and protecting damaged skin. In fact, calendula has long been used in herbal remedies for sunburn, rashes, bites and other skin irritations. Try some of our own natural wonders using calendula.

Calendula-infused products from Blessed by Nature

Chamomile

Chamomile tea has long been synonymous with relaxation, so it should come as no surprise to learn that chamomile is soothing for your skin, too. These tiny white flowers pack a punch for their size, delivering anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

Chamomile-infused products from Blessed by Nature

Geranium

Known for their bright red and pink blooms that grace window boxes around the world, geraniums are hardy plants with a hidden array of skincare benefits. Geranium oil is a natural anti-fungal and antibacterial treatment, so it’s ideal for fighting blemishes, plus its anti-inflammatory properties soothe the skin of redness and irritation, making it a great all-rounder for natural skincare.

Geranium-infused products from Blessed by Nature

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