QUICK REFERENCE - COMMON PLANT USES FOR SKIN & HAIR
ALOE: healing, helpful for preventing scars
APPLE: natural mild chemical peel, high in alpha-hydroxy (fruit acid) "malic acid" which gently exfoliates.
CARROT: can lighten scars or dark spots from UV damage or aging, helps repair surface damage.
GINGER: helpful for hypopigmentation/skin that has lost pigment from scarring or skin condition. Stimulating.
TURMERIC: believed to help with eczema, skin irritation, circulation, and even preventing certain types of cancer cell formation.
FIG: helps prevent and repair UV damage.
PARSLEY: contains chlorophyll which can fight bacterial growth on skin, has detoxing properties, promotes collagen growth and slows hair loss.
PEPPERS: high in phytonutrients, lycopene and sulphur, can be helpful for preventing certain types of cancers and promotes healthy skin cells.
PUMPKIN: helps brighten skin, even skin tone, fight acne, and balance oily skin.
STRAWBERRY: high in salicylic acid which can balance oily skin and absorb excess oil, can minimize the appearance of pores.
TOMATO: acidity can fight acne and reduce the appearance of pores.
CRANBERRY: antibacterial and antioxidants
LEMON PEEL: antibacterial, helps reduce excess oil
SPINACH: helps with signs of aging by promoting collagen growth, reduces redness, high in vitamins, high in chlorophyll