Five Uncommon Herbs that Benefit the Skin

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In addition to the commonly used herbs in skincare today, there are a number of lesser-known herbs that are starting to pop up in products and treatments. Here are five uncommon herbs you should consider incorporating into your spa's treatments.

  1. Ashwagandha – Strengthens the body's response to stress and fights fatigue.
     
  2. Cardamom – Features antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that improve blood circulation and acts as a stimulant and natural antidepressant.
     
  3. Clove – Reduces inflammation and improves blood circulation in the skin.
     
  4. Cotton Thistle – Helps with epidermal regeneration and collagen synthesis.
     
  5. Stonecrop – Evens skintone, treats pigmentation, fights free radicals, and soothes irritation.
     
  6. Yarrow – Reduces inflammation and tightens the skin.

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