Plant ingredients are becoming increasingly popular for their naturally beneficial properties. Many herbs and flowers have multiple benefits for both internal and topical health issues. The beauty industry has always derived their ingredients from plants, for centuries - however, customers are depending on more plant-based, vegan skincare options now more than ever.
Arnica is one of the less common flowers found in skincare, but it is not to be ignored, as it can be really beneficial for bruising, bleeding, swelling, and especially after surgery. Arnica has active chemicals in it that can help reduce pain. It can help tremendously with acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It soothes the skin and calms the burning it may cause. It’s known for killing the bacteria on the skin. It reduces pain and it reduces inflammation.
Arnica is mostly used in lotion or gels. It can also be used in pain patches, salts, pills, and teas. It’s usually sold over the counter. If you’re taking Arnica by mouth just be cautious is can cause stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and mouth and throat irritation. The way to go when using Arnica is definitely using it as a lotion or a gel. You will see results so fast and it will soothe your skin irritations rapidly. Seeing results is what we always want, right?
Coming from such a powerful healing plant, arnica montana contains a number of properties that are beneficial to the skin.
Not only can it treat a variety of different skin conditions, but it can also improve your skin’s overall health. Arnica montana contains a few different properties that make it effective at treating acne, as well as eczema and psoriasis.
To begin with, arnica montana has anti-inflammatory properties. Since all of the above skin conditions are related to inflammation, they will all improve when inflammation is reduced.
Not only that, but this extract also boasts antimicrobial properties. Although these may not be as strong as the ingredient’s anti-inflammatory properties, arnica montana’s antimicrobial nature means that it is able to destroy any bacteria on the surface of the skin.
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“It is a very nice, light scent. I have been sampling this at my local CVS because I am very sensitive to preservatives, fragrances and other chemicals normally found in lotions. This is NOT sticky, absorbs quickly and you will notice an immediate relief to your dry skin. I love this product. It has arnica in it too and I had a bruise. After a few hours of applying this lotion, the bruise had nearly disappeared.” - Albuquerque native