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93. SKIN

Updated: Oct 12

Nurturing Your Skin Naturally: Exploring Herbal Solutions for Common Skin Conditions

Our skin is the body's largest organ, serving as a protective barrier and reflecting our overall health and well-being. It’s also the first thing we present to the world and any issues with our skin can be hard on our psyche. Various factors such as environmental pollutants, stress, and genetics can lead to skin conditions that can be distressing and uncomfortable. Many individuals have found support and relief through the wonders of herbs. In Brooklyn's enchanting herbal shop Spiral Herbal Remedies, an experienced herbalist can offer guidance on plant-based, organic healing for a variety of skin concerns. In this blog post, we will explore common skin conditions and how herbal remedies, when used under guidance, may offer potential support and nourishment for your skin.

Understanding Common Skin Conditions

Our skin is susceptible to various conditions that can affect its appearance and health. Some common skin concerns include:

  • Acne: Acne is a common skin condition characterized by pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads, often caused by clogged pores and excess oil production.

  • Eczema: Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema results in dry, itchy, and inflamed skin patches that can be triggered by allergens or irritants.

  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis leads to red, scaly patches on the skin due to the accelerated growth of skin cells.

  • Rosacea: Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by facial redness, visible blood vessels, and small, red bumps.

  • Dry Skin: Dry skin lacks moisture and can appear rough and flaky, often exacerbated by environmental factors or harsh products.

Herbal Medicinal Plants for Skin Support

Herbal remedies have been revered for centuries for their benefits in promoting skin health. It is essential to consult with an experienced herbalist, such as Clinical Herbalist Donna Troy Cleary of Brooklyn, NY to discuss individual skin concerns and explore suitable herbal options that can help heal the skin.

Spiral Herbal Remedies has a line of Organic, Herbalist-made alternatives to Big Brands that include:

Lose The Itch - a blend of herbs that can help with any kind of Red, Dry, Itchy skin, including Eczema, Psoriasis, Bug Bites, Poison Ivy and even Acne.

Acne AWOL - truth be told, this is the same formula as Lose the Itch but most people won’t connect that name to Acne, so it got a different name.

Beyond The Sea - Owner, Donna Troy Cleary found the recipe for La Mer (which means “The Sea” in French). It is an expensive skin product found in high end department stores. She made an Organic version … for a lot less. It contains properties that can help keep your natural Hyaluronic Acid from breaking down (why add it if you can hold onto your own), skin firming, herbs that have traditionally been used to treat inflammation, turn over new skin cells, moisturize and more. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll be hooked too.

Body Soothe - The light, absorbent oils in this blend moisturize, relax, soothe, rejuvenate, have anti-aging properties, and hydrate, tone, nourish, and protect. A bit of CBD was added for antiinflammatories and antioxidants.

Athlete’s Tootsies This salve contains herbs that have been traditionally used to kill fungi - the cause of Athlete’s Foot. Use this to promote healing of other fungal infections on the skin as well such as Tinea Capitis and Ring Worm (it’s not a worm, it’s a fungus.)

Genital Herpes Oil The herbs in this blend contain anti-viral (including herpes) properties, and antihistamines to counter any itching. The herbs in this blend also contain properties that coat and soothe the area. To add another layer and help keep an outbreak from happening, one of our Reishi Blends helps keep the immune system ready for an outbreak.

The Herbalist's Guidance

Donna Troy Cleary is an experienced Clinical Herbalist in Brooklyn. She can be a valuable resource in exploring herbal solutions for your skin concerns. Upon visiting, you'll be welcomed into a world of herbal wonders. She and her trained staff will attentively listen to your skin issues, considering your unique skin type and lifestyle. Through this personalized approach, the herbalist can guide you in selecting the most suitable herbal remedies to potentially support your skin's health and appearance.

While skin conditions can be distressing, embracing all-natural, organic healing solutions through herbal medicinal plants may offers support and nourishment for your skin.

Embark on a journey towards nurturing your skin naturally. By combining modern knowledge with the wisdom of ancient herbal traditions, Spiral Herbal Remedies offers empowerment and relief for those seeking support on their path to healthy, radiant skin. Embrace the potential of herbal solutions, and let the magic of herbal medicine work in harmony with your skin's natural beauty.


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