The secret to flawless skin
Product details: St John's wort Oil
I’ve literally tried everything out there, to find that one magical product to make my skin look flawless. The last two years my skin is not at its best. I have break outs all the time, I have acne marks on my cheeks and if I wasn’t such a skincare addict this would be much worst. I tried pharmaceutical brands, drug store brands, really high end products, but the solution was right next to me.
I’m not sure if you girls use this herb in your countries frequently, but in Greece almost everyone has this remedy somewhere in the house.
Hypericum perforatum, known as perforate St John's-wort , common Saint John's wort and St John's wort, is a flowering plant that is commonly suggested for external use. In Greece, we use it on burned skin, scars and cuts as it has very strong regenerating properties and speeds up the healing process. Many people claim that you can drink it as well and be benefited, but I never tried it.
The most common way to create a product out this plant is to put the flowers into olive oil and let them soak for a few weeks. The final product has a deep red color and is ready to use. Another version (which I prefer) is to pour some drops into beeswax cream. This way the product is much easier to use and you get the benefits of the beeswax as well!
This balsam has a long history in my country. In Greek we call it Spatholado (spathi= sword + ladi= oil) as the soldiers used to apply it on battle wounds for its healing properties.
After this (long!) intro, this is the magical product I use every night that vanishes every blemish. Though it’s oil-infused, it’s totally suitable for oily and acne prone skin, as it calms redness, sensitivity and has anti- inflammatory action. Due to its healing properties, I noticed from the very first use that it improves skin tone, blurs spots and marks and improves open pores. After long term application many of my acne scars faded completely and the very deep ones have improved dramatically. When a new pimple pops out, I apply locally and the next morning it’s gone! I can’t live without this product anymore! It’s the absolute life savior and I had to share it with you.
*Mix a few drops of this oil with your hair dye. Your hair will be nourished and less damaged!
*Use it on every part of your skin after waxing. You’ll have no irritations!
* Use it as a face and hair moisturizing mask.
*Replace your night cream with the salve version. I guarantee you, you’ll wake up having the complexion of your dreams!
*Never use it in the morning as it attracts UVA and UVB rays and you run the danger of getting sun burned.
* Never use it on an open wound. The regenerating factors work so fast that your skin tissue may not be properly regenerated. Wait until your wound creates its protecting film first.
You can find many DIYs to create this product on your own or you can search for natural brands like Macrovita for a bottle of this oil! It’s gonna be both a remedy and a beauty necessity that you’ll adore.
Till next time,
* I claim no copyright on the pictures.
- Rate article:
Amanda Y :
How cool is this! I should try it on my acne scars to see if it will lift them! Thanks for sharing!
- Mary R : It helped my skin so much! Hopefully it'll work for you too!
Elizabeth F :
My skin is always breaking out. I love this! I am going to try this asap!
- Mary R : I'm really glad you found this useful Elizabeth! I'd love to hear how it worked for you!
Luci C :
I've used St. John's Wort for other medical use for depression but didn't know that you can use it for my skin.
- Mary R : Hi Luci! I've heard that it has antidepressant properties, but the most common use I know is for the skin. My mother in law is 64, she uses it many years now as a moisturizer and looks like 50! I mean its pure magic for the skin! I use it for my acne scars mostly. Let me know your thoughts if you try it out!
Anna J :
This is awesome. This is my first time hearing about this plant, and it sounds like a great natural alternative for store-bought products :)
- Mary R : Really happy you descovered this through my post Anna! ❤