Roses are red, violets are blue. But did you know these flowers have skin benefiting properties and can reduce the appearance of scars too? Flowers have been a part of skincare ingredients since time immemorial. From lotions to body washes, a variety of flowers have found their way into our skin care products. Here are some of the most popular flowers in skincare, the benefits they offer and how to include them in your skincare routine.

Rose
 

Rose

One of the most common beauty ingredients, rose is known for its intense hydrating property. It can also heal inflamed and sunburnt skin, therefore beauty experts stress on spraying rose mist every few hours during summer. Regular use of rose mist reduces the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads as well as maintaining the skin’s pH balance.

Jasmine
 

Jasmine

Western and southern India’s favourite hair embellishment this flower offers a myriad of beauty benefits. Suitable for all skin types and seasons, Jasmine prevents skin from free radicals and harmful effects of the environment. In winter it hydrates skin and keeps dry and patchy skin at bay. The Lux Velvet Touch Body Wash With Jasmine And Almond Oil coats your skin with a layer of moisture and leaves it soft and shiny.

Chamomile
 

Chamomile

Chamomile is a multi-tasking flower that has antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant and antiseptic properties. It addresses several skin concerns, right from acne and wounds to rashes and wrinkles. Chamomile naturally moisturises skin and improves skin elasticity. One of the easiest ways to reap its benefits is through a chamomile teabag, after you’ve had the tea keep the used teabags in the refrigerator and gently rub over face whenever you desire.

Hibiscus
 

Hibiscus

A rich source of AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids, including this flower in your skincare routine will make your skin look younger and reduce dark spots. Apart from making your skin healthy and beautiful, Hibiscus also works wonder for your hair. Use the flower as is in face masks and scrubs, you can also massage its oil into your scalp to prevent hair loss.

Lotus
 

Lotus

Other than being India’s sacred plant, Lotus petals brim with vitamin C, vitamin B complex and several other essential minerals. It also balances sebum production in oily skin and prevents clogged pores and acne. Lotus hair oil reduces hair fall, prevents premature greying and itchiness.