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Natural Skin Care: 5 Important Herbs in Face Wash


Feverfew

A certain type of Feverfew can reduce inflammation in the skin.
A certain type of Feverfew can reduce inflammation in the skin.

The leaves of this plant, a relative of sunflowers and chrysanthemums, contains compounds called parthenolides that can irritate skin. When used in face washes and other skin-care products, however, these compounds are removed -- leaving Feverfew PFE, or parthenolide-free extract. This type of feverfew can help reduce redness and inflammation caused by acne, rosacea or sunburn. The extract has also been shown to have one of the highest antioxidant concentrations of all botanicals, suggesting that it can protect against free radicals like cigarette smoke, UV rays, and car exhaust, to name a few. You should skip products with feverfew, however, if you have allergies to ragweed or chamomile. [Source: Skincare-News]


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