Edible flowers, help with skin problems?You have probably already heard of the “In & Out beauty” approach. It is in fact quite simply the idea that the beauty and health of the skin depends as much on the quality of your diet as on the quality of your care!You are also familiar with our passion for plants and their virtues, which are the very foundation of our epicurean and botanical skincare range.So with the arrival of the beautiful spring season, we wanted to share with you another way of approaching plants and more precisely the flowers that compose them. Indeed, several flowers are edible and are full of extraordinary virtues for the skin. But no jealousy! There are flowers adapted to each skin problem. Whether you have dry, oily or even sensitive skin, you will find in our selection something to delight your taste buds without forgetting your small skin cells to offer the greatest good to your skin!NABILAMars 20231. Combination or oily skin and acne: pick the little flowers! As already mentioned in our previous article, oily skin is recognizable by its shiny appearance and a greasy feeling to the touch resulting from an overproduction of sebum. To help treat this skin problem, several flowers, to be consumed in herbal tea or in a salad, can bring relief, starting with chamomile, also called German chamomile – Matricaria recutita. Indeed, its infusion is particularly recommended because the richness of this flower in flavonoids and chamazulenes gives it anti-irritant, healing and soothing properties. Essential oils from certain small flowers can also be used locally on acne pimples or other types of inflammation provided they are diluted in a vegetable oil, such as: - Neroli (EO from bitter orange tree, bitter orange tree),- The essential oil of noble laurel,- Patchouli essential oil (flowering aerial parts),Before using them, always remember to cleanse your face first with non-comedogenic and soothing treatments such as Pure Merveille. On the food side, take advantage of this small selection of flowers to sprinkle in very small quantities on your salads to treat your skin: wild thoughtOne of the key active ingredients of our Radiant Mine food supplement, its petals are a real gold mine. Although small in size, it is the flower for treating skin problems - acne, eczema, impetigo, pruritus, psoriasis - of adolescents and adults thanks to its composition enriched with flavonoids helping to obtain and maintain skin. healthy. carnation petalsOnly the petals of this little flower are edible and they are full of benefits for your skin. Their antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties will relieve acne and above all prevent the harmful spread of bacteria. Nettles (dioecious and burning)We reassure you right away, it won't sting... however the roots of these 2 species will be of great help in curbing excess sebum and treating female acne such as acne rosacea during menopause, for example.thyme flowersThey purify combination to oily skin, so do not hesitate to sprinkle it on your grilled meats, salads, pies, etc.2. Dry and/or dehydrated skin: no WorryIs your skin tight, uncomfortable and prone to flaking? Look no further, you have dry skin. And to combat these effects, there is a beautiful variety of flowers that will help you soothe these symptoms and hydrate your skin from the inside.We couldn't tell you about edible flowers suitable for dry skin without mentioning the borage flower. A true concentrate of omega 3 and 6, linoleic acid and essential fatty acids, this flower fights against skin dehydration by restoring elasticity and firmness. Its composition also allows it to fight against premature skin aging. The icing on the cake, everything in borage is edible, its flower, with its iodized taste, will be perfect to enhance your savory dishes, just like its leaves, which have a more tangy taste.We also recommend Calendula (Marigold) or Calendula Officinalis, a plant native to the Mediterranean basin. This small yellow flower with an intoxicating smell is distinguished by the richness of its composition in oleanolic acid and lupeol with soothing and antioxidant properties that will reduce skin discomfort. You will be able to appreciate its actions by consuming it in the form of an infusion or by decorating your salads with its small yellow petals, wow effect guaranteed!Finally, cornflower, which can also be recommended for oily skin for its sebum-regulating action, is also a marvel for dry skin. It will indeed soothe your tightness thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.3. Sensitive skin: don't abstain!…And not a sensitive soul abstain! There are a plethora of flowers that will soothe your sensitive skin or skin conditions such as couperose and eczema.The most common form of rosacea, rosacea is manifested by redness generally localized on the face. The objective of the treatment of rosacea is to reduce the diameter of the subcutaneous capillaries while increasing their resistance. It turns out that several flowers rich in astringent tannins are a benefit for reducing rosacea.- Edible lime, thanks to the richness of its flowers in flavonoids, tannins and polyphenols, is indicated for its toning and astringent properties.- Witch hazel (seeds) has both soothing and softening properties but also and above all a vasoconstrictor effect.- Sweet clover (flowering tops) is also indicated thanks to its anti-inflammatory, veinotonic and vascular-protective properties.Eczema is also one of the conditions that make the skin sensitive. It is due to skin lesions characterized by redness and scaling of the epidermis. 3 plants are known to soothe eczema:- Clover (flowering tops), a small purple flower particularly rich in astringent tannins, it is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema. You can enjoy it in a salad or as an infusion.- The Fumeterre (aerial parts) has been used for centuries for its medicinal virtues. Thanks to its anti-infectious properties it is perfect in the treatment of rashes such as eczema or psoriasis.- Figwort nodosa (aerial parts) is indicated in chronic skin diseases such as eczema, acne or even herpes. Its anti-inflammatory properties linked to its iridoic components soothe and help healing.Finally, several flowers mentioned above will soothe your inflammations such as orange blossom (exquisite for flavoring your desserts), witch hazel, chamomile or even thyme and rosemary which, in addition to seasoning your small dishes, will be a pure happiness to soothe your skin!