Little known, horsetail is a plant full of surprises. Used for millennia, it was originally appreciated for its medicinal properties. It is also used in cosmetics for its purifying and toning effects on the skin.
It has healing properties
Horsetail is a plant used since Antiquity for its many virtues. Its green stems can be consumed as an infusion, tincture, foot bath, capsules or gels, serums and creams. There are also commercial horsetail shampoos. Thanks to the presence of vegetable silicon in its composition, it heals and firms the cellular tissues. Also called ponytail, it also helps to fight against certain skin imperfections. It also has remineralising effects. For fragile skin that suffers from eczema, dermatitis and acne, it can be used as a compress to be applied directly to the epidermis. It fades scars and stretch marks. Recent research has also proven that it stimulates the production of collagen. Thus, the skin regains its elasticity more quickly.
“Its green stems can be consumed as an infusion, tincture, foot bath, capsules or gels, serums and creams.”
It has toning properties
Horsetail was once used to polish metals. It is also recommended to relieve itchy skin. For skin that lacks tone, it is perfect for deeply moisturizing the epidermis and restoring elasticity to the skin. Combination skin can also use it to smooth skin texture and tighten pores. Organic horsetail powder is available on the market, ideal for concocting a tonic lotion. In order to prepare a homemade face mask, you can mix three teaspoons of green clay, three teaspoons of horsetail powder and four teaspoons of water. After obtaining a homogeneous paste, apply the mixture to your face, and leave on for about 15 minutes. Then rinse your skin.
“It is also recommended to relieve itchy skin. For skin that lacks tone, it is perfect for deeply moisturizing the epidermis and restoring elasticity to the skin.”
It has astringent properties
If horsetail has toning virtues for the epidermis, it is also appreciated for its ability to purify the skin, and in particular the scalp. It is perfect for fragile hair. Thanks to the presence of vegetable silica, it can be used in hair care to strengthen the hair fibre. But it is above all for its astringent properties that it is renowned for balancing oily scalps, and eliminating excess sebum without being aggressive. To find a dry scalp, you can mix clay and horsetail powder.