According to study into the benefits of houseplants commissioned by The Royal Horticultural Society, there are certain potted plants that are good for your skin.House plants may be a simple and affordable way to reduce air dryness indoors and alleviate symptoms of dry skin, while providing multiple other benefits – for human psyche and physical health.
To choose the best plants for your skin, the researchers recommend those with high transpiration rates, as well as plants with large canopies that can expel more water. The most effective plants for the purpose are peace lilies, which can evaporate the equivalent of a “small teacup” of water a day, and ivy plant.
Additionally, plants capture dust and particles from the indoor air, so again large leaf areas are good to provide this benefit. A number of chemical compounds such as those found in paints and furnishings, as well as gasses emitted in cooking and burning can be removed by houseplants.
Instead of splurging on moisturisers and lotions, you can purchase a potted peace lily, spider plants, or Areca palms to keep skin hydrated this winter.