If you are a fan of aromatherapy or scented candles, I am sure you must have come across lavender-scented candles and found yourself swayed by their fragrance. Did you know that this fragrant lavender oil used in aromatherapy or candles can also be highly beneficial in your skincare routine? Let’s find out how!
But before we move on, here's a brief explanation about lavender oil:
Lavender oil is an essential oil extracted from dried lavender flowers (Lavandula angustifolia) through steam distillation. It takes around 116 plants to make one pound of lavender oil.
Let's now talk about the benefits of using lavender oil in skincare routine!
Lavender oil might be a potent extract from the flower, but it has a history of being the mildest essential oil, making it suitable for most skin types.
Lavender oil has skin healing properties
A 2016 study demonstrated the ability of lavender oil to promote the healing of skin tissues. This is the first scientific research to support the claims made about lavender oil by alternative medicine for many years. Lavender oil may speed up the healing of areas impacted by cuts, burns, wounds, and scrapes. It may also help with subsiding the effects of bug bites.
Lavender oil has anti-aging benefits
Lavender oil can promote skin healing by boosting collagen. Collagen is one of the most important compounds that give your face a youthful, bouncy appearance. With age, your skin loses its ability to produce collagen naturally, resulting in sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Therefore, lavender oil can help keep your skin looking younger than ever.
Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory properties
Lavender oil is full of anti-inflammatory compounds that are antibacterial in nature. This makes it an excellent ingredient to prevent and treat acne or even general inflammation caused by bites or wounds. These also help curb further infections by acne-causing bacteria. Lavender oil unclogs pores, reducing the skin's oiliness and encouraging the healing of acne marks and scars due to its collagen-boosting abilities.
Lavender oil has moisturizing properties
Like most oils, lavender oil can lock in moisture and soothe dry skin. With its antibacterial and antifungal properties, lavender oil is perfect for treating eczema. Facial oils infused with lavender can alleviate inflammation and keep your skin hydrated and nourished.
Lavender oil protects against skin damage
Burning sun and pollution can cause premature aging and tanning of the skin. The antioxidants in lavender oil combat free radicals that speed up the aging process and also protect the skin from UVA and UVB damage. While not as effective as SPF in preventing sun damage, lavender oil can be a good recovery option rather than a preventative one.
Lavender oil, like most essential oils, can be a bit too potent for the skin and hence, must be used with carrier oils to prevent sensitizing the skin. Regardless, its endless benefits make it one of the most multipurpose products to add to your skincare.
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