I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, lavender is the king of the botanical world. This wonderful herb has been revered for by many civilisations, for it’s medicinal and healing properties. I’ve heard that the royal women during the Victorian era would use lavender oil as a perfume. It was even used as an antiseptic to treat wounds during World War I. Hence, you can understand why so many skincare brands love including it in their products. If you’re still sceptical as to whether or not you should incorporate this plant in your skincare routine then maybe going through these amazing skincare benefits will change your mind:
This fragrant aromatic plant is not only good for aromatherapy but it can also do wonders when it’s applied to your skin. Since lavender has anti-bacterial properties it can help control the sebum production of your skin and stop breakouts. What makes it even more perfect for people with acne is that lavender oil is non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores. If you want to include it in your skincare routine then look for hydrating face mists that contain lavender. They’ll not only help control the sebum production of your skin but they will also instantly refresh your skin.
Itchy and dry skin patches are the worst, aren’t they? If you’re someone with dry skin and you’ve tried every moisturiser out there but nothing worked out then you should try a moisturiser with lavender extract. It will help soothe your skin and maintain your skin’s moisture barrier so that it’s not too dry or too oily. If you’re someone with dry skin, then you should look for a rich moisturiser that contains this miracle ingredient.
When your skin is exposed to free-radicals your skin may be prone to wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of ageing. Lavender contains antioxidants which help fight free radicals. Hence, using products with lavender extract will help your skin combat the signs of ageing.
An itchy scalp got you down? Get rid of dandruff by using hair care products that contain lavender extract or oil. Since it has anti-microbial properties it helps prevent the growth of bacteria. So adding a few drops of lavender essential oil to your hair oil or shampoo will help you control your dandruff.
A beach day is all fun and games till you get a nasty sunburn. In that case, don’t fret, just mix some aloe vera gel with a few drops of lavender oil and apply it to your skin. Since it has anti-inflammatory properties, it will soothe your sunburn and reduce the redness. If you’re not in a DIY mood, then you can use a soothing lavender mist to treat your sunburn.
If you’re looking for some skincare products with lavender, then you should have a look at these:
Note: If you’re not sure whether or not you’re allergic to lavender, please do not use it! If at all you are allergic to it you may break out in hives or experience redness and rashes. It’s always better to do a patch test on your forearm beforehand.
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