🔮Lavender Oil: The Many SkinCare Benefits
Lavender oil is an essential oil that is derived from the aromatic parts of the lavender plant. The process of obtaining the oils from the plant is called steam distillation. Lavender is a herb that is native to Northern Africa and mountainous regions of the Mediterranean, and it's essential oil has therapeutic uses along with cosmetic applications.
The therapeutic benefits of lavender oil include being used to treat anxiety, depression, nausea, and other conditions. Lavender oil has also been used to treat fungal infections, hair loss, and wounds. However, lavender oil has many cosmetic benefits as well.
Lavender oil is one of the most popular essential oils in the world, and it has several benefits for your skin. Let's talk about them.
- Soothe skin and improves acne. Lavender oils natural anti-fungal properties can have anti-itch and anti-inflammatory effects, meaning it can soothe your skin when it's inflamed and irritated. Whether you are having a reaction to a chemical in your skincare routine or you have been outside too long and have itchy bug bites, lavender oil can help. The same qualities that give it it's anti-inflammatory properties can also assist with acne, reducing redness and irritation.
- Promotes wound healing and prevents infection. Studies have shown lavender to have the potential to speed up the healing of burns, cuts, scrapes, and other wounds, and it also has the potential to help with scarring. Not only that, but it is also said to be able to prevent infections as well. Numerous medical studies show lavender oil to have a fungicidal effect, meaning it can combat bacterial and fungal disorders in your skin.
- Fights free radicals. Lavender oil is also an antioxidant, which means it is skilled in fighting the free radicals that your skin encounters in the environment. The most common and most dangerous risk factor for disease is free radicals because they can shut down your immune system and damage your body. Lavender oil, however, is a natural antioxidant, and it can work to prevent and reverse diseases associated with these damaging free radicals.
Because essential oils are highly potent, a contact allergy to lavender oil is possible. Even if you're not actually allergic to lavender oil, the fact that these essential oils are so concentrated makes it possible for your immune system to develop an allergy and result in dermatitis. Especially if you have sensitive skin already, you should avoid products with fragrance. Nevertheless, lavender oil is generally well-tolerated when used externally. If you are concerned, then test the oil on a small patch of skin somewhere other than your face, such as on the inside of your arm.
It is recommended that people avoid using lavender around the eye area because of the sensitivity of their eyelids. There is also not enough information on the use of lavender oil in cosmetics to know if it's safe for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, so it is best to discontinue the use of lavender in your skincare regime if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Lastly, while lavender oil is safe to use externally, it is not recommended that you ingest lavender oil.
How to use it
Unlike other essential oils, lavender oil is safe to apply directly to your skin. However, you can also dilute it in carrier substances for added benefits, better absorption, and safety. There is no set dilution rate when it comes to lavender oil; dilution rate all depends on what you plan to use it for, be it steaming, toning, or moisturizing. The best carrier oils for lavender oil are fatty oils such as coconut, avocado, or jojoba oil.
Lavender oil can be added to almost any product, including and especially non-foaming, sulfate-free soaps and moisturizers. It can also be applied to any part of your body as long as the product is formulated for that part of your body. Basically, you can use lavender oil on your face, but you shouldn't apply body cleanser with lavender oil to your face.
In conclusion, lavender oil is a versatile essential oil that comes from the lavender plant. It can be toxic to ingest, but it is perfect for using topically in your skincare routine. Lavender oil can soothe your skin, improve acne, and promote wound healing as well as preventing infection at the same time. You can use lavender oil almost anywhere in your skincare routine, and the chances of you being allergic to this essential oil are very unlikely.
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