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The Power of Lavender

Lavender is a natural herb that grows in abundance throughout many regions of the world, including the Pacific Northwest. Its pretty purple or blu-ish flower is the main source of the lavender oil used in a variety of cosmetic and skincare products. The list of its potential skin benefits is long and many studies indicate that its essential oils have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects.

You can take this versatile herb orally, apply it to the skin directly or breathe it in via aromatherapy.

Topical Uses of Lavender

This herb can be used in so many different ways…

According to scientific research, lavender essential oils can be an effective remedy for insect bites, burns, and infections.

It effectively kills bacteria and can heal and prevent acne breakouts on your skin and has antioxidant properties that help it counter-attack the effects of free radicals on your facial skin and prevent any wrinkles and fine lines which makes it a great and natural ingredient for the skin ­– so look for it in your face moisturizers and full-body applications.

You can also use lavender oil directly to the damaged skin or apply it directly on dry and wrinkled skin.

Skin Benefits

1.     Cleanse your Skin

Research shows that you can use lavender as an antifungal and antibacterial agent on your skin. It may not be the best potent antibacterial remedy, but it is one of the most natural. For that reason, many skincare manufacturers use it to improve the odor of the products while utilizing its properties to cleanse your skin.

2.     Detox your Skin

Daily stress and environmental toxins and allergens can harm your skin by making it feel coarse and creating inflammation. Lavender can help combat both these conditions with its powerful antioxidant properties.

Studies show that stress can cause skin roughness: As a calming agent, it can also improve your skin by soothing your mind. You can try using lavender-infused body lotion, face moisturizer, and body wash to calm your skin as well as your nerves.

3.     Use in Body Health

Lavender is one of the most popular and fragrant skincare ingredients. From body butter to body sticks, face moisturizers to facial cleansers, you will find it in many skin care products.

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