Lavender

BENEFITS

Lavender oil for acne

Lavender oil can help you get rid of acne.

One of the wonderful benefits of lavender essential oil is its antibacterial activity. Because lavender oil can penetrate pores to kill bacteria, it may go far in preventing and healing breakouts. You can apply lavender oil diluted in coconut oil to your skin after you wash your face. This will not only moisturize, but also help to reduce breakouts.

If the thought of putting oil on your face scares you, take a deep breath! Putting a thin layer of coconut and lavender oil on your skin won’t make it oilier — these are beneficial oils that may actually help to soothe and control your skin’s sebum production. Give it a try, you won’t be sorry!

You could also apply a tiny bit of the oil directly to blemishes, but make sure your skin isn’t sensitive to it first before going this route.

Lavender oil for skin lightening

Lavender essential oil is anti-inflammatory. It can thus help to reduce redness, blotching and ruddiness of the skin, helping to restore your bright, natural skin tone. When used regularly, this oil may also help to reduce dark age spots and other types of skin discolorations.

Lavender essential oil may also help to lighten skin with hyperpigmentation, especially if the skin is oily. Because of the soothing, balancing nature of lavender, it’s a good candidate to ask a natural health professional you trust about.

Lavender oil for wrinkle prevention

Because lavender essential oil is teeming with antioxidants, it can help protect your skin from damaging free radicals, which contribute to fine lines and wrinkles,as well as other signs of aging skin.

Lavender oil for eczema and psoriasis

Due to its soothing and healing properties, lavender may provide benefits to skin afflicted by eczema or psoriasis. It can help to relieve the itch and irritation of psoriasis, and it may help with eczema outbreaks, especially when combined with chamomile.

If you have eczema or psoriasis, it is worthwhile to talk to a natural health professional you trust about how to incorporate lavender essential oil into a routine to naturally manage your symptoms.

Lavender oil for sunburns

Lavender oil can soothe a sunburn.

Using diluted lavender oil on your skin after a day in the hot sun may help to relieve the burning and swelling. If you find yourself suffering a sunburn, first, rinse your face with cool water (or take a cool shower). Then, apply coconut oil with a few drops of lavender oil added to the affected area. Repeat as necessary, remembering to keep cool and drink plenty of water.