Top 6 Benefits of Lavender Oil For Skin
With skincare entering the self-care realm and more of us enjoying steps of skincare routine more as pamper time rather than a chore, lavender essential oil for skin is a match made in heaven. Lavender oil not only has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, but it is also extremely soothing to the skin and has a therapeutic scent. Here are all the ways to use lavender oil for the skin.
1. Fights Acne
Yes, it makes perfect sense to use an oil to fight acne. Acne often flares up when your skin does not have enough oil. Dry skin can start to overproduce sebum (your skin’s natural oil) to compensate, leading to clogged pores and acne formation. Lavender oil gently moisturises skin and is non-comedogenic for pores.
Lavender essential oil is naturally antibacterial, meaning that it kills acne-causing bacteria that might infiltrate your pores. This makes the purple flower perfect for preventing, calming, and healing painful acne breakouts.
Who said full-coverage makeup had to clog your pores? EliteBiotech included antiseptic lavender oil in our BB Cream and Long Last Concealer for full coverage that leaves skin refreshed and soothed. Combine them with a targeted acne treatment plan infused with tea tree oil or witch hazel for a one-two punch on acne.
2. Helps with Eczema and Dry Skin
If you’ve been itching away at dry skin patches with no hope in sight, turn to lavender oil for some much-needed relief. As we mentioned, lavender oil does a stellar job of balancing your skin’s moisture barrier so that it isn’t too oily or too dry. Massage some French lavender lotion all over, or a lavender body butter onto extra dry areas to promote soft, itch-free skin.
For skin on your face, warm the rich Intensive Nourishing Balm between your fingers and dab it onto extra dry, flaky patches of skin for instant smoothness. For all-day defend against dryness, apply the Intensive Nourishing Facial Oil after your daily moisturizer. Both formulas are infused with lavender oil to calm and balance your skin.
The effects of lavender are known far and wide for managing stress and reducing anxiety. Not surprisingly, it offers the same calming benefits for your skin. You can use calming lavender oil on your skin to help reduce redness, blotchy patches, and acne scarring. Lavender oil’s anti-inflammatory properties make it great for soothing and healing skin that’s irritated or reddened by the sun, insect bites, or bacteria.
4. Skin Detoxification
With an eye on lavender’s incredible aromatherapeutic resume, we’ve enlisted this essential oil for the bathtub, too. The Lavender Sea Therapy Bath combines lavender oil with nourishing crystallised kelp for a spa-worthy self-care experience at home. These bath salts deeply detoxify to purge harmful toxins from the skin while promoting tension release for sore muscles and a tired mind.
No time for a bath? Tote along our organic Lavender Shower Gel in the shower for super cleansed and nourished skin, thanks to a concentrated blend of healing herbs, soothing aloe, and rose flower water, all rounded out by the dreamy scent of lavender oil.
5. Heals Skin Injuries
The ancient Greeks used lavender oil to clean wounds, heal burns, and treat other skin injuries. Its antiseptic properties also help the skin to heal faster while fighting and preventing further infection.
Washing hard-working hands with a lavender-infused soap is a great way to maintain healthy skin without irritating minor cuts and abrasions. The Lavender Butter Soap is made with a rich coconut oil base and formulated with lavender and rosehip oil to leave hands super smooth.
6. Assists in wrinkle prevention
Lavender oil is a potent source of antioxidants and other beneficial phytochemicals, making it useful for battling signs of premature aging. Antioxidants fight free radical damage, which is caused by environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution.
Supplement your skin care regimen with antioxidants is an easy way to help protect against wrinkles, fine lines, and dark age spots. Give skin a dose of anti-aging botanicals with the refreshing Lavender Oat Milk powder cleanser, the purifying Lavender the moisture-rich Lavender, and replenish thirsty skin with the Hydra Drench Cream.
The benefits of lavender oil for the skin are seemingly endless, making it one of the easiest ingredients to add to your routine. For a deeper dive into the magic of this lovely bloom, check out our feature on the benefits of lavender for mind, body, and beauty. This flower isn’t the only plant hero with serious beauty benefits—check out our full list of the best essential oils for your skin!