If you love the scent of lavender or use it in your day-to-day life, you’ll be happy to know that it’s becoming a common ingredient in certain skincare products. However, the benefits go beyond just smelling nice. There are actually many different ways your skin can benefit from lavender oil, and it can be extremely beneficial to add to your skincare regimen. Here’s what to know about lavender skincare products and what they can do for your skin.
What is Lavender Oil?
Lavender oil is an essential oil made from lavender plants. For a very long time, lavender has had therapeutic uses because of its unique calming properties. It also contains many different chemical compounds that have been known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiseptic benefits – in fact, lavender essential oil was used in medical and hospital environments before modern antiseptics became widespread. Lavender oil is simply an essential form of the lavender plant that preserves its unique properties. Many people mix lavender oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil, argan oil, or jojoba oil.
What can Lavender Essential Oil do for your skin?
Lavender oil can be beneficial for virtually any skin concern. Lavender oil can be one of the best ingredients to seek out in a skincare regimen. With a single ingredient, you can enjoy benefits for a wide variety of concerns rather than trying to construct a regimen using multiple ingredients. In short, lavender oil can do it all. It can visibly brighten, rejuvenate, and moisturize the skin. Perfect for individuals concerned with anti-aging.
Benefits of Using Lavender Oil for Skin
Here’s a closer look at some of the many benefits of including lavender oil in your skincare regimen.
Fights Acne & Oily Skin
It may seem strange to consider using essential oils in your regimen if you have oily skin, but lavender essential oil can actually help minimize breakouts and flare-ups. Including oils in your regimen can help moisturize your skin more effectively, reducing dryness that causes your skin to overcompensate with producing natural oil.
When your skin is moisturized, it appears healthier and more balanced. Lavender oil is actually an ideal oil for people with acne-prone skin because it’s non-comedogenic. Additionally, lavender oil has been known to have antibacterial properties that can help reduce the appearance of acne infections. And finally, if stress and anxiety are a cause of your acne, a few drops of lavender oil can help your skin and your mind with its aromatherapy properties.
Soothes Dry Skin & Eczema
Lavender oil is an excellent skin care product for supporting your skin’s moisture barrier and maintaining hydration. If your skin is prone to dryness, itchiness, and even pain, lavender oil can help. One chronic skin condition that can benefit from lavender oil is eczema, which can cause inflammation and chapped, thick skin. Lavender oil can help reduce itching and further damage to the skin.
Hyperpigmentation & Scars
Because lavender oil can help with visible inflammation, it can be an effective way to help scars, acne scars, and other past skin injuries. Lavender oil has also been known to help with concerns such as pigmentation associated with aging, scarring, sun damage, and more. It contains potent antioxidants that can help against free radical damage and keep your skin looking brighter and more even-toned.
Helps Smooth Wrinkles & Aging Skin
Lavender oil can be a powerful ingredient and can be an effective anti-aging ingredient to help maintain a youthful look.
Helps with Visible Redness, Psoriasis, & Rosacea
Lavender oil is an excellent option for individuals concerned with inflammatory responses like rosacea, redness, and psoriasis. Lavender oil has been known to help visible inflammation and redness while also helping reduce stress with its wonderfully aromatic scent.
Our Recommended Products
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Our French Lavender After Bath moisturizer can help hydrate the skin with rich, natural emollients without a heavy or slick feeling. You can use it daily on dry skin to give it a moisturizing boost after your bath or shower.
Our Soothe Dermal Repair Balm is a great option for dry and sensitive skin. It contains a variety of botanical extracts including lavender to help give your skin a hydrating boost daily. Our Soothe Repair Mist is a lavender oil spray that can visibly help with skin sensitivity and redness whenever you need it. As a fine, lightweight mist, it won’t feel heavy or stifling.
Our Clarify Cleanser combines the exfoliating benefits of salicylic acid with lavender. Lavender oil has been known to have antibacterial properties and can be gentle and non-stripping, making it a good option for congested and oily skin types. Additionally, our Volcanic Clay Purifying Mask can help revitalize your skin with botanical oils, including lavender. Finally, our Clarify Polishing Mask can gently exfoliate and visibly brighten your overall complexion.
With a potent combination of peptides and lavender, our Ultima-Peptide Maximum Peptide Complex can improve the appearance of aging skin and help support your natural collagen production. Additionally, our Skin Rejuvenation Therapy Moisturizing Cream contains enzymes and growth factors to further boost the rejuvenating benefits of lavender.
Frequently Asked Questions
CAN I APPLY LAVENDER OIL DIRECTLY TO THE SKIN?
Lavender oil is one essential oil that can be applied directly to the skin – however, you should always ensure it’s diluted and consider testing it on a patch of skin before applying it to your face.
DOES LAVENDER OIL TIGHTEN SKIN?
When used regularly, lavender oil can help with the appearance of better skin elasticity.
CAN I USE LAVENDER OIL ON MY FACE?
There are many benefits to using lavender oil in your skincare regimen. We recommend always testing your oil on a patch of skin before applying it to your face in case of any negative reaction.