Reasons why you should use lavender oil for your skin.
I regularly say that our products are not your typical Grandmother's lavender that you grew up with. It isn't just used to freshen a room. This single little lavender plant has taken over, and we see it everywhere. We wonder what it is like to be a skincare hero - especially since we infuse this glorious lavender plant in our products to make the healing even more effective.
Before I get into why it is so amazing for your skin, here is a little-known fact about the lavender plant. This plant has been around for a long time and belongs to the mint family - but you wouldn't really know that since its smell and texture are different. Some think it is a mix of mint and rosemary with this little twist on your senses. But it is more than just a pretty plant that we pose in front of to get those magical Instagram-worthy photos done! It has a long history as a medical and beauty treatment, suggesting it packs more than just a pretty face.
What are the benefits?
Well, if you are looking at skincare as a chore instead of a pampering ritual, you might be missing out on the mini-spa experience that you can treat yourself to daily. Lavender not only boosts potent anti-inflammatory properties but is also ultra soothing for skin with a therapeutic scent - there are numerous ways lavender oil can benefit the skin. It can lessen acne, help even skin tone and reduce wrinkles.
What are the benefits, and how should you use them? Well, here you go:
Did you know that acne often flares up when your skin does not have enough oil? Dry skin starts to over-produce your skin's natural oil to compensate for the fact that your skin is so dry, leading to clogged pores and acne formation. Not only is lavender a gentle moisturizer it is also non-comedogenic.
With lavender oil being naturally antibacterial, it makes all the more sense that this purple flower helps prevent, calm and heals the skin to help prevent acne breakouts. It unclogs your pores and reduces inflammation when you put it on your skin.
Now you partially know why our lavender-infused products are top sellers and clients are raving about the results. But we aren't done yet.
Soothes Eczema and dry skin
Eczema can show up anywhere on your body. This dry, itchy and scaly condition can be either mild or chronic and, in most cases, not isolated to one area of the body. But, lavender oil has antifungal properties and reduces inflammation. It can help keep Eczema at bay. Lavender oil does an outstanding job of balancing your skin's moisture barrier so it remains not too dry or too oily.
Treating these areas with lavender oil will help dry patches and itchy skin. We have a client that had chronic Eczema after giving birth to her baby all over her body. Long story short, I gave her a bottle of our Ravish to try, and she sent me these pictures the next day with this testimonial:
"I have a rare form of psoriasis called Erythrodermic psoriasis
Which is the most severe type of psoriasis and covers 98% of my body. I was born with this type of psoriasis and have suffered most of my life. As a child we were put on many different types of medication‘s including steroids and because of my type of psoriasis we were also a part of many many trials but there is no cure and a lot of the medication’s have very harmful side effects.
As a teenager I made the choice to go steroid free and try to handle my psoriasis with all natural remedies and trying different techniques and was able to keep it under control. When I decided to have a baby during my pregnancy my psoriasis went almost completely away except for a couple small spots. After having my daughter within 24 hours of giving birth my whole body was basically in a state of shock and I went into a really big flareup. Nothing has worked over the last 10 months To control the flareup. Unfortunately I’ve had to go back to the doctor multiple times and I’ve tried a couple different medication‘s from them because it’s gotten so bad. The medication‘s worked for a short period of time for the second you miss any doses the flareup comes back sometimes worse than it started.
I went to the lavender festival at Julie’s farm and I ran into her while I was purchasing some items from one of the booths. She asked me what was on my legs in a very polite way and I explain my situation to her with having a baby the constant flareups and having a rare form of psoriasis. She asked me to try one of the products and I agreed. Over the last 10 months I have been trying anything that anybody has suggested to me as long as it safe to use while breast-feeding. Nothing has shown the results that this product has shown. With one use the following day almost all the redness on my legs was completely gone. While using it every single night for the last week I can finally see some normal skin And my psoriasis patches are starting to decrease. In my worse zones like my arms and my back I have noticed that it is starting to lessen and I’m hoping to see the same results that I have seen on my legs. I will continue to use this product and see if it’s able to clear up all of my skin issues." - Kayla
Lavender oil can also treat psoriasis - it helps cleanse your skin and lessen redness and irritation. Massage in the spots you need it, and watch your skin heal.
Blotchy skin No more.
Lavender oil can aid in evening skin tone since it reduces skin inflammation. I mean, we know lavender is used to manage stress and reduce anxiety, and surprisingly it offers the same calming benefits for your skin.
You can use lavender to reduce redness, blotchy patches, and acne scarring - including dark spots. If you have hyperpigmentation on your skin, lavender oil may also help with that.
Painful inflammation can be relieved with lavender oil's pain-relieving and numbing effects, which soothe the inflammation. At the same time, the beta-caryophyllene in the oil also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory.
Wound Healing properties
Lavender oil's anti-inflammatory properties also make it great for healing and soothing skin irritated by sunburn, insect bites, burns or bacteria. I always say, have one in your makeup bag and your first aid kit!
Lavender helps with the healing process, and in a 2016 study, researchers found that lavender oil promotes the healing of skin tissue.
Ancient Greeks used lavender to clean wounds, heal burns and treat other skin injuries. Its antiseptic properties also allow the skin to heal faster while fighting and preventing further infection.
We had a client in an accident with a severe road burn on her face. Within two days of using our Lavish Face Serum, her face cleared up, and not one scar was left!
We call it pro-aging, not anti-aging
Lavender is so full of exceptional healing qualities that you don't even think of it is a potent source of antioxidants and other beneficial phytochemicals (these are compounds that are produced by plants and benefit human health), which in turn makes it a valuable tool in your tool kit to help battle the signs of premature aging.
Antioxidants fight free-radical damage caused by UV Rays, pollution and environmental stressors. Using lavender oil is a great way to help protect your skin and pro-age easily. Remember, lavender helps with wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots.
From experience, with my olive complexion, dark spots will always be my issue - a little tiny pimple can leave a spot on my face - and thank you to our Lavish Face Serum; it moisturizes my face, but it is also healing it.
BE a LAvender Lover
So, lavender carries a big old punch when it comes to healing and being so beneficial to the skin. It is one of the easiest things to add to your beauty and self-love routine, and not just for your face.
So supplementing your skincare routine with lavender is easy enough with our lavender-infused products for your skin. Our proprietary formula ensures that all the remarkable healing properties of lavender are in our products to help clean, moisturize and take care of your skin.
We want you to love the skin you are in - and I think we can :)
Sending lavender love,
This article is for informational purposes only. It's important to do your research and consult a trusted medical professional before making any decisions. While this article may feature advice from experts in the field, it should never be relied upon as a substitute for personalized medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always prioritize your own health and well-being above all else.