Using an oil to fight acne sounds unusual although 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 not only moisturizes skin but is also antibacterial and can kill bacteria that penetrate your pores. That makes lavender oil perfect for preventing and also healing acne. Lavender oil actually does a wonderful job at balancing your skin’s moisture barrier, so it isn’t too oily or dry so perfect for all skin combinations. Lavender oil isn’t just soothing for your mind, it offers the same benefits for your skin. Use lavender oil for 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 from the sun, insect bites, or bacteria. Lavender oil is used to clean wounds, treat burns and other skin injuries and its antiseptic properties also help skin to heal faster, while fighting and preventing further infection. Lavender oil is a potent source of antioxidants and other beneficial phytochemicals that fight free radical damage - caused by environmental stressors like the sun and pollution. That means the antioxidants in lavender oil can help protect against wrinkles, fine lines, and dark age spots. Lavender oil can benefit the skin in numerous ways. It has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. Lavender oil works to kill bacteria, and this can prevent and heal acne breakouts. It unclogs pores and reduces inflammation when you use it on your skin. Eczema can show up anywhere on your body. With eczema, your skin gets dry, itchy, and scaly. It can appear mild or chronic and in multiple locations. Since lavender has antifungal properties and reduces inflammation it can help to keep eczema at bay. Lavender oil can aid in skin lightening since it reduces inflammation. It can reduce discoloration, including dark spots. Lavender oil helps lessen blotchiness and redness. If you have hyperpigmentation on your skin, lavender oil may be able to help with that as well. Free radicals are partly responsible for fine lines and wrinkles on the face and lavender oil is full of antioxidants which help protect you from the free radicals. Inflammation can also be treated with lavender oil, the oil’s pain-relieving and numbing effects help soothe the inflammation and the beta-caryophyllene in the oil also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. If you have a burn, cut, or another wound, lavender oil may help speed up the wound-healing process as lavender oil promotes the healing of skin tissue. Lavender oil has many uses for treating the skin as it naturally reduces inflammation, lessens pain, and cleans the surface of the skin. You can use lavender oil on your face, legs, and hands.
Always do a patch test.