July 7th, 2017


The Secret Ingredient: Lavender


Lavender has been widely used for centuries ever since the Romans added lavender to their baths and is perhaps the most popular herb used in the skincare industry. Here, at What Skin Needs, we explore how lavender oil can be the secret to flawless skin.

Acne Treatment

The battle against acne can be a stressful and disheartening experience, especially for those who have struggled with acne for a long time. Luckily, lavender oil may be just the thing you need to end it all! Not only does it have a relaxing and calming effect, lavender oil is known to be beneficial for the skin due to its anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties. If you’ve tried hundreds and hundreds of acne medications that never work, a more natural alternative such as lavender oil may be perfect for you as it can fight the bacteria that cause acne and inflammation. To treat acne, simply dab some lavender oil on your acne blemishes.

Use It As A Toner

As the skin’s circulation is boosted by lavender, skin cells receive sufficient oxygen and nutrients to enhance their renewal process. As a result, this tones and makes your skin firm to create the best looking skin. In fact, our Hydrating Facial Serum also has skin renewal properties due to lavender hybrid oil. However, if you prefer using a toner, simply boil approximately 100ml of water and submerge the lavender buds. Cover the bowl and leave to stand for a few hours. Next, drain the mixture into a container and refrigerate it – this solution can then be used as a toner.

Detoxify The Skin

Leading a busy and stressful lifestyle in the city can eventually take a toll on our skin. From 9 to 5, our skin combats various pollutants such as chemicals, dust and dirt. To fight against the harmful effects of pollutants on the skin, we highly recommend the use of lavender oil as it contains powerful antioxidants. A must-have for a London city girl!

Heal Wounds

The magic of lavender oil extends to healing processes! Adding lavender oil to skin products can aid pain relief and healing in general. It also speeds up the scar tissue formation process. Simply dilute some lavender oil with olive or jojoba oil and apply it to the wound.

07 / 07 / 2017

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