Lavender contains a host of skincare benefits which work to detox the skin and reduce inflammation. This sweet-smelling purple flower possesses an array of antioxidants in addition to antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties.

 

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Lavender’s antibacterial properties help to rid the skin of toxins and bacteria. Interestingly, lavender has been found to be effective against even the most resilient of bacteria, including species which are typically resistant to antibiotics.  Lavender is also non-comedogenic meaning that it functions to kill bacteria whilst not clogging pores. As a result lavender is a particularly powerful ingredient for those who suffer from oily or acne-prone skin.

 

Lavender’s antiseptic properties have been found to have an acceleratory effect on wound healing.  Lavender works to stimulate collagen production and tissue growth and thereby promotes our body’s healing processes. This naturally leads to a reduction in breakouts and makes scars less visible.

 

Lavender’s antimicrobial properties prevent the accumulation of micro-organisms which cause a variety of infections. A prime example of such a micro-organism is Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogen which contributes majorly to eczema and other dry skin conditions.  In preventing the build-up of such pathogens, Lavender helps to cleanse your skin, reduce redness and lessen irritation.

 

Ultimately, Lavender has the potential to improve the condition of our skin in a plethora of ways.

 

 

 

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