Skin Benefits Of Rosemary
A member of the Lameaceae family, rosemary is an aromatic evergreen plant native to the Mediterranean region. Formed of greyish green, needle-shaped leaves that sprout pale blue flowers, rosemary has been used by the Greeks and Romans since ancient times as a medicinal and culinary herb due to its therapeutic properties, with the oil most commonly used for healing and purification.
Extracted from the flowering tips of the plant through steam distillation, rosemary is one of the most popular aromatherapy oils and for good reason. Not only a star skincare ingredient, inhalation of rosemary essential oil has been shown to decrease cortisol levels and stimulate the activity of antioxidants, scavenging free radicals that can lead to premature ageing in addition to its immune and respiratory strengthening qualities.
In terms of skin benefits, rosemary increases the skin's elasticity, decreasing pigmentation and the early signs of premature ageing. Containing iron, calcium and phytonutrients, rosemary essential oil delivers vital minerals and nutrients directly to the skin to aid in its repair and regeneration. The phytonutrients contained within are especially beneficial when it comes to combatting the harmful effects of sun-exposure offering skin cells protection from sun damage and free radicals, a pre-cautionary measure that we should be considerate of all year round. What’s more, the anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties make natural skincare products containing rosemary a must-have for acne and spot prone skin.
A nourishing addition to your skincare regime as we leave the darkness of the winter months behind, rosemary rehydrates and brings life back into dull, dehydrated skin, minimising the appearance of fine lines that may have been brought out by perpetual winter dryness. Its cell regenerating properties are effective in treating visible skin conditions, stimulating biological activity and aiding in the formation of new cells, replacing damaged tissue and reducing the appearance of scars and spots.
Additionally, the medicinal qualities of rosemary essential oil make it beneficial for treating chronic skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, conditions that may have been exacerbated by seasonal elements. Its anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties are useful in reducing swelling and flare ups, with its anti-septic and astringent properties even able to be utilised to aid in the healing of minor burns.
For a blood stimulating, deeply detoxifying experience that revitalises skin, body and mind from the outside in, incorporate Earth Tu Face Salt and Rosemary Lotion into your post-spring skincare routine for a boost of nutrients from one of natures most therapeutic remedies.