The Benefits of Rosemary in Your Skin Care Routine
Rosemary has been used by humans for centuries for a variety of different things. Most
commonly, it is used for cooking, however people have used it for other things as well. Like
many herbs, Rosemary can be used as alternative to medicine for things like mental clarity,
aches and pains or congestion relief.
In the home, some people use its fragrance to give their home a pleasant aroma or to repel pests like mice and insects. But did you know that Rosemary also has amazing benefits to your skin? Here are just a few ways you can incorporate it into your beauty routine.
For oily or breakout prone skin, Rosemary can be a game changer. It’s known for it
powerful antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties so it basically is an all-in-one treatment to fight off and prevent blemishes. Look for skin care products that contain rosemary.
Enlarged and Clogged Pores? No problem, Rosemary gently detoxes and loosens dirt
and sebum (oil and skin cells) from your pores. Since it is also an astringent, it will tighten and tone your pores and make them appear less noticeable.
Rosemary can also smooth fine lines and wrinkles by the powerful antioxidants it
contains. Using it in this scrub with not only help exfoliate the skin, but also keep it calm and
free of free radical damage. We also added it into our anti-aging cleanser to increase blood
circulation, which stimulates collagen and elastin production.
Because it is anti-inflammatory, it works wonders for dry skin conditions like eczema,
psoriasis, rosacea and rashes. Since its also antibacterial, it keeps skin free from germs and
other things that can irritate the skin. Put it into a lip balm and its a great way to heal dry,
chapped lips as well.
Using herbs to heal the mind and body is nothing new and has made a huge impact in
the lives on so many people. There is no better time to try it for yourself and see what they can do for you!
LEONA BAISLEY: Having been a licensed esthetician for over 8 years, Leona has worked for a variety of spas and wax only salons. She is passionate about skin care, waxing and education for both the professional and the client. She has over 4 years of wax training experience for large organizations and is in the beginning stages of creating her own education classes that will help licensed estheticians and cosmetologists grow their businesses and compete with the top professionals in the industry.