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The Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil in Skincare

Posted by • farragio • on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Under: Skincare

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by Mary Kate Shaver

As consumers become more conscious of the ingredients that are used in their skincare, many beauty aficionados have stumbled across the various benefits of incorporating essential oils into their daily skincare routine. Essential oils are naturally occurring oils that are harvested from a variety of plants through a distillation process and tout a multitude of health and skincare benefits. However, it is important to pay attention to what essential oils are safe and recommended for skincare use before adding them to your personalized skincare routine. Some oils should not be used on the skin at all or may need to be diluted before adding to your routine.

The origins of lemongrass essential oil

If used properly and safely, essential oils can elevate your skincare routine in a way that will embrace and emphasize your natural beauty while organically resolving your most frustrating skincare struggles. Lemongrass oil is derived from the Cymbopogon plant which is a wire-like grass that hails from tropical regions on the continents of Asia, Africa, and Australia. Lemongrass oil is distilled from this plant and its name gives a nod to the distinct and refreshing citrus scent of the oil itself. The plant has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine practices as it is known to alleviate the symptoms of pneumonia, arthritis, and colds/cases of flu. The plant is also used in a variety of Southeastern Asian food dishes and adds a delicious flavor to many meals.

The benefits of lemongrass essential oil

When it comes to skincare, lemongrass essential oil is praised for its anti-inflammatory properties, its ability to reduce signs of aging, and its ability to combat acne. At first, it may seem doubtful that a simple essential oil can offer such powerful skincare benefits. Lemongrass essential oil is known to be full of powerful vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, folate, and vitamin C. All of these nutrients play key roles in the maintenance and stimulation of healthy and vibrant skin. With these vital nutrients, lemongrass essential oil touts extreme skin healing properties which can be extremely useful in the treatment of old acne scarring or the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles.

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How to incorporate lemongrass essential oil into your skincare routine

Mix a little bit of the oil with witch hazel and water and apply this to your skin during your daily skincare routine; the natural astringent properties of the oil can tighten and clean pores like a natural toner for your skin. This deep cleaning process can help your skin glow with new vitality as you feel comfortable and confident in your natural appearance. With the popularity of essential oils increasing in recent years, lemongrass essential oil can be easily ordered online or even purchased at your local organic and natural grocery store. As with most essential oils, a little bit goes a long way when incorporating this oil into your daily skincare routine. This oil is safest when mixed into a carrier oil such as olive oil or coconut oil. This mixture can then be used as a moisturizing face mask. It is important to patch test the oil first on the skin of your wrist to identify any potential irritations or allergies. However, once you have verified your compatibility with the oil, incorporating it into your skincare routine is a wonderful way to enhance your natural beauty with a safe and organic product that shows lasting results.

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