Ah, lavender (اسطخو دوس). Just thinking about the plant brings on feelings of relaxation. Sipping on tea made out of its flowers, or smelling its scent will calm your mind or help you sleep better. But did you know that you could also use this purple flowering plant for homemade beauty treatments?
Lavender is one of the most fragrant of all herbs.Lavender has been used through the ages for of its cleansing, wound healing properties and as a natural insect repellent. Romans started using it to scent and purifying their baths centuries ago.
Environmental toxins and daily stress can tax the skin, giving it a coarse and inflamed appearance. Lavender can help combat both culprits with a one-two punch. It contains powerful antioxidants that will prevent and counteract the irritating effects of pollutants on the skin.
Whether used alone or with other soothing ingredients, there are plenty of reasons why you should keep this herb handy.
Lavender powder is used in cosmetics, soap, and skincare products for the following properties:
One of the wonderful benefits of lavender powder is its antibacterial activity. Because lavender can penetrate pores to kill bacteria, it may go far in preventing and healing breakouts.
Refreshing Lavender Mask:
How To Use?
To 1 tsp of lavender powder, add 2 tbsp of honey and 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice.
- Mix them and form a paste.
- Wash your face and pat dry, leaving it slightly damp.
- Apply the mixture evenly to your cleansed face and neck, avoiding eyes.
- Rinse it off after 5-10 minutes with normal water.
If you’re exposed to sun directly after using citrus on skin, you may experience severe burning or irritation. Make sure to wash your skin well after application, wait at least several hours before exposing yourself to the sun, and always apply sunscreen for protection. Moreover, excessive use of citrus on skin can cause lightening, so don’t use this mask more than once a week.
Moisturizing Lavender Face Pack:
How To Use?
To 1 tbsp of lavender powder, add 1 tbsp of yogurt and 1 tsp of honey.
- Mix them well and apply to your cleansed face.
- Leave it for 7-10 minutes then rinse off.
Lavender boosts circulation, thereby increasing blood flow and ensuring that skin cells receive adequate nutrition and oxygen.