You’re likely aware that eating oats can help maintain good cholesterol and have properties that benefit heart health. But did you know that oats have been used for centuries for skin treatments, facials, and masks?
It’s one of the most popular ingredients because it works to leave the skin soft, soothed, and glowing. Many eczema treatments include oatmeal, and it’s recommended any time skin needs calming - be it from sunburn, poison ivy, or just irritation of any kind.
This essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy, Frankincense is thought to send messages to the limbic system, which is the part of our brain that influences our emotions and nervous systems. It’s suspected to have a positive effect on heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, and more.
It’s a mild oil that can be applied directly to the skin, however, should not be used on or too close to the eyes, as the vapors may cause irritation, but the rest of the face is just fine.
Frankincense also helps to support healthy cellular function, increase blood flow and circulation, and reduce skin discoloration, imperfections, scars, and sunspots! A true miracle oil.
It’s hard not to love turmeric because it seems like it can heal just about anything from digestion issues to hangovers to clogged pores. The main benefits are that it’s an anti-inflammatory, soothing, detoxifying, and exfoliating powerhouse.
It works well with the other ingredients in this list to treat inflamed, scarred, or puffy skin.
Another superpowered ingredient for the list has been used for thousands of years for its natural antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. Honey is loaded with minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and natural enzymes that are as good for the body as they are for your face.
Honey is well known to reduce inflammation, promote healing, and help retain moisture in the skin. Including honey in your skincare regime will ensure you’re able to retain that youthful glow.