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From hair growth to curing acne: 6 things lavender oil can do for your skin and hair

Lavender oil has many benefits for the hair and skin if used the right way. Here are six ways in which it can prove to be useful.
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Shreya Gupta Updated: 9 Oct 2020, 19:21 pm IST
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Lavender oil needs no introduction given that it has been a rage due to its wonderful aroma. Not only is the smell wonderful but it has additional benefits such as uplifting your mood and inducing sleep. However, not many know that lavender oil can also treat certain hair and skin woes.

Lavender oil, when used for hair and skin troubles, can truly be magical. However, many aren’t aware of when and how to use it. The oil is a hundred percent natural and should always be diluted before application. Keeping it undiluted can irritate the skin and scalp. So, for safety, mix it with other carrier oils such as coconut oil or olive oil.

Here are six benefits of lavender oil for your hair and skin:

1. When uninvited acne pops up

If you are looking for a natural solution for your acne troubles, let lavender work its magic. Lavender oil not only helps in treating acne but can also be used to reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes.

The oil is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory in nature. This means that it can fight off the acne-causing bacteria, ensuring that your skin stays smooth. What’s more, it is perfect for preventing, treating and healing acne. Moreover, lavender oil moisturises the skin without clogging your pores.

2. When your skin needs a detoxification

The dirt, dust, pollution and sweat can be extremely harmful to our skin. Hence, it needs detoxification every now and then. The powerful antioxidants present in lavender oil can help in neutralising the harms caused by external factors such as dust and pollution, ensuring that you always have smooth skin.

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Get glowing skin naturally with the help of lavender oil! Image: Shutterstock

In a study conducted by the Howard University College of Medicine, the researchers found that lavender oil is one of the essential oils that can successfully inhibit the growth of skin bacteria.

3. When the signs of ageing start showing up

Wrinkles and fine lines can start appearing for various reasons such as exposure to pollution and UV rays. Given that lavender oil is rich in antioxidants, it helps fight the free radicals and protects you against the signs of premature ageing.

4. When you want to kill hair lice

Lavender oil has strong antiseptic properties which might prove beneficial in treating and preventing head lice, lice eggs and nits. So, say goodbye to all the itching and embarrassment with lavender oil!

5. When you want to boost hair growth

A study conducted on mice was published in the journal Toxicology Research. It made the observation that when lavender oil is applied to mice, their hair grew thicker and faster than normal. So, with the regular application, it might also help with patterned or hereditary hair loss.

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Let your hair do the talking with lavender oil. Image courtesy: Shutterstock.
6. When you want to treat dandruff

The antibacterial properties of lavender inhibit the growth of any bacteria and fungi, preventing dandruff or common scalp infections. So, for better scalp health, choose lavender essential oil!

So, give lavender oil a chance to fix your skin and hair troubles!

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Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always. ...Read More

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