What are the benefits of using Lemongrass on your skin?
Lemongrass Soap is a newcomer on the scene for a lot of people, in this short guide we explain some of the reasons that lemongrass has become such an important part of so many people's skincare regime. For first timers to this wonder plant, lemongrass smells similarly to lemon, but is milder, sweeter, and far less sour. It has been known for its skincare benefits and widely used throughout Thailand, China, India and Sri Lanka for generations.
What's unique about Lemongrass is that it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties, which means that it will not only kill all the nasties that have been collected by your skin during the day but that it will also keep protecting it long after use. Just like its distant cousin the lemon, it's a natural astringent which means that it naturally tightens the skin leaving you feeling more firm and secure and it also comes in with some serious antiseptic properties, ideal if you've had any issues with rashes or abrasions on your skin.
That's not all this wonder plant can do however, check out these and more great benefits:
1. Skin Care
A good astringent will help to remove oil buildup, tighten up saggy skin, and prevent acne breakouts. As astringents go Lemongrass is one of the best out there, using lemongrass can also help to alleviate a wide range of skin issues, from large pores to fungal infections.
Lemongrass is fantastic for controlling odor, and is a great benefit for the skin under your arms which can be left damaged from shaving. The best thing about it is that it is entirely natural so causes no harm to your body or the environment.
3. Insect Repellent
The natural scent of lemongrass is tried and tested as being a great repellent from those pesky bugs.
4. Health Care
Lemongrass has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries and is used for relief from colds, headaches, digestion problems and as antiseptic for cuts, scrapes, and more.
5. Acne Relief and Prevention
Lemongrass is one of the best natural remedies for getting rid of blackheads and providing acne relief. As a natural astringent it naturally minimises pores and firms the skin.
6. Stress Relief
The calming and mild smell of lemongrass oil is fantastic for relieving anxiety, irritability, and to help with insomnia. The sedative and hypnotic properties of lemongrass can help to improve the duration and quality of your sleep.
7. Pain Relief
Lemongrass helps relieve pain in muscles and joints, as well as toothaches and headaches. It has anti-inflammatory properties due to the essential oils present in it. The antioxidants present in it help reduce damage done to tissues and fat cells. Muscle pain, muscle spasm and headaches can be combated by it.
8. New Mothers
Lemongrass is a Galactogogue, which is a substance that increases the formation of milk in the breasts and enhances the quality of milk. This is very helpful for lactating mothers and babies.
Lemongrass oil has long used as detoxifier. It is known to detox the digestive tract, kidneys, liver, bladder, and pancreas. Because it works as a diuretic lemongrass will help you to flush harmful toxins out of your body.
The range of benefits offered by using Lemongrass regularly as part of your skincare regime is fantastic and there are a number of ways in which you can easily find products to fit in with your needs. We would recommend our Lemongrass Soap bar which is 100% natural and contains no chemical additives. There are also a range of creams, lotions and body butters which contain Lemongrass and are also suitable for a wide range of skin conditions, your dermatologist or skin care expert should be able to point you in the right direction.