Flowers for Beautiful Skin: Lavender

Lavender is amongst one of the flower MVPs. It is the it-boy in the flower squad. Not only is it great for skincare, but the list goes on from hair-care to headache remedies. Lavender has antiseptic and antifungal properties which helps reduce scarring and speeds up the healing process. The conventional use of lavender comes in the form of Lavender essential oil — with this you can treat skin problems such as acne, eczema, wrinkles, heal burns, insect bites, chapped lips, and even as a toner.
This magical bloom is the jackpot in the skin-care industry.


8 Steps to Achieving Flawless Skin

1. Sunscreen
It’s the easiest way to look younger for life. Sun damage causes your skin to get wrinkles, in fact “Ninety percent of wrinkles are from sun exposure”. It is definitely a lot easier to prevent the damage than to repair it.

2. Sleep
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Night time gives your skin the opportunity to rejuvenate; Cellular renewal all occurs during the night. “Sleep deprivation lowers circulation, which is why you look pale and washed out if you only get a few hours”.

3. Clean your makeup brushes
It’s amazing how much dirt and bacteria is sheltered in your brushes just waiting to infect your pores and cause a breakout. Cleaning brushes is super simple, just mix a couple of drops of facial cleanser and lukewarm water in a cup, rinse off brushes, and let brushes airdry.

4. Disinfect your Smart Phone
That iPhone that you can’t keep out of your hands can actually be as potentially germ-infested as the subway or public toilet.

5. Exfoliate
With just some daily loofa scrubbing you can do wonders for your skin. When dirt, oil, and dead skin cells reside in your pores, they appear larder. When removing these plugs, you essentially are making your pores smaller.

6. Stay away from those fries
Foods that are high in fat and carbohydrates are known to cause more wrinkles. To keep your skin looking rejuvenated and youthful, keep to lean proteins (lentils, tofu, lean meat, fish, etc.)

7. No picking
Keep your hands away from your face! Picking at blemishes, even lightly, can cause permanent damage to skin. By pressing on a pimple, you are causing inflammation. This puts the skin under distress and also causes bacteria to be pushed even deeper inside your skin. As a result you are left with more acne, discoloration, and even scarring.

8. Take your makeup off before bed
By going to bed with makeup, you aren’t only risking the enlargement of your pores and the potential for breakout, but it causes extreme dryness and even skin dandruff. Your makeup contains a sugar-type molecule that grows yeast overnight. As a result, you can risk getting bumpy rashes around your eyes called milia cysts.