How Using Rosemary Can Improve Your Skin (And Health)
Written by: Brandi Monasco
Having healthy skin is essential for looking beautiful. If your skin isn’t healthy, it will never give off the clean and fresh look that makes a face look flawless. There are many foods, creams and herbs that people have tried to enhance the health of their skin.
One herb that really demands attention for making your skin look beautiful is rosemary. Although a number of herbs are popular for improving the condition of your skin, rosemary has a particularly effective role in this.
This pretty plant has delicate flowers that can benefit your skin in many ways. In addition to this, it contains a number of components that help your body stay healthy too.
Rosemary is loaded with antioxidants, which help fight against toxic chemicals in your body and the environment. They also help improve, repair and regenerate your skin cells, which contributes to the renewal of your skin cells so that your skin remains looking younger for longer. Rosemary also improves circulation, which helps in improving the delivery of nutrients and the removal of toxic products from the skin.
Acne Fighting Facial Toner
1. Boil the ¾ cup water in a small pan.
2. Add the rosemary and black pepper.
3. Continue boiling until the water has evaporated from the pot, then turn off the heat and let it cool.
4. After the liquid has cooled, pour it into an empty bottle and add the apple cider vinegar.
To Use: Dab the mixture onto your skin with a cotton pad every evening after cleansing your face.
This toner works well with oily or combination type skin to help reduce blemishes and calm down any inflammations.
#2. Immune System
Because rosemary is loaded with antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic properties, it can help to fight against inflammation. It helps the immune system by fighting free radicals and other potentially damaging invaders. Rosemary can also help filter out possible cancerous cells, fighting to eliminate cancer before it even starts.
Rosemary has properties that can help fight against bacterial infections, especially infections that occur within your stomach. This property is great for helping stomach ulcers. Rosemary helps prevent the growth of the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers, which can otherwise cause severe damage and pain.
#4. Memory Booster
The herb acts as a cognitive stimulant. It basically helps improve memory and allows the brain to focus, building concentrating ability. Rosemary increases memory retention and also plays a role in combating Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Rosemary acts as a body cleanser. It has a diuretic property that helps to drain out all the toxins from the body. By helping the kidneys filter out more water and in a shorter amount of time, the herb helps remove certain harmful bacteria, fats and extra salt in the body at the same time. This helps to establish a healthy internal environment, benefiting many internal organs, but especially the liver.
#6. Blood Circulation
Having good blood flow is vital for the healthy functioning of the whole body. Rosemary helps boost blood flow and also the production of new blood cells. This allows a better delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all the organs and to the skin, ensuring you to have better health.
#7. Pain Relief
Rosemary also contains properties that can help relieve pain; it can help soothe pain wherever applied. You can also use the herb to relieve headaches or other internal sources of pain by ingesting it.
You can find rosemary in a number of places. One is in the actual herb form, which can easily be grown in your garden or in the produce department of your local grocery store. You can also find rosemary in the spice section as ground rosemary that can be easily added to your recipes.
If you need somewhere to get started, give this delicious tea recipe a try!
Easy Rosemary Tea
- 1 teaspoons rosemary herbs
- 8 ounces of boiling water
1. Steep the rosemary in the boiling water for 5 minutes. You can steep longer if you like to have stronger tea.
2. Add honey to taste if you desire sweetness.
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Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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