Even though it features in one of the best known stories of all time, frankincense still remains a bit of a mystery. What is frankincense? More importantly, why is it used as an ingredient in some of the best natural skin care products available? Frankincense is derived from the Boswellian Tree and when used in essential oil form is one of the most regenerative natural ingredients in the world. Skin care products containing frankincense oil are known to be amongst the most restorative and effective skin care products available.
Natural and organic frankincense oil can be used in moisturisers, cleansers, toners, bath oils; pretty much any natural skin care products can benefit from the addition of this amazing ingredient. Also known as Olibanum, frankincense oil is inherently astringent. This means it can balance the skin, neutralising any excess oil and removing impurities. Astringency is particularly important in skin care products as many skin complaints are a direct result of the effects of oily or impure skin.
Often, frankincense is used in oil form by aromatherapists. The intense aroma of the essential oil combined with its regenerative effect on the skin makes it the perfect ingredient for skin care products. Spicy and earthy, skin care products containing frankincense oil are deliciously indulgent, yet gentle on the skin. Not only is frankincense oil proven to improve the texture, tone and health of the skin, it has other positive effects on the health of the whole body. Although the skin care products you apply to your skin have a huge impact, the health of your body overall takes its toll on the condition of your skin. If you are happy and healthy on the inside, it will show on your skin on the outside.
Skin care products containing frankincense oil can visibly improve the look and feel of damaged skin. The incredible regenerative effect of the oil can help to diminish the look of blemished, marked skin, even healing stretch marks and scars. Frankincense oil is commonly known to be an effective alternative remedy for muscular pain. Skin care products such as body moisturisers and bath oils containing frankincense cam promote blood circulation, reducing the aching pain of muscle pain, even offering relief to sufferers of conditions such as rheumatism. For this reason frankincense oil is an ingredient often used in massage oils.
Using skin care products containing frankincense oil can have a calming, stress-reducing effect. We all waste energy on negative thoughts and feel anxious from time to time. By using skin care products containing frankincense oil and inhaling its intense aromas, we can actually achieve greater mental relaxation, increased energy levels and a more positive mental attitude. A wonderful skin conditioner, frankincense oil is suitable for skin of any age as it encourages the growth of new skin cells.
The best natural skin care products contain high-quality, organic essential oils. Frankincense oil is one of the most effective ingredients for improving not only the condition of the skin, but the health of the body and mind, overall.
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