Cloves are native to Indonesia and has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for many years. It has incredible benefits for you both inside and out. Today we go through 5 of the incredible things clove oil can do to keep your skin looking its best.
Clove oil has been shown to have antibacterial and antiseptic properties. This means its can fight off the bacteria that causes acne. Clove oil also works to disinfect acne prone skin. You can combine clove oil with aloe vera gel to make an overnight face mask for your skin.
There are flavonoids in clove oil that give it incredible anti-inflammatory properties. Not only is it effective for inflammation on the skin, clove oil can also be used to relieve toothaches, inflamed gums and muscle or joint pain.
Regulates Oily Skin
Though it might sound like an odd idea to use oil as a treatment for oily skin, clove oil can help your skin if its overly oily. This is because it has astringent properties which regulates the oil production in your skin. Clove oil reduces excess oiliness and also tightens large pores.
High in Antioxidants
Cloves have one of the highest antioxidant values ever, 30 times more than blueberries! This means using clove oil can be extremely powerful in reversing any damage done by free radicals. This can help slow any aging in your skin and also protects it against bacteria.
Treats Dark Circles
Clove oil can be used to fade dark circles either by itself or mixed into a DIY concoction. To feel the maximum effects, you can mix it with equal parts shea butter and almond oil. After applying it under the eyes every nights for a few weeks, you’ll start to see the results appear!