Frankincense Oil for Skin Care

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A huge number of essential oils have gained popularity recently for their usefulness, and one among them is frankincense essential oil. Used by healers, therapists and beauticians all around the world, Frankincense Essential Oil  is primarily famous for its ability to heal skin, and benefit skin in other ways.

Let us see what benefits it can offer you and how you can use it.



Because it has rich astringent, antiseptic and cicatrisant properties, frankincense essential oil can help your skin flourish in the following ways:

1. It can heal your damaged skin

Oils having cicatrisant properties possess the ability to make scars and marks fade quickly with ease. Frankincense oil possesses cicatrisant properties, and so, it can be used to heal surgery marks, stretch marks, acne scars, wound scars, and many other forms of marks and scars.

2. It can reduce the possibility of infections

Being an antiseptic, the oil can effectively guard your skin against various forms of infections. In fact, it can even treat already infected skin, by reducing inflammation and swelling. Because of its antiseptic properties, it can be effectively used to treat minor breakouts, skin eruptions and other kinds of infections. Note that along with applying the oil directly, infections can be tackled by using its smoke and fume, too.

3. It can enhance the look of your skin

Frankincense oil is one of the most helpful essential oils for toning your skin. That is because it can act as an astringent if required. Its application improves skin tone by increasing blood flow and fighting aging signs, like sagging, skin dullness, and wrinkles.

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There are a number of ways in which the essential oil can be used to treat your skin. Given below are three of the most famous methods:

1. Oil burner method

If your goal is to achieve emotional wellbeing with the help of the oil, or to revitalize your body, then you can simply take a few drops of it and burn it on an oil burner to experience amazing spicy aroma!

2. Carrier oil method

To get the benefits offered by the oil by using carrier oil with it, just dilute a few of its drops with sweet almond oil or rapeseed oil, and then apply the mixture on wounds, spots, and scar marks.

3. Creamy mixture method

You can also use the oil by mixing it with your skin cream. One way to do that is using a creamy mixture of 50g shea butter and single tablespoon olive oil combined with the essential oil.

Using frankincense oil is very easy, but the benefits it gives you are absolutely great!

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