Jasmine oil is obtained from the aromatic jasmine flower. However, jasmine oil is more than just a pleasant smell; it has multiple skin benefits.
According to research, jasmine oil lightens and moisturizes skin, removes freckles, prevents skin laxity, delays skin aging, and diminishes inflammation (1) due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antiaging, and skin lightening properties. (2)
Continue reading to learn how jasmine oil helps in skin lightening.
How Is Jasmine Oil Helpful in Skin Lightening?
Jasmine oil helps in skin lightening in the following ways.
1. It prevents melanin deposition and lightens the skin.
The amount of melanin in skin cells determines a person’s skin color; a lot of melanin pigment results in black or brown skin tone and a small amount of melanin results in white skin tone. (3)
Jasmine oil is derived from jasmine extract, which has skin lightening effects. It inhibits melanin production without harming cells. Therefore, it can be used as a skin lightening agent. (2)
2. It slows the aging process.
Jasmine oil reduces fine lines and wrinkles due to its antiaging properties. It boosts collagen production and restores the skin’s elasticity and structure. (4)
3. It provides clear, healthy skin.
A 2014 study reported that jasmine oil successfully treats skin issues such as blackheads, whiteheads, and acne. It treats skin infections, inflammation, and acne due to its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties.
4. It moisturizes the skin.
Jasmine oil effectively withdraws dirt and moisturizes the skin. It reduces skin irritation and dryness (6) and replenishes the skin.
Furthermore, jasmine oil provides natural hydration to the skin without clogging the pores. It gives you a youthful look with proper moisturization and hydration.
How to Use Jasmine Oil for Skin Lightening?
Jasmine oil is an excellent skin lightening remedy that reduces fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. It also lightens, moisturizes, softens, and smoothens the skin to make it flawless.
Nutmeg essential oil has high anti-inflammatory properties that calm swelling, inflammation, and itching, resulting in an even skin tone. (8)
To use jasmine oil for skin lightening:
- Mix 2 tbsp of olive oil, 10 drops of jasmine essential oil, and 3 drops of nutmeg essential oil in a bowl.
- Transfer this mixture to a clean glass bottle or container and seal the top.
- After bathing, apply this mixture to your skin at least thrice weekly.
Safety and Precautions When Using Jasmine Essential Oil
Essential oils are an excellent addition to your skin care routine. However, use them with safety and precautions.
Generally, essential oils are safe, but you must follow a few guidelines to avoid their damaging effects. Also, oils are made from different compounds that you may be allergic to.
Moreover, only buy a concentrated oil after proper research, and keep these guidelines in mind:
- Read the label and instructions carefully to ensure you use the oil correctly.
- Before purchasing, consider the following terms: perfume, fragrance, and natural identical oil.
- Ensure you are not allergic to any compound or ingredient in the oil.
- Remember to dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil for safe application; never apply it in undiluted form.
- Avoid oil application to sensitive areas such as the nose and eyes.
- Avoid using the product on broken skin unless the label permits it.
- Apply sunscreen with a high SPF, as certain oils can increase sun sensitivity. Always check the label for phototoxicity.
- Always do a patch test before applying it topically.
- If using aromatherapy from the bottle directly, ensure no skin contact with the oil.
- Swelling, redness, and rashes are unwanted effects of topical oil application. However, if you experience any irritation, stop its usage immediately and consult your doctor.
- People with blood disorders or kidney problems cannot use certain essential oils. Consulting a health professional is highly advised.
Can jasmine oil be applied to sensitive skin?
Jasmine oil effectively calms and restores damaged or sensitive skin, preventing blemishes and giving elasticity. (3)
Can I put jasmine essential oil in my hair?
Yes, you can put jasmine essential oil in your hair as it has the following benefits:
· It moisturizes frizzy and dry hair, preventing tangling.
· It strengthens hair.
· Its antibacterial property treats scalp infections and lice issues.
Jasmine oil is an essential oil obtained from the jasmine flower, and it offers multiple skin benefits, such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles; preventing blackheads, whiteheads, inflammation, and acne; and lightening, moisturizing, softening, and smoothing the skin to make it flawless.
You can use jasmine oil to treat skin irritation, swelling, and itching. However, consult your dermatologist if these skin conditions persist.
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