Neroli (a.k.a orange blossom) benefits for acne prone skin are as impressive as its heavenly scent. It is used to reduce inflammation and kill acne-causing bacteria, but it also has many other properties that are beneficial to acne sufferers.
Balance Oily Skin: neroli is a natural astringent which helps to break down excess oils while maintaining a healthy moisture level in the skin. This helps to reduce oil production over time and balance the skin.
Shrinks pores and acne pitting: Neroli is a natural astringent and produces a tightening effect on the skin. This shrinks the pores preventing dirt and oil from becoming trapped and causing an infection. This skin tightening effect can also minimize the appearance of acne pitting scars.
Reduces pain associated with breakouts: In a 2015 study, neroli was found to be as effective at relieving pain as Diclofenac (used to treat migraines and arthritis). This makes neroli excellent at calming the pain associated with pimples, especially cystic acne.
Reduces inflammation: The 2015 study also showed that neroli contains anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the redness and swelling associated with pimples and cystic acne.
Kills acne causing bacteria: Neroli is shown to be toxic to P. acnes bacteria, which helps to prevent infection of the pore and pimple formation.
Prevents acne scars and evens skin tone: Neroli has a cytophylactic effect and means that it encourages healthy new skin cells to grow. This helps to fade acne scars, hyperpigmentation and helps to prevent new acne scars from forming.
All of these benefits make this botanical a must-have in your skincare arsenal if you have acne-prone or oily skin. It is ideal for a face toner or a face mister. You can find it in Matte | Oil Control Setting Spray & Facial Mister where you can control your acne and oily prone skin throughout the day.
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