The Skin Care Benefits of LemongrassMove over peppermint -- this girl has a new fragrance favorite!
I love mint, from the taste to the cooling feeling on the skin. When I am choosing my own Beneficial Blends, I tend to choose ones that include peppermint. For example, Grapefruit + Peppermint is probably my shower favorite. Interestingly, lemongrass was never on my radar. Of course, I love what it can do for the skin, but the scent never stood out. Have you ever noticed how your tastebuds can change as you get older? I never used to like onions. Now I love them. The same holds true for your olfactory preferences.
I am all about Lemongrass now. There is just something about the scent. It's citrusy, but not like a straight lemon. It has a warm, herbaceous to it as well. I am in love with its smell.
I know I am not alone! Raise your hand if you wish you could find a good lemongrass lotion. I see you and I agree. That is something I love about our Beneficial Blends -- you can choose to have a single note added to your Seed favorites -- so if you want a true lemongrass body lotion, you can have us add in Lemongrass. Do yourself a favor and get it in the Body Wash and oil, too. You'll want to wrap yourself up in its gorgeous scent. If you would like a blend with lemongrass and other essential oils, check out our Lemongrass Blends.
Lemongrass Facial Care Benefits
As it is antibacterial, it may help to lessen acne flare ups and act as an astringent to help tone and clarify the skin. It may also help temporarily give pores a smaller appearance. Excess sebum may be better controlled by using products containing lemongrass as opposed to stronger ingredients that will strip the skin on its natural oils. Additionally, Lemongrass shows anti-fungal properties, so if you have skin issues caused by a fungus, it may help improve the visible effects. Check out our lemongrass facial options here and here.
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Summer is officially here! After a long, very unusual spring, it is nice to get outside and relax in the summer sun.
I love the feeling of soaking up the rays, but sun smarts are essential for your skin.
The sun's UV rays can greatly impact the condition of the skin. While sitting with our faces toward the sun makes us feel so good, it is important to remember that we have to be vigilant about our sun care.
My 25 year background in skin care has shown me just how important protecting our skin from UVA and UVB rays truly is. I practice what I preach. I wear sunscreen. I moisturize. I remove my makeup at night.
I am human, though, and I make mistakes. Yesterday was one of those days. It was unusually hot here. I finished up my work after lunch and noticed that the outside temperature was 96 degrees. I was skimming the pool and made sure to put on more sunscreen before jumping in.
I was so comfortable just floating on my raft. Floating around just relaxing felt so good! I planned to be in the water for about an hour when my 14 year old jumped in. We had a blast playing baseball with a beach ball and pool noodle, making a whirlpool, and playing games. If you have a teenager, you will understand what a treat it is to enjoy one on one time just having fun with that child who normally would rather be doing something else. This extra time together during the pandemic has been a gift, because there is much more family time. We had so much fun — and before I knew it, I had been in the water for nearly three hours.
I was careful to reapply my sunscreen everywhere — but I neglected my back. And boy did I learn my lesson. I now have a blistering sunburn on about 40% of my back and it is incredibly painful. In addition to being concerned about the potential for lasting damage and cellular changes done to my skin, I am finding it hard to get comfortable. This was preventable, though.
I cannot change yesterday’s mistake, but I can help alleviate the pain and I thought I would share how you can, too, should you finding yourself in need of some sunburn relief.
What is Seed Aging Beautifully Face Serum?
Is it a serum? Is it an oil?
Well, this is an oil-based face serum. Seed Aging Beautifully Face Serum combines 100% plant-based ingredients - like Argan and Rosehip Seed Oil - to help seal in moisture without feeling heavy or greasy.
Our facial oil serum can be used alone or over your moisturizer. It features a blend of oils to hydrate, balance, and address skin concerns such as loss of elasticity, dullness or skin dryness. Oils tend to be protective, boost skin hydration, and can help tackle a loss of skin firmness. Depending on the oils used -- and this is the case with our oil blend -- it may even help those with oily and acne prone skin types.
Wait. Don't you put this on under a moisturizer?
Great question! Read on...