Frankincense Benefits for Skin: Why You Should Be Using Frankincense Oil in Your Skincare Routine

Frankincense Benefits for Skin: Why You Should Be Using Frankincense Oil in Your Skincare Routine

Frankincense has been a revered substance since Biblical times. It’s no surprise that it’s still the go-to substance for many health-related issues since frankincense benefits are so diverse. (If it was good enough to gift to baby Jesus, then imagine the benefits it can have for you!)

That’s right, frankincense has been known to promote healthy hair growth, reduce dandruff, soothe aches and pains, boost mood, calm nerves, and relieve congestion. Additional frankincense benefits include improved digestion and hormonal balance. It’s even used for cleaning purposes.

One of its most beneficial uses, though, is when frankincense oil is used for skin care. 


What is Frankincense Oil

To put it simply, frankincense is a concentrated liquid extracted from the olibanum trees (generally found in the countries Oman or Yemen). 


Frankincense Oil for Skin: Top 10 Frankincense Benefits

If you haven’t already added frankincense oil to your skincare routine, you’ll want to after hearing about some of its many benefits. Here are the top 10 for your reference: 

  1. Acne Treatment - Do you (or someone you know) suffer from acne? If so, then you’ll love frankincense oil! It contains antimicrobial properties that will keep your skin clear of bacteria, which means…less acne!
  2. Anti-Inflammatory - Want to reduce redness and swelling of your skin? Frankincense oil can help! Thanks to the boswellic acids found in frankincense, it delivers the inhibition of inflammatory enzymes like 5-lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase-2. (Bye-bye, eczema!)
  3. Antioxidant - No one wants to come face-to-face with the effects of premature aging, right? Luckily, frankincense oil possesses antioxidant properties that will protect your skin against the damage of free radicals. (Those are the things that cause the pesky, premature aging.)
  4. Calming/Soothing - Frankincense oil can calm and soothe your irritated skin. So if you struggle with sensitive skin conditions, this can quickly become your new favorite skincare ingredient! Speaking of “calming”, frankincense oil also holds the power to reduce your stress levels! (Did you know that stress negatively affects your skin’s appearance?) 
  5. Cell Renewal - For all your existing skin cells, frankincense oil will aid in keeping them healthy. Even better, it will aid in cell regeneration/renewal, which will result in a healthier, more youthful appearance for your skin!
  6. Fine Line/Wrinkle Reduction - As you age, your skin naturally loses elasticity, causing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Frankincense oil can reduce the appearance of these signs of aging by improving your skin elasticity!
  7. Hydration - Do you have dry and/or sensitive skin? Frankincense oil can help to improve your skin’s ability to retain moisture. This results in you having more hydrated, glowing skin. 
  8. Pore Tightening - Frankincense oil has astringent properties that can tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of your large pores. (Basically, it causes your skin cells and tissues to contract, helping with elasticity and smaller pores!)
  9. Scar/Wound Healing - You’ve already learned that frankincense oil can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But did you know that it can also help to reduce the appearance of scars? Frankincense helps promote skin healing which means it reduces the appearance of scars from wounds, acne scars, and stretch marks over time!
  10. Skin Tone/Texture Improvement - As if all the aforementioned benefits aren’t enough motivation to add frankincense oil to your skincare routine…It can improve your skin tone and texture! Through regular use of frankincense oil, you can start to see a reduction in the appearance of age spots and sun damage. This will also result in smoother skin texture by firming/toning your skin!

Now you can better understand the mutually loving relationship between frankincense oil and your skin!


Frankincense Oil for Skin: Tips for Proper Use

To ensure you’ll receive the frankincense benefits for your skin, you’ll need to use it properly. Here are some tips you’ll want to keep in mind before adding this coveted substance to your skincare routine: 

  • Always dilute frankincense oil with a carrier oil to reduce your chances of skin irritation.
  • Add a few drops of frankincense oil to your serums or creams. 
  • It is NOT recommended to ingest frankincense oil. It’s best recommended to be used topically on your skin to experience its benefits. 
  • Opt for potent and effective skincare products containing frankincense oil. 


Clean Affordable Skincare

Once you understand the benefits your skin will gain from using all-natural skincare products (like those containing frankincense oil), you’ll want to get your hands (and face) on some as soon as possible. 

For clean affordable skincare, look no further than our Rebel Skincare all-natural skincare products. You’ll get everything you need (with nothing you don’t). Check out our line of all-natural skincare products. 

Or, if you’re ready to jump right into using skincare products containing frankincense oil, check out our Rebel Skincare Skin Revival Wrinkle and Scar Night Serum


Skincare Wrapup

Just to jog your memory…When you use skincare products containing frankincense oil, here are some of the benefits you can reap: less acne, reduced redness and swelling, reduction of premature aging signs, less irritated skin, reduced stress levels (which also produces a better appearance for your skin), skin cell regeneration/renewal plus protection of current skin cells, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, more hydrated skin, tighter skin elasticity, smaller pores, scar and wound healing (including stretch marks), and overall improvement of skin tone/texture. 

Now that you understand that frankincense wasn’t just intended for baby Jesus, will you be adding it to your skincare routine?

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