Must know Beauty hacks of Clove and Clove oil
Skincare is a personal choice for many people and every skin type calls for a different routine to maintain healthy skin. For some people, only a night cream does the trick, while others have elaborate skincare routines they follow to maintain good skin. Every person’s routine might differ depending on their own preferences, but there are very few ingredients that are a part of almost every skin care product. One such ingredient is - clove oil.
We all are very familiar with the cloves that are found in our kitchens. Cloves have a hot and strong flavour that adds characteristic strong aromatic flavours to the food. Apart from enhancing taste, clove is also an important ingredient for making various home remedies. Clove is a magical ingredient with magical properties and has been used in Ayurveda as a base ingredient in many medicines. Clove or laung is one such spice, which is rich in antioxidants and antibacterial properties and the oil extract is highly beneficial medicinal properties.
It not only helps the acne and blemishes but also prevents breakouts and fine lines. It also prevents allergies and bacterial growth on your skin, giving you a healthy glow. Adding clove to your diet or clove oil to your skincare routine will ensure you can achieve the youthful skin you always wanted to achieve.
- Reduces blemishes and red marks
The clove oil has unique properties that help prevent reddish skin and reduces existing acne, blemishes and marks. It prevents allergies and bacterial growth, ensuring a healthy glow, and youthful skin. The clove oil also washes out impurities from blocked pores, thus preventing any future breakouts.
Apart from solving your acne issues, this magical oil can work wonders in preventing early signs of ageing, and help get an even-toned skin.
- Prevents and cures acne and dark spots
Clove is filled with antibacterial and antiseptic properties it also contains a compound called eugenol that fights acne bacteria and helps reduce swelling and redness. A few drops of the essential oil when applied regularly to the acne-prone region will help reduce dark spots and marks. If you have sensitive skin, it is advised not to use clove oil directly.
- Reduces signs of skin ageing
Applying clove oil on a regular bases helps reduce visible signs of skin ageing, and prevents the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also removes dead skin cells and helps in blood circulation, which directly or indirectly ensures youthful and radiant skin.
- Lightens blemishes and scars
Regular use of clove oil helps to lighten acne marks and achieve clear skin. It works as a chemical peel and exfoliates the dead skin, and ensures an even skin tone. Applying a few drops every day along with almond or coconut oil onto your face will ensure better blood circulation, hence giving you clear skin.
- Essential oil in aromatherapy
The strong aromatic clove oil has multiple healing effects and is hence used extensively in aroma therapy, to calm your nerves and reduce your stress. It is a widely proven fact that stress can cause stress lines, wrinkles and early ageing of the skin. Stress causes your skin to look dull and lifeless. Aromatherapy is used to treat stress and is therefore indirectly also helpful in maintaining healthy and glowing skin. The use of clove in essential oils as a perfume on your pulse points can reduce stress instantly. Adding a few drops to your diffuser can ensure a calming and soothing effect.
- Reduces dark circles
Baggy eyes or dark circles are a result of excessive stress, lack of sleep, dehydration or fatigue. They make your skin look tired and lifeless, and are considered as an evident sign of skin aging. Clove oil has anti-inflammatory properties that are helpful in improving blood circulation. Applying a few drops of clove oil under your eyes in the form of an eye serum increases blood circulation to the area, evidently removing dark circles around the eye.
- Helps achieve thick and healthy hair
One of the most important essential oils - clove oil is used in the treatment of hair loss. Regular application of clove oil on your scalp can drastically bring down your stress levels and promote stronger hair follicles. You can either apply 3 to 4 drops of clove oil diluted in a teaspoon of your regular hair oil, directly on the scalp before washing your hair or keep it overnight for best results.
Adding just 10-12 drops of clove oil in your regular shampoo can wash off dandruff and moisturise dry scalps. A great alternative for a natural conditioner, clove oil can leave your hair lush and shiny after a good wash.
- Gets rid of warts and skin tags
Applying a drop of concentrated pure clove oil on your wart or skin tag, shrivels up the skin growth when it dries. Thus making it easier to get rid of skin tags and warts. However, application of concentrated clove oil on sensitive skin is not advised. Please consult a doctor about other alternative methods to remove warts and skin tags in case you have sensitive skin.
- Great for your oral health
Thanks to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, clove is a base ingredient in many kinds of toothpaste and other oral healthcare products. Clove has been used to treat oral problems in Ayurveda and other alternate medicines. Its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties help avoid bad breath caused by the bacteria present in our mouth. Using clove to rinse your mouth everyday can ensure that there are no bacteria growing in your mouth.
Clove has Eugenol, which is known to have anaesthetic and pain-relieving properties. Placing a single clove on an aching tooth, or chewing a clove to release the Eugenol, can numb the pain and provide relief.
Clove or laung is a base ingredient in many Indian households and is used in the preparation of the basic masala used in any Indian kitchen. Its strong flavours and aroma add a tempting taste to the different recipes and its unbelievable health properties make it an exceptional spice for the Indian palate. An important spice in the Ayurveda, clove oil is filled with nutrients that not only provide nourishment to the skin but also makes them soft and supple by keeping your skin hydrated.
Warning: Ingesting large quantities of undiluted clove oil is hazardous to health.