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Thyme skin benefits

Thyme has many skin benefits. This is due to the nutrients and antioxidants present in thyme. Some of these skin benefits are mentioned below.

Thyme is rich in anti-oxidants. This protects the skin from aging which is caused by free radicals. Free radicals damage collagen in the skin which cause the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. The anti-oxidants will therefore help you to look younger.

The anti-inflammatory properties of thyme can reduce skin inflammation and redness. Thyme can also soothe and calm the skin. With it anti-microbial properties thyme can kill bacteria that can cause acne and other skin infections.

Thyme being an oil is a natural moisturizer. It can help to prevent skin dryness by hydrating the skin. Thyme can tighten and tone the skin as it is a natural astringent. This will reduce the appearance of large pores and promote an even skin tone.

Thyme can also act as a gentle exfoliant. This way it can remove dead skin cells and provide you with a brighter and smoother complexion.

Thyme has many skin benefits. Hence it is popular skin care ingredient. To get the benefits of thyme we have come up with two DIY recipes for you. The first one is a DIY face mask and secondly we have a way by which you can extract thyme oil. Let us start with the mask.

For the face mask you need 1 tablespoon of fresh or dried thyme leaves, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt. Mix all the three ingredients in a small bowl. Mix them till they are well combined.

Now wash your face and apply the face mask to your face. Avoid the eye area. Leave this mask on for 15 minutes. Wash of the mask with water. Finally dry your face gently with a towel.

Due to its anti-microbial nature the thyme in this mask will protect your skin from infections. Also the anti-oxidants will protect the skin from aging. The honey will help to moisturize your skin and also fight off bacteria. Finally the yogurt contains lactic acid that can exfoliate the skin. This can help to brighten the complexion of the face.

You can use this mask twice a week. This will depend upon tour skin needs. It you have sensitive skin then it is good to avoid using this mask. You can consult a dermatologist for skin solutions.

Now since we know how to make a face mask using thyme, let us look at an option to extract oil from it. For this you need 1 cup of jojoba oil or almond oil. ½ cup of fresh or dried thyme leaves.

Wash the thyme leaves and dry them. Chop the leaves finely. Put the leaves in a clean dry glass jar. Now pour the cup of jojoba oil on them. Make sure that they are completely covered. Stir the mixture gently with a spoon.

Close the jar with a lid and place it in a warm and dark place for about 2 weeks. You need to shake the jar gently to release the thyme oil. At the end of the second week strain the oil through a strainer into a clean dry glass bottle. The oil is ready to use.

You will have to dilute the thyme oil before applying it to your skin. Keep this oil in a cool dark place. Also you need to use it before 6 months max to ensure its freshness.

In conclusion

Thyme oil can moisturize the skin and make you look younger. It can exfoliate the skin and treat acne. You can use our face mask or method to obtain thyme oil to get the benefits of the oil.

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