Skip to main content
Top Ten

The Surprising Skin Care Benefits of Lavender

Jessie Quinn
Writer and expert7 years ago
View Jessie Quinn's profile
girl sitting in lavender field 2 I Dermstore Blog

Breaking out? Try a skin care product infused with lavender! That’s right, the aromatherapy ingredient can be used for more than reaching ultimate relaxation mode. And thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, it can actually be used to treat acne.

Skin Care Benefits of Lavender

According to board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Debra Jaliman, lavender contains a slew of skin care benefits, including antioxidants, which can detox the skin and reduce inflammation. “Lavender also has antimicrobial properties, which are suitable for healing skin,” she adds. Using an over-the-counter skin care product with antimicrobial properties can work to reduce blemish-causing bacteria on the skin’s surface and result in clearer, more healthy-looking skin.

In addition to treating (and healing!) acne, lavender can also be used to soothe and ultimately heal a sunburn help control dry skin-related ailments---i.e. eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis---and can even take the itch away from a bug bite (fun fact: you can combine lavender essential oil with a natural carrier oil and use as a natural bug spray, too---unlike humans, bugs hate the smell of lavender).

With so many skin care benefits, it should come as no surprise that there are tons of different skin care products infused with lavender. We share some of our must-haves, ahead.

    Jessie Quinn
    Writer and expert
    View Jessie Quinn's profile

    Jessie Quinn is a writer and editor with work published in NYLON Magazine,,,, and more. She is a graduate of Academy of Art University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Journalism. Originally from Los Angeles, she currently resides in Brooklyn—her home for the last five years. In Jessie’s free time, you can find her creating content for her beauty blog, Hair Skin Kale, testing out DIY beauty recipes, exploring her neighborhood, or binge-watching episodes of Friends. Her background in fashion has taught her that beautiful skin never goes out of style. Follow her on Instagram.