Frankincense for Natural Skin Rejuvenation

I didn’t really know what frankincense was until a few years ago, but today I regularly use frankincense for natural skin rejuvenation on my face.

Frankincense for Skin RejuvenationIf you’re like me you’re probably most familiar with frankincense as one of the gifts of the three Wiseman: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Today it’s not just for Wisemen anymore, it’s for Wise Women too!

So just what is frankincense and how does it aid in natural skin rejuvenation? Frankincense is the dried resin from Boswellia trees grown in parts of Africa and the Middle East.

Ancient Egyptians used frankincense for a variety of medicinal, health, and beauty benefits, including burning it to make kohl eyeliner. Hieroglyphics found inside of Queen Hatshepsut’s tomb indicate that she was the first person to bring frankincense from the Arabian Peninsula to Egypt about 3,500 years ago.

Traditional Uses of Frankincense

Frankincense was traditionally used in Africa and Asia to aid in digestion and for skin care. Ayurvedic medicine in India used frankincense for treatment of arthritis, healing wounds, strengthening female hormones, and air purification. It was also used in the embalming process of Egyptian mummies, and has been burned as incense in churches of all faiths for thousands of years.

In fact the sweet aromatic smoke from burning resin was treasured by Pharos, Kings, and Priests alike and this high demand for frankincense created early trade routes between the Arabian Peninsula and Western Europe.

Modern Uses of Frankincense

Today, Boswellia trees are farmed in Kenya and Somalia. These prized trees are family owned, carefully tended, and passed down through generations. The bark is scored to allow the resin to drip down the trunk. The dried resin is then collected and either ground into powder for incense and perfume or distilled into essential oil. It is estimated that about 15% of all perfumes in the world contain frankincense.

Long revered for its natural skin toning, firming, and rejuvenating capabilities, today through modern research, frankincense is also known for its strong anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties as well.

Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Frankincense Intense Cream

In fact, Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Frankincense Intense Cream has been clinically proven to firm, tone, and boost skin’s suppleness and reduces the appearance of sagging, fine lines and wrinkles in just 60-days1.

The phytochemicals from the frankincense help to firm and tone the skin, strengthen skin cells, and slow collagen breakdown while increasing the skin’s suppleness. This natural anti-aging combination supports the skin from below the dermis, as well as moisturizing and protecting from the top down.

I have just started using Frankincense Intense Cream along with Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Oil and after only one week I am already seeing noticeable improvements. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these products and know you will too.

Contact me to find out more about NYR Organic products and how frankincense can improve your skin naturally. Or if you’re already using it please leave a comment to let me know how you like it.

1 The trial study was conducted by a world-class Italian laboratory in compliance with the World medical Association declaration of Helsinki and with the Colipa Guidelines.

4 Responses to “Frankincense for Natural Skin Rejuvenation”

  1. Samantha

    Wow – I had no idea about frankincense! Do you think it would help with blackheads or to reduce large pores?

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    • Heidi

      Hi Sam, thanks so much for your comment. There are several possible reasons for blackheads. Oily skin, genetics, products containing pore clogging ingredients like mineral oil, petrolatum, dimethicone…found in most over the counter skin care products and makeup. You could start with a professional deep cleansing facial to remove blackheads. Then you could begin using Neil’s Yard Remedy Organic products which would keep your skin clean and pure. Also, exfoliating can help and using one of the clay based masks (White Tea, Rose or Palmarosa) 1-2x’s a week. And Wild Rose Beauty Balm massaged into the area can help soften the clogged debris as well. It looks like you are in Seoul, where they actually opened a retail store for Neil’s Yard Remedy Organic just this week! So check out the new store and try out some of their amazing products mentioned above, you’ll be glad you did! 🙂

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      • Samantha

        Wow – thank you so much Heidi! What an awesome reply! I’ve never heard of Neil’s Yard Remedies until your blog – and I just looked them up in Seoul. They have multiple stores – I’m going to visit one today!

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        • Heidi

          Hi Sam, that’s so awesome! I’d love to hear how you like NYR Organic’s products, good luck and please keep me posted! 🙂

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