Clove and skincare
Atypical use of the spice of incredible efficiency!
Clove is a famous natural remedy, widely used by Indian women to cleanse the skin and make it brighter. Used as an ingredient in many home cosmetics, the spice is a fabulous ally for beautiful skin, let’s find out why and how.
On Spice Island, you can buy quality cloves, clove buds, used as a condiment and natural remedy.
The essential and specific active principle of clove is eugenol, which will give most of the health benefits to the spice, such as its virtues against toothache or its aphrodisiac properties.
Clove has many benefits that will be beneficial for skincare: antiseptic, antibacterial, healing, and anti-inflammatory properties, etc.
In addition, the spice is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, all of which are beneficial for the skin.
The composition of cloves, therefore, makes it possible to disinfect the skin, eliminate bacteria (a pimple forms when there is an abnormal proliferation of bacteria), relieve skin inflammation, and protect unaffected areas.
The action of cloves also accelerates the healing process.
This natural treatment, therefore, helps fight against impurities and skin problems such as skin conditions, acne, plaques, scars, pimples, inflammation, blackheads, fungal infections, scaly skin areas and irritated, bites, sores, etc.
Cloves also act on the skin indirectly, for example by preventing infectious diseases and by helping to eliminate harmful intestinal parasites.
It also acts on the immune system and the lymphatic system, promoting the production of white blood cells. All these actions have an impact on skin health.
Prepare an infusion of cloves: boil 1 l of water to the boil, stop heating, and put 20 cloves to infuse for ten minutes. Remove the cloves and it’s ready!
Pour the drink into a glass bottle and store it in the refrigerator.
The cure consists of drinking a small glass on an empty stomach in the morning for 10 days. So hang in there, it’s strong! You can add other ingredients to facilitate its consumption (tea, other spices, rooibos, etc.).
Boil 200 ml of water and put 3 or 4 cloves to infuse for ten minutes. Then remove them from the water, soak a cotton ball in the clove lotion and apply it to the pimple or the area to be treated. You can keep the lotion in the refrigerator for 48 hours.
This lotion is perfect for treating blemishes and purifying your skin. Just use it on the area to be treated once a day, before your nourishing and moisturizing treatments.
Another method, you can also add a drop of clove essential oil in the equivalent of a tablespoon of vegetable oil of your choice, slightly warmed: argan oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.
It is also possible to add a few drops of essential oil directly to your moisturizer cream