When you think of sage, you probably think of smudging and removing negative energy from a room. You might even think of an herb for soup or stew. I bet you didn't think of sage as a solution for acne or eczema. Let's discuss.
What are the skin-healing properties of sage?
Sage has been proven to have astringent properties. It's main ingredient, ursolic acid, exfoliates and deeply-cleanses the skin to prevent bacterial growth. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it ideal for treating wounds and calming acne and eczema flare ups. This is why you'll see sage as an ingredient in anti-fungal creams for issues like athlete's foot.
How to add sage to your skincare routine
- Your deodorant. Sage's anti-bacterial properties will work to kill odor-causing bacteria under your arm pits. Plus, it'll smell pretty nice, too.
- Your body oil. Sage is perfect for sealing in moisture into dry areas from eczema or psoriasis, and for preventing acne-causing bacteria.
- Your creams and body butters. If your skin benefits from the extra skin conditioning in creams and butters, you'll definitely appreciate sage as an ingredient.
Need more ideas for how to incorporate sage into your regimen? Watch the video below for my favorite sage products.