The essential oil of the Immortelle flower (Helichrysum Italicum) started out their life in medicinal usage as a treatment for bronchitis and chronic coughing in the 1930s. Since then many more medical benefits have been discovered from the use of this essential oil.
Modern day herbalists and alternative medicine practioners swear by the anti-wrinkle properties contained in the essential oils of the Immortelle flower (aka Immortal or Everlasting flower).
When the essential oil was first used by Leonardo Santini (who is considered the father of modern studies on Helichrysum Italicum) to treat respiratory problems, he took note that patients who also had skin issues were reporting an improvement in those issues as well.
Skin that had been damaged by the ravaging effects of psoriasis was being restored to health as the psoriasis began to fade. Clinical studies conducted in recent years have revealed significant skin restoration in as little as three weeks for people suffering with psoriasis when the essential oil of the Immortelle flower was used as treatment.
More Studies Conducted
Those initial and accidental findings of skin restoration caused by the essential oil of the Immortelle flower led to many more studies being conducted. These studies revealed that Helichrysum Italicum essential oil makes skin soft, smooth, enables it to retain more moisture, thereby preventing skin from wrinkling.
The anti-wrinkle properties of the Immortelle flower make it useful in many medicinal and cosmetic applications.
Burn victims suffer with tight, hard skin after the wounds have healed, but these essential oils can soften the burn scars so the skin is more flexible and smooth. Scars from injuries other than burns can also be treated with the Immortelle flower’s essential oil and become smoother, less noticeable and less rigid.
When used as a part of skin care routine, the application of the Immortelle flower’s essential oil will help prevent wrinkles before they can start. The oil will also reduce the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles which have already manifested on the face.
Skin Condition Relief
Dermatitis, which is a blanket name for many irritating, rash-causing skin disorders, caused by allergens and infections can be relieved and often times cured with application of this essential oil.
Eczema is a common skin disorder that is often referred to as dermatitis. Eczema leaves patients with dry, itchy patches of skin on their face, behind knees and inside elbows. The dry skin and the incessant itching lead to scratching and pulling of the skin. That in turn will lead to damaged skin and wrinkles, applying the essential oil of the Immortelle flower will relieve the eczema and prevent skin wrinkling and damage.