Give it up for the herb that helped Aphrodite looks youthful with tight, firm and healthy skin through the ages.
What is Rosemary?
Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves. It is native to the Mediterranean region and is a member of the mint family of herbs. Derived from the Latin word for “dew of the sea”, Rosemary is often associated with the goddess Aphrodite as well as the Virgin Mary, who was supposed to have spread her cloak over a white-blossomed rosemary bush when she was resting; according to legend, the flowers turned blue, the color most associated with Mary. The flower has long represented the ideals of love, loyalty and remembrance since the Middle Ages.
Rosemary's Benefits for Skin
Rosemary is an excellent ingredient for anti-aging creams, as it has toning and binding effects on loose, sagging skin, while at the same time increasing blood flow and promoting proper skin function. It also helps to relieve skin congestion and the diuretic attributes help to reduce puffiness and swelling, resulting in firmer skin and better skin tone. It promotes a healthy-looking complexion.