Rich in nutrients including iron, calcium, vitamins and antioxidants, rosemary in various forms —rosemary extract, rosemary oil and rosemarinic acid —is effective for many skin types and is found in skin care cleansers, soaps, face masks, toners and creams. This herb is used widely in aromatherapy as its stimulant properties refresh, rejuvenate and help you feel energized. Here’s how this fragrant herb can benefit your skin.Since it contains naturally powerful antioxidants, rosemary oil strengthens the capillaries and helps to slow the effects of ageing on skin. It also tightens sagging and loose skin to help it look firmer and more elastic. Additionally, rosemary stimulates biological activity and cell growth to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. With its powerful disinfectant and antibiotic properties, the herb can help to treat acne and oily skin conditions. When massaged into the face, rosemary oil can help lightens dark spots and blemishes on the skin resulting in an improved skin complexion. The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary extract help to reduce swelling and puffiness of the skin. It also helps to heal burns and soothe the skin. This herb’s medicinal qualities makes it a powerful cure for chronic skin conditions including dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.