Several in vitro and in vivo studies have shown the skin healing and skin protective actions of rosemary extracts. Further, it has shown antimicrobial and antioxidant activities and maybe a helpful skin antiseptic. More research is warranted to demonstrate this plant can be helpful in treating dermatitis, skin elasticity, would healing, photodamage, acne, and other skin infections.
Here are three ways to use rosemary on the skin. Dilute and use as in anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and skin protective recipes. Skin patch test. Avoid on damaged or sensitive skin. Not for internal use. Avoid with epilepsy, chronic asthma, and hypertension. Avoid during pregnancy and lactation. Not for use with young children.