From the ancient times the belief that Chios mastiha had cosmetic properties made many people use it widely in this field. Today clinical studies have shown the antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties of mastiha. Mastiha is used in many cosmetics as it improves the appearance of the skin and hydrates it in depth, and it is famous for having a particularly positive effect on acne-prone skin types.
There are now many cosmetics enriched with mastiha and mastiha oil on the market. It can be found all over the world but of course on Chios you will find a big variety of mastiha based cosmetiscs. It’s worth buying some of them on your next visit.
In any case, you should buy a bottle of mastiha oil and add it into your beauty routine.Here are some simple recipes: v Mix two tablespoons of almond oil, one tablespoon of sea salt and a few drops of mastiha oil. You will get a great scrub. v Make a face mask by mixing a tablespoon of honey with two drops of mastiha oil. Apply to your face and leave it for twenty minutes.v Add two drops of mastiha oil into a glass of green tea to make a refreshing mouthwash, which will help prevent tooth decay and provide clean breath.v Add a few drops of mastiha oil into a powder, which you can then add to your shoes to avoid the smell.