10.13.2014

Details | Could a Different Cologne Help Your Wounds Heal Faster

Get a whiff of this. Scientists have discovered that your skin can smell things, just like your nose—and the smell of sandalwood can even help your largest organ recover from wounds.

"Skin cells possess olfactory receptors" said Dr. Hans Hatt of Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum in Germany, whose study was recently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. "Activation of the sandalwood receptor leads to greater cell proliferation and quicker migration of skin cells, which is important for wound healing and skin regeneration. The concept that the skin contains olfactory receptors could potentially revolutionize the fields of medicine, cosmetics, and essential oils."
Read more and see five products with the sandalwood scent at Details.com.

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