In this article, you will learn (i) Is Chamomile good for skin (ii) Benefits of Chamomile herb for skin and (iii) How Chamomile benefits your skin?
Let’s first see why is chamomile good for skin?
Next time when you go hunting for skin care products, make it a point to read the ingredient lists given on the beauty products. You will find that chamomile is added to a number of skincare products that are designed to soothe, calm and heal skin. Just think, why is Chamomile so important that it’s included in so many reputed branded skin care beauty products.
Obviously, it can’t be without reasons for so much infatuation surrounding this botanical herb extract. Today, I am going to share with you its goodness!
What Does Chamomile Do To the Skin?
To begin with, Chamomile has several powerful skin-care properties like anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial. It contains antioxidants and essential oils. Moreover, it works as hypoallergenic – thus neutralizes free radicals, thereby decreases skin irritants.
Let’s delve a little deeper!
This herbal flower is native to Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. It was used by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to treat many illnesses & medical conditions like nausea, inflammations, pain and skin diseases.
It was only recently that scientific studies came out and reported that it has numerous powerful skin-beneficial properties. Most of the studies have been done in Germany using a topical cream or ointment.
One promising study showed that Chamomile was more than half as much effective as a 0.25% hydrocortisone cream when applied topically. It has also demonstrated positive signs as being effective in decreasing dermatitis.
Chamomile also possesses a large number of chemicals compounds, many of which are known for their inflammatory properties.
Skin Benefits Of Chamomile
(i) Anti bacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant and antiseptic.
(ii) Potent anti-inflammatory, good for acne-prone and sensitive types of skin that have inflammation. [Read Best Skin Care Routine For Acne Prone Skin]
(iii) Good healing abilities to heal minor skin cuts & wounds, thanks to its disinfectant properties.
(iv) The presence of polyphenols and phytochemicals in chamomile makes it a good choice to promote cell regeneration, decreasing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Fights and exterminates skin damaging, harmful free radicals – safeguarding the skin from environmental damage slowing the skin aging process. [Read Homemade Anti Aging Serum Recipes]
(v) Because of its antioxidant properties, it helps decrease acne inflammation, redness, breakouts, and minor scars.
(vi) Has natural skin lightening properties that help contribute to healthy glow on the skin. More over it heals as well as replenishes skin’s natural moisture content.
(vii) Boosts the effectiveness & penetration of other skincare topicals.
(viii) Calms, soothes and heals burns, so beneficial as a post-peel application.
Chamomile is one natural herbal ingredient that you should consider including in your skincare regime. Whether you have dry skin, acne-prone skin or pigmentation areas – it has something for every skin type. [Read 6 Minute Night Time Skin Care Routine]
Next time when you go for buying a new skincare product/treatment, check the ingredient list to see if it includes chamomile, and experience enhanced skin purifying, skin repairing and inflammation healing properties.