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Chamomile benefits for skin

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Used mainly for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile has a rich history of use for a variety of symptoms and conditions. Many studies have confirmed that chamomile has strong relaxing properties and is capable of helping when your nerves feel frazzled. Along with promoting a feeling of calm and tranquility, chamomile extract can also help promote flawless skin.

Why chamomile may help your skin

Chamomile has strong anti-inflammatory properties, but it is due to the presence of some chemicals/substances that chamomile is known as a fantastic skin healer. Here is a bit more information about those substances:

Bisabolol: Found in both Roman and German chamomile, it has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, anti-irritant, and non-allergenic properties.

Chamazulene: A type of azulene, chamazulene is mainly obtained from matricin during the distillation process. Again, it has strong anti-inflammatory effects that support your skin and offer many other health benefits.

Apigenin: A type of flavonoid, apigenin works as an antioxidant and is supposed to help reduce DNA oxidative damage. It keeps free radicals from damaging your skin, which in turn prevents wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.

It is the presence of these chemicals that make chamomile and chamomile skincare products, like Sönd's Clean Slate Cream Cleanser, a magical remedy for a variety of skin-related problems. Here are some benefits of applying chamomile on skin:

It reduces inflammation

Thanks to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile oil works great to treat moderate acne. By reducing inflammation in your acne-prone skin, it alleviates pain and triggers healing as well.

It has antifungal and antibacterial properties

Some chamomile extract skin benefits come from its antifungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. It serves as a great remedy for wounds, eczema, canker sores, and skin irritations. Interestingly, you may also benefit from chamomile extract if you have a skin condition like poison ivy or chickenpox. To treat skin irritation, combine a few drops of chamomile and coconut oil and apply directly to the affected area for relief.

It contains powerful antioxidants

Because of its powerful antioxidant properties, it eliminates free radicals from your body. It prevents cellular damage to your skin and stops acne breakouts and other skin problems. Regular use may also help reduce the appearance of minor scars.

It lightens skin and acne scars

One of many chamomile extract uses is to lighten up your skin. The regular use of this natural skin lightener restores natural moisture to your skin and promotes a healthy glow as well. Simply take a cotton ball and add 2-3 drops of chamomile oil to it. Apply it directly to the acne scar to reduce its appearance.

It soothes and moisturises skin

Due to its soothing, healing, and moisturizing properties, you can use chamomile oil for post peel applications. It also improves the effectiveness of other skincare products. Simply add 5 drops of chamomile oil to your face wash and use it regularly to promote healthier looking skin.

Chamomile benefits the skin in so many ways, and it helps whether you have dry skin, acne-prone skin, or pigmentation. However, you may want to dilute it with some carrier oil such as coconut oil for the skin and face before applying on very sensitive skin. A better alternative would be to use a high-quality chamomile cream to enjoy the benefits of chamomile without experiencing any complications.

Hannah de Gruchy BSc(Hons)

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Hannah de Gruchy is a freelancer writer who specialises in health and wellness. She has a keen interest in the biology of skin and loves using her words to help separate the real science of skincare from the pseudoscience of some skincare brands. Hannah has a degree in Human Biology and many years’ experience working in laboratories around London. Using this experience, Hannah enjoys turning complex science into interesting, engaging and easy to digest pieces to read. In her spare time, Hannah runs, practices yoga and loves cooking plant based foods.

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