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 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.