More and more people are now opting for herbal products to apply on their hair and skin. This is because most of the beauty and cosmetic products are loaded with chemicals.
Chamomile is one of the herbs which have been used since ancient times for beauty purposes. It is famous because of its calming, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-irritant properties.
This herb can be prepared in different ways and the most popular of which is the herbal tea. It is also available in the form of tinctures, ointments, creams, liquid extract, and essential oil.
Do not use chamomile if you are allergic to ragweed or any members of the aster family, including chrysanthemums and daisies.
Do not use chamomile if you’re pregnant.
Several Ways You Can Use Chamomile For Beauty Purposes:
Fights Skin Aging
Because of its antioxidant content, chamomile can fight free radicals that damage skin cells, therefore resulting in prevention of any damage to the skin. Aside from this, it also tightens the pores, slows down the process of aging and accelerates the regeneration of cell and tissue.
Steep a cup of chamomile tea and allow it to cool. Dip a cotton ball in the tea and rub it over the affected skin. Allow it to stay on your skin for 10 minutes and then, rinse it off with cool water. Do it once daily to enjoy glowing and healthy skin. You can also use hot chamomile tea to steam your face and open your pores to get rid of impurities.
Lightens Skin Complexion
Chamomile tea is an excellent natural skin bleach that will lighten your complexion, add a healthy glow to your skin, tighten your skin pores, therefore making your skin look younger and beautiful.
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and put 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers. Let it simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Strain out the chamomile-infused water. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey to it. Apply the solution on your face and neck area. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and then wash it off thoroughly with fresh water. Use it once daily.
Chamomile is rich in antioxidants that can help fight acne breakouts. You can use chamomile tea for a natural and inexpensive way of reducing the appearance of acne and the related scars.
For daily use, brew a cup of chamomile tea, saturate a clean washcloth with the tea and wring it out slightly. Place the washcloth over your clean face and allow it to stay in contact with your skin for 15 minutes. Remove the washcloth and rinse your face well with lukewarm water. Pat dry with a soft cotton towel. Do it twice daily.
For weekly treatment, you must pour hot water into a cup with 1 tablespoon of dry chamomile flowers. Let it infuse for 20 minutes and mix in 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply the mask on your clean face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it off with cool water. Repeat once a week.
Chamomile tea work as a natural scrub due to its slightly grainy texture. It soothes and gives your skin a beautiful glow by removing those dead and dry skin cells.
Empty the contents of 2 or 3 tea bags into a bowl and make a scrub by adding a little sugar and olive oil. Apply this scrub gently on your clean face and massage it around using circular motions. Rinse your skin with cold water and pat dry. Do this once a week.
Reduces Dark Circles
The herb’s relaxing and soothing nature helps lighten dark circles under the eyes. It also has anti-inflammatory nature that can reduce eye puffiness and swelling around your eyes.
Steep 4 chamomile tea bags in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and then, put one in the refrigerator and the other on the kitchen counter. First, place the refrigerated tea bag on your eyelids for 5 minutes. Next, put the tea bag from the kitchen counter on your closed eyelids for 5 minutes. Repeat this treatment as often as you like.
Heals Wounds And Minor Cuts
The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of chamomile act as a good disinfectant and can be used as a treatment for minor cuts and wounds. Its anti-inflammatory properties can also reduce swelling and redness around the injured area
Soak a few chamomile tea bags in warm water. Remove one of the tea bags and press it over your wound.
If you want to fight dandruff, have a chamomile tea hair rinse. It will soothe scalp irritation and add a beautiful shine to dull-looking locks.
Boil 2 to 3 cups of water and dip 4 or 5 chamomile tea bags in it. Let the solution sit until it has completely cooled, then remove the tea bags. Wash and condition your hair as you normally do. Rinse your hair with the cooled chamomile tea. Air-dry your hair.