There's a reason we use chamomile throughout our product range. This small daisy-like flower packs a mighty punch and has significant skin benefits!
In this article, we explain why you need to integrate chamomile into your grooming regimen.
What is chamomile?
Chamomile is a name used for several daisy-like plants from the Asteraceae family. They grow natively across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia.
Chamomile has antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties. It's also hyper-allergenic, meaning it protects your skin against the free radicals found in wind, rain, smoke, and pollution.
Is chamomile good for you?
Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it an excellent choice for skincare.
For centuries, chamomile has been used as a topical treatment for specific skin issues.
Ancient Roman and Egyptian cultures used it for treating nausea, pain, and stomachache. Drinking chamomile tea has been shown to promote better sleep and reduce anxiety as well.
5 reasons chamomile is good for your skin
Chamomile has been shown to help with skin problems. It soothes and calms irritated skin, which is why it's such a sought-after ingredient in skincare and after-shave products.
1. Chamomile reduces irritation and redness
Allergies, lack of sleep, or simply using the wrong products can irritate your skin. If you're prone to redness and have sensitive skin, you need to leverage the power of chamomile to get rid of that uncomfortable irritation.
Redness and irritation are also symptoms of dry skin. Check out this blog to learn more about how you should treat dry, flaky skin.
2. Chamomile heals wounds
As a natural antiseptic, chamomile is also ideal for treating wounds. It gets rid of the bacteria in an open wound to help it heal faster.
For example, if you scraped your knee, cut your finger, or have sores from an outbreak, using a chamomile-based product can minimizing scarring and speed up the healing process.
And in a 2009 study by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul , chamomile produced better results in healing wounds than corticosteroids.
3. Chamomile helps acne
Chamomile naturally cleanses your skin and helps treat breakouts by getting rid of the bacteria that cause acne.
It can also prevent future breakouts by hydrating, giving your skin to help it stay smooth.
4. Chamomile reduces circles under the eyes
By helping your sleep better, chamomile helps reduce those nasty, dark circles under your eyes, those that show the world your sleep quality is terrible.
To learn some effective ways of removing dark circles, check out our blog, How To Remove Dark Circles Under Eyes.
5. Chamomile has skin lightening properties
Chamomile has also been known as a "natural skin bleach," able to address skin discoloration by acting as a vasodilator.
It means it can improve blood flow, which, in turn, makes your skin look even and healthier.
Chamomile has many benefits
All our products are made with natural and organic ingredients, enriched with native Australian botanicals. We list our ingredients in more detail and how and why we use them on our ingredients page.
Without a doubt, chamomile's benefits are beyond amazing.
Now that you know exactly what they are, you can rest easy knowing that if you purchase a product that has chamomile as one of the ingredients, it's highly likely to be a good quality product.
An excellent example of a natural product with chamomile, to help with skin irritation is our very own natural after-shave balm for men.