Chamomile — what is it best known for? Herbal tea, perhaps. But did you know chamomile in cosmetics can help prevent acne? Chamomile has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and teas, and today, we’re going to look more in-depth at this famous daisy. If you’re especially interested in how to use chamomile for skin, keep reading!
Chamomile is one of the first medicinal herbs ever known to be documented by mankind. It has been used since ancient times as both a tea and a topical preparation to treat various ailments and skin conditions, including burn wounds! Chamomile is a member of the daisy family, and has two common variations: Roman Chamomile, and, more widely used, the German Chamomile. Historically, chamomile has been used to treat external wounds, burns, eczema, poison ivy rashes, and even eye infections!
Now that you have a brief introduction to chamomile, let’s dive a little deeper with some known uses of this widely popular flower!
Chamomile is a super plant, widely used for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. Chamomile, in different forms, can be used for:
- Skin care
- Aroma therapy
- Eye and ear infection treatment
- Mild sedatives (for anxiety, insomnia, etc.)
- Skin issue treatment (eczema, rashes, etc.)
- Digestive aids (nausea, indigestion, etc.)
This is as versatile as a flower can get. Keep reading to see how chamomile can benefit your beauty routine!
Interested in how to use chamomile for skin? You’re in the right place! Chamomile in skin care and makeup can help…
- Fade signs of premature aging due to UV exposure (known as photodamage)
- Improve skin elasticity
- Decongest clogged pores
- Prevent acne
- Act as a mild astringent (skin tightening)
So is chamomile good for skin? We sure think so! That’s why each and every Lava Art compact cushion foundation formula contains chamomile extract. Makeup with chamomile extract helps keeps your skin soothed and protected, even for our famously long wear times!
Chamomile has been used since ancient times for the many medicinal benefits it delivers, but what we love it for most are all of those positive contributions to skin care! Making cosmetics with natural ingredients is one of our passions, and we can’t wait to share more with you. Have you used chamomile before? For what? Let us know what you think about this super flower in the comments below, and what other ingredients you’re excited to hear about!
– Rose from Lava Art
P.S. If you want to get more in-depth with the science behind it all, check out these sources:
Srivastava, J.K., Shankar, E., & Gupta, S. (2010). Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with a bright future (Review). Molecular Medicine Reports, 3, 895-901. https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2010.377
Stallings, A. F., & Lupo, M. P. (2009). Practical uses of botanicals in skin care. The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology, 2(1), 36–40. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2958188/