I remember coming to a daisy field once, completely by chance. Lost in the wilderness, trying to find my way back, I stumbled through an opening in the woods, and to my complete amazement, saw a field full of bright and beautiful daisies as far as my eye could see.
Their delightfully divine scent filled up my being and a heavenly sense of calm and relief washed all over me. In that moment, I felt an overwhelming sense of peace and a realisation overtook me; everything will eventually heal. And that realisation couldn’t be truer, standing in the field of a flower known for its soothing and healing properties.
Since then, I’ve been obsessed with the flower and have learnt about its many beneficial properties. And today I’ll be sharing the magical properties of a flower from the daisy family, known as chamomile. It has an array of benefits for not only the mind, but also the skin. So keep on reading to be pleasantly surprised at the powerful properties this seemingly delicate flower possesses.
What are the skin benefits of chamomile?
If you’re someone who reads the label on skincare products (which you should!), you’ve probably seen chamomile there. It has potent antioxidant, moisturizing and soothing properties, making it a frequently used ingredient in skincare products.
Traditionally used to treat wounds and cuts, chamomile in skin care can help to speed up the recovery of skin abrasions and tears owing to its antimicrobial properties.
Redness is a common side effect of inflamed skin. It can be an aftermath of a reaction to an ingredient in a product you applied or due to an environmental stressor. Nonetheless, chamomile can quickly help to placate the redness and swelling, giving your skin instant relief.
Soothes and calms irritated skin
Chamomile in skincare is particularly helpful for those with sensitive skin. It contains three components namely bisoprolol, chamazulene, and apigenin that give it soothing and healing benefits. Topical application of products containing chamomile can provide quick relief from irritation.
You’ve probably heard of placing a cold compress of brewed chamomile tea on sunburnt skin to alleviate the inflammation. This is owing to the ingredients' anti-inflammatory properties which aid in quick recovery.
Chamomile is rich in flavonoids and phytochemicals, which help prevent free radical damage and promote cell regeneration. This results in skin that is firmer and youthful with a reduced appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and scars.
As an astringent, chamomile can help to tighten pores, giving your skin a flawless look. It also contains skin brightening properties, helping to fade acne scars, age spots and hyperpigmentation, giving your dull skin an uplifted complexion and radiant glow.
Keeps acne at bay
Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties along with it being an astringent make it great for getting rid of acne. Regular application helps to dry up acne and pimples while also promoting cell turnover to quickly help fade scars, giving you clearer skin in no time.
Increases effectiveness of other skincare products
If you feel your skincare products are doing well, adding chamomile to your skincare routine might help to increase their effectiveness.
Fights dark circles
Just like chamomile tea is known to bring about peaceful slumber, chamomile in skin care can help to combat dark under eye circles, brightening the under eye area, giving your skin an instant and refreshing uplift.
Chamomile in Leovard
Keeping in mind the many, many, many skincare benefits of chamomile, the Leovard Multicream has been formulated using it, along with several other healing, soothing and nourishing ingredients such as lavender, English marigold, aloe vera, alligator pepper, green tea, ginger and white willow. It also contains several botanical oils, making it an extremely effective moisturizer for all skin types, especially for those with sensitive skin.
As step three of the Leovard daily seven step minimalist skin care routine, the Multicream’s gentle and lightweight formula helps to alleviate skin dryness and flakiness by hydrating and moisturizing the skin. It helps to soothe and calm skin irritation, and regular use can easily make it an indispensable part of your skincare regime.
Seemingly delicate and fragile, chamomile possesses powerful properties that can help to transform your skin in wonderful ways. And it is a valuable lesson for all of us. Those of us who consider ourselves to be weak and vulnerable, can draw strength from the example of chamomile. That to the world you may seem incapable but can possess a world of courage and bravery. And what better way to manifest that courage and strength than to embrace yourself wholeheartedly, just the way you are.