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Chamomile facials: benefits, recipes

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Last reviewed: 25.03.2019
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This is a medicinal plant for all occasions: a stomach ache, bloating, flatulence, indigestion, an eye infection, skin rashes, a cold and a sore throat - first of all, I recall chamomile. We believe in its effectiveness and in that it will not cause any harm. The most valuable is contained in chamomile flowers. Its properties are widely used in cosmetology, including for face care.

The benefits of chamomile facial skin

Speaking about the benefits of chamomile for the skin, I mean a large number of biologically active substances in its chemical composition, providing all the beneficial effects on the epidermis, which are not found in other herbs. Means:

  • Chamazulene - antiallergic, bactericidal component;
  • sesquiterpene alcohols and hydrocarbons - form a protective film;
  • caprylic acid - gives antifungal action;
  • choline - heals microcracks and regenerates skin cells;
  • organic acids - eliminate pigment spots;
  • sitosterol - increase microcirculation in the tissues;
  • carotene - produces a softening effect.

That is why chamomile is included in many lotions, creams, masks and various home remedies for face care. Can a plant harm? External application eliminates the negative response of the skin.

Indications Daisies

Chamomile is suitable for permanent and regular face care, regardless of skin type. But especially it is indicated for sensitive, as well as for such defects as acne, acne, various inflammations and rashes. Relaxing the muscles of the face and increasing blood circulation, chamomile will benefit in the fight against wrinkles. It will effectively remove puffiness, reduce circles under the eyes, promote healing of sunburn, allergic manifestations. Effective grass and for rinsing eyes with conjunctivitis. It has anti-inflammatory, disinfecting, antispasmodic, anti-allergic effects. The spectrum of action of the miraculous grass does not end with external use. Thanks to the ability to regulate metabolism, it can be used for weight loss. It will not give an instant effect, but with regular use it will help cleanse the body of toxins, improve digestion, beneficial effects on intestinal motility, relieve stress without jamming with sweets, which will lead to weight loss.

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Release form

Chamomile for face care is found in the composition of the finished cosmetics, and in the form of dry raw materials, liquid extracts, tinctures, essential oils, from which you can make effective recipes for the face:

  • Pharmaceutical chamomile extract for the face - it is obtained from the essential oil of the plant. The liquid has a brownish-brown color, a peculiar smell and has the most healing properties of a living flower. Due to the presence of many useful components is used not only in the manufacture of cosmetics for adults, but also in children's creams. Water-glycerin chamomile extract provides healing properties, softens the skin and protects it from diaper rash;
  • Chamomile flowers for the face - the most accessible and simple form of application is fresh or dried flowers. The only thing you need to distinguish from the usual dosage form. The one that is able to help in the care of the face, has a convex middle and petals dipped to the stalk. In order not to be mistaken, it is better to buy it in a pharmacy. How to make a decoction of chamomile for the face? For this, a spoon of raw material is poured with a glass of boiling water and kept for 15-20 minutes over low heat. To prepare the infusion, it is not necessary to boil the liquid additionally, it is enough to pour it into a thermos or other container, close tightly and let it brew for at least half an hour. Broths and chamomile extracts are used for washing in the morning, they are well cleansed, tone up the skin. To improve its tone, to cheer up, to cause a rush of blood to the surface of the epidermis and to strengthen the metabolic processes are best done with the help of chamomile ice cubes. After cooking, a decoction or infusion is cooled, poured into special forms and placed in a freezer. Rubbing in the mornings with chamomile with ice in the mornings is not only fun, but also beneficial: any swelling, swelling disappears instantly, wrinkles are smoothed out. A particularly pronounced effect is obtained when ice alternates with rinsing with a warm broth;
  • Lotion for face “Chamomile” - this type of cosmetic product is a water-alcoholic infusion for ablution (as the word is translated from Latin) with the addition of active substances, in this case chamomile. Suitable for skin with increased activity of the sebaceous glands, problem skin, because disinfects it, relieves inflammation. It is easy to prepare it at home using the following recipe: for dry and sensitive skin, a tablespoon of vodka and glycerin is added to 250–300 g of infusion, for oily skin without glycerin, with 2 spoons of alcohol-containing composition. According to the rules, lotions for sensitive and dry skin should contain 10% alcohol, for normal - up to 30%, and oily - 40-60%;
  • chamomile oil for the face - exactly what you need for a soft, dry, irritated skin. This tool is aromatic and pleasant in consistency; it soothes and nourishes the skin with the vitamins and minerals it needs, smooths wrinkles, strengthens metabolism, and whitens the pigment spots. It can be used both independently and added to the finished cosmetics;
  • “Chamomile” face tonic is a lotion partner, after cleansing the face, it is necessary to restore the acid-base balance, close the pores, prepare it for nourishment and moisturizing. It is precisely tonic that does it. With a very large dryness and peeling, you can only use tonic; chamomile in its composition will give the composition the healing properties characteristic of the plant. A tonic made by hand will not be stored for a long time, but it will not contain chemical preservatives. For dry skin, it can be prepared in water, and for oily skin with the addition of alcohol. Brewing a tablespoon of flowers with a glass of boiling water and cooling it, we get a simple but effective tonic;
  • chamomile face creams - as a rule, we are accustomed to chamomile often in cheap creams, but this is not so. Even well-known brands use it as a component:
    • “Liberoderm” with chamomile is pleasant with its light consistency and the smell of a flower. Well soothes the skin, moisturizes, reduces inflammation, gives elasticity and tenderness. The cream is quickly absorbed, suitable as a base for makeup, for any skin type, especially in the warm period of the year;
    • chamomile peeling - the same manufacturer has created a tool for deep and gentle cleansing of the face. Due to the presence of lactic acid in it, it effectively removes dead cells and stimulates their renewal. With regular use, the skin evens out its relief, returns a healthy look;
    • Cream “Yves Rocher” with chamomile - Pure Calmille with a flower extract, universal. A white jar with a pattern of chamomile on the lid, with a heart in the form of a heart. The cream itself has a floral smell and is rather thick, but after contact with the body it softens, absorbs in 15 minutes. It is suitable for the face and body, but more suitable for the body and dry skin of the face;
    • cream "Oriflame" chamomile - Love Nature, white in color, delicate texture, does not leave greasy marks, nourishes well. In addition to chamomile extract contains rapeseed oil. In general, a good budget option.

Contraindications

Any herb, including chamomile, is contraindicated in case of an allergic reaction to it. Although in the case of external use it is unlikely, but still it is worthwhile to first apply the decoction to the elbow bend and watch the reaction. But calendula can not be applied to open wounds and fresh injured areas.

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Side effects Daisies

Possible complications associated with the manifestations of allergies: rash, redness, swelling. When performing steam treatments, careless handling of too hot water can lead to scalding.

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Dosing and administration

Facial treatment with chamomile is very simple, which makes it possible to apply it at home without overpaying extra money. To do this, you only need to periodically prepare the infusion or decoction of the plant and use either fresh or from the refrigerator, but not more than 2 days. What tools and procedures are easy to organize at home, we list below:

  • Chamomile for cleansing the face - waking up in the morning, it is good to wipe the face with a cotton pad dipped in a cool decoction of a flower. The skin will become silky and elastic. Ice cube will bring even more pleasure, it will not only invigorate, but also increase skin tone, ensure a healthy complexion. In the evening, you can also use it to remove makeup;
  • camomile face mask - it is necessary for dry, withering skin, as well as in the presence of various redness, rashes, acne, pigmentation. You can get a mixture for it by adding a few spoonfuls of any vegetable oil to a warm brew, other ingredients like honey, aloe, clay are possible. Then it is necessary to cut an oval in the shape of a face from cotton fabric, make cuts in it for eyes and lips, soak in liquid and apply on face. To preserve heat put a towel on top. After 25 minutes take off;
  • chamomile compress - apply hot, but not scalding decoction of the plant in order to better open the pores, soften and remove impurities, nourish the skin with useful substances. Any cloth or gauze is folded in several pieces, dipped into the prepared solution and applied to the face, cleaned from makeup, for a quarter of an hour;
  • chamomile in bags - in pharmacies chamomile is sold, packaged in sachets, like tea for one cup. This is a convenient form to apply to the face. Brewing boiling water and cooling a little, you can attach to the problem area or, using a few pieces, cover the entire surface;
  • Chamomile Facial Sauna - Chamomile facial trays are often used by women to put a face in order before important events that need to look good. After boiling the raw materials in the water and holding it for a few minutes on the fire so that it is real, you need to tilt your face over the container, take cover with a towel and steam for 5-10 minutes. At this time, the pores open, the sebaceous glands are activated, the pollution comes out, the blood circulation increases, fine wrinkles are smoothed out. Using a cool chamomile decoction to wipe, we get a smooth, refreshed, radiant skin;
  • the device for steaming face “Romashka” - so that the facial sauna procedure was carried out comfortably, cosmetic companies invented a special device for this. With it, not only steamed, moisturized face, but it can be used as a moisturizer, inhaler, flavor. The hollow hemisphere of the “Chamomile” device completely covers the face, which makes it possible for couples not to spread out in space, but to penetrate into the deeper layers of the epidermis. As an active substance, various herbs and their active substances can be used.

Chamomile partners for face care

Chamomile - a reliable, proven drug not only for the skin, but also for internal use. And yet its effectiveness can be enhanced by other active ingredients, depending on the needs of the epidermis:

  • Chamomile and Calendula - Calendula is known for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic properties. Acne, acne, inflammation - that is what you can direct its action. Her decoction in combination with chamomile will give a stunning effect and is most suitable for oily skin;
  • chamomile and sage - salvia - another name for sage. Known for its healing properties since ancient times. In cosmetology, it is famous for its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory effect. It is best to apply it after 30 years in the form. In tandem with chamomile can be used for wiping, washing, compresses, masks;
  • chamomile and lemon - adding lemon juice to chamomile decoction provides a bleaching, tonic effect, promotes healing of microcracks and pimples, reduces inflammation. The frozen cubes work very well, after wiping them, the tone is restored, the face looks refreshed and rejuvenated;
  • chamomile and the series - a series, due to the presence in the composition of flavonoids, tannins, mucous substances, vitamins, organic acids, is widely used by medicine for therapeutic purposes in dermatological diseases. Together with chamomile, it can be used for oily problem skin as a liquid for washing and other forms of face care;
  • chamomile and mint - the beneficial properties of mint are determined by the presence of essential oils, organic acids, sterols, carotene, arginine, resinous and tannins. Its use in partnership with chamomile gives you the opportunity to fight with acne, comedones, fading combination skin and restore tone.

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Reviews

People have a very trusting attitude to chamomile, so the first thing that comes to mind when I remember the use of medicinal plants for facial care is exactly that. According to reviews, if you are not lazy to prepare decoctions of flowers in advance and keep them in the refrigerator, then their daily use replaces the use of expensive lotions and tonics. The result is a refreshed look, the disappearance of inflammation, reduction of acne, the alignment of skin color.

Analogs

What types of plants give a similar result? A powerful antiseptic, wound-healing effect for the face have:

  • St. John's wort - like chamomile, it helps fight skin problems, cleans and tones well, has a healing and soothing effect. For care use broths, ice cubes, oil. The latter well nourishes dry skin;
  • yarrow - will help oily skin: it will effectively cleanse it, increase its tone, heal acne and inflammation. In addition, he has antiallergic action, they are treated even boils and eczema.

It is important to know!

Hyperemia of the face is a reddening of the skin on the face, which manifests itself on the cheeks in frosty weather, in the heat or in a stuffy room. Read more..

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