Top Therapeutic Chamomile Benefits for Skin

There’s nothing quite like sitting down at the end of a long day with a hot cup of tea. Chamomile tea is one of the popular choices for people around the world. But, did you know that it’s more than just a calming drink?

Read on to discover just some of the ways that chamomile tea can benefit your skin, hair and overall health.

What is chamomile?

Chamomile is a herb that is extracted from little white, daisy-like flowers. Tea is brewed from the dried flowers and has been sipped on for centuries. Today, chamomile tea can be found in a variety of tea blends and mixtures and is commonly associated with having calming properties. As it is free from caffeine and other stimulants, it’s a popular pre-bedtime beverage that goes well with lemon & honey.

A ‘wonder herb’

Beyond its relaxing properties, chamomile has been used as a remedy for a wide variety of symptoms. In fact, researchers today are still studying this versatile and miraculous plant. Ancient Romans, Egyptians and Greeks alike famously used chamomile in the past - as part of their diet, beauty routines or even for wound-healing. Here are just some of the reasons to love this herbaceous plant.

1. Chamomile Tea Can Be Used as A Treatment for Mild Skin Conditions

● Studies have shown that when applied directly to the skin, chamomile can have a soothing effect on rashes, acne and wounds
● The anti-inflammatory properties can assist with mild skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis and have shown to fight against breakouts of acne and fade acne scars
● Chamomile is naturally moisturising and both tightens your pores and smooths your skin
● It protects against sun and environmental damage
● This wonder herb can help speed up the healing process and reduce your chances of scarring

How to use chamomile on your skin and reap its benefits

As always, it’s important to remember that everyone’s skin is different. Do a patch test of chamomile tea on your wrist before applying it to your face, just in case you have any underlying allergies.

● Brewed and cooled, chamomile tea bags can be applied directly under the eyes to reduce puffiness and dark circles, or on the skin to help lighten uneven pigmentation
● You can also steep chamomile tea in hot water, and then pour into ice cube trays. Once frozen, the cubes can be rubbed across your face to depuff first thing in the morning
● Chamomile can be used as a weekly exfoliant and cleanser. Simply mix dried chamomile herbs with sugar and coconut oil and gently massage into your skin. Rinse thoroughly and enjoy the glow!

Woman with healthy skin applying tea bag under eye

We love including the benefits of chamomile into our daily skincare routine, using Dawn Chamomile and Moringa Oil Body Lotion.

This luxurious lotion is infused with chamomile and soothes sensitive skin. Its 100% natural moisturisers deliver 48 hours of moisturisation to your skin. It’s also fragrance-free, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin.

2. Chamomile Is Amazing for Your Hair

If the benefits to your skin are not exciting enough, have a look at how this wonder herb can enhance the health of your hair. Chamomile can help reduce dandruff and soothe many scalp conditions, as well as giving your hair a gorgeous shine. To create a refreshing and soothing hair rinse aid, simply brew a pot of chamomile tea and allow to cool.

3. Chamomile Tea Can Have A Positive Impact on Your Overall Health

Sipping on chamomile could see you feeling better from the inside out. The stronger the brew, the stronger the impact. Chamomile helps with:

● Digestives issues and gut health, including ulcers and IBS
● Strengthening your immunity
● Relieving menstrual cramps
● Calming muscle pains or spasms
● Reducing anxiety, insomnia, or restlessness
● Soothing colds, migraines, and sore throats
● Maintaining glucose levels in the body, resulting in stabilised blood sugar levels.

Woman sipping on a cup of tea

Ready to feel the benefits? Switch out your morning cup of coffee for a cup of chamomile and experience the calming effects and health benefits for yourself!