🌱 Chamomile is a natural sedative, commonly used today to induce sleep. It acts as a gentle relaxant, releasing stress and tension from the body. However, this classic tea ingredient has a long history. Use of Chamomile can be traced back to Ancient Egypt where it was readily applied to wounds, swelling and fever. Chamomile has been shown to be highly effective against free radicals – external forces which cause damage to healthy cells and tissues. The high concentration of polyphenols contained in Chamomile’s delicate flowers act to neutralise free radicals, binding to them and shielding against their harmful effects. This process is what makes Chamomile such an effective natural remedy, rendering it capable of curing all manner of ills.
As the body’s first line of defence, our skin is particularly susceptible to free radical damage. It can become dry and sensitive if left exposed to these external forces. Preventing exposure to free radicals is next to impossible as they exist in our environment, in the food we eat and in the air we breathe. However, precautions can be taken to protect against them, with Chamomile serving as a prime example. Research suggests that Chamomile makes the skin less hospitable to free radicals. When applied regularly Chamomile re-enforces our skin’s natural protective barrier, increasing its resilience to external forces. In doing so it helps to defend against harmful bacteria or irritants which block our pores and contribute to breakouts. Unsurprisingly, this natural powerhouse is also an anti-inflammatory. It works to reduce swelling and redness to gently soothe the skin and is therefore perfect for sensitive or acne-prone skin types.
At the same time, Chamomile improves our skin’s condition by retaining moisture, keeping the skin hydrated. Dermatologists widely agree that hydration promotes cell regeneration and thereby decreases the negative effects of free radicals. In stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin structures Chamomile fights early signs of skin aging. This means fewer dark marks, scars, fine lines and wrinkles. Try our A Feather’s Touch – Chamomile Tea and Pure Konjac cleansing pads to benefit from the power of Chamomile in your skincare routine.