You may be surprised to learn that chamomile’s use is not limited to just tea. In fact, it is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind.
Its power lies in its ability to soothe and relax not just the mind, but the body as well. This is one of the main reasons it’s used in a wide variety of Yon-Ka skincare products.
Today we’re sharing three key reasons why chamomile is beneficial to your skin. Plus, we’ll let you know which Yon-Ka products to use if you want to incorporate chamomile into your skincare routine.
1. It Can Help Reduce Acne
If you ever get painful, cystic acne, then you know just how uncomfortable it can be. These pimples are typically large, red, and inflamed, which leaves you with more than just a typical blemish. Often times, they take days (if not longer) to go away on their own. But that’s not always the case if you know how to properly treat them.
Because this type of inflammation is occurring deep within the skin, you want to be proactive about getting the swelling down to reduce its appearance as much as possible. Research has shown that chamomile can be beneficial for reducing inflammation within the body, as well as on the skin. Not only that, but it’s also great if you have sensitive skin too since it’ll soothe the irritation these blemishes cause.
Sometimes referred to as an “herbal aspirin,” the reason chamomile works is because it blocks the release of the chemical that promotes inflammation within the body. You’ll often find chamomile inside some of your favorite Yon-Ka skin soothing products because it’s great for reducing facial swelling and other skin irritations.
2. Chamomile is a Powerful Antioxidant
The reason why chamomile is such a popular medicinal herb is because it’s packed with powerful disease-fighting antioxidants, such as terpenoids and flavonoids. As we all know, antioxidants are amazing for the skin if you want to achieve that fresh and youthful glow.
Another reason the antioxidants in chamomile are so beneficial? They’re a powerful way to fight off free radical damage. Free radicals can cause damage to the cells within our body and are often associated with many forms of cancer. For that reason, it’s important that we take action to both prevent and repair their damaging effects.
3. It Accelerates Wound Healing
Due to of the anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant effects of chamomile, it may also come in handy when healing wounds on the skin. A study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of chamomile extract, which revealed it had the potential to accelerate the healing of burns on skin.
This explains why chamomile baths or soaks are recommended for mild sunburns. You may also consider applying it to minor cuts and scrapes since it can soothe the skin and even reduce bacteria, which can prevent infections.
Try These Chamomile-Infused Yon-Ka Products
Here at Yon-Ka, we know just how beneficial chamomile can be for the skin, so it’s no surprise it has made its way into a number of our products. If you’re looking to incorporate it into your skincare routine, we have a few product recommendations below based on your skin type…
For anyone who struggles with acne, it’s important to have a spot treatment that can be used whenever blemishes pop up. Our Creme 15 treatment cream is a great option due to its ability to help eliminate bacteria as well as balance oil production. Chamomile is one of the ingredients it contains to help purify the skin and soothe any irritation. Not only will you feel relief, but you’ll see it too when your blemishes start healing.
Because of the skin-soothing properties of chamomile, it’s also been added to our Nutri-Contour repairing eye and lip contour cream. This is a skincare product that’s specifically designed to nourish and restore dry or dehydrated skin. You can use it around the eyes or even on the lips to provide a much-needed boost of moisture. It’s gentle enough to be used on these very delicate areas.
Lastly, for those with the utmost sensitive skin looking for an immediate calming effect, try our Sensitive Masque. As the name suggests, it’s perfect for those with sensitive skin that’s easily irritated. This masque works by soothing the skin, reducing redness, and providing immediate inflammation relief thanks to the chamomile it’s infused with.