Most of us have heard about chamomile and how good it is for nervous complaints. It is a panacea for those who suffer with insomnia and has a mild sedative action.
It is just as helpful when it comes to problem skin – especially inflamed skin like you get with acne. It is suitable for use with all skin – even the most sensitive ones. It soothes and clears gently.
Should your acne take on that angry red tone, you can help to soothe it by using a compress containing fresh chamomile. Keep your tea bags after you have used them and store in the fridge for a quik pick me up for the skin.
You can easily find the dessicated herb in the health store or grocery store so you never need to be without it year round.
Because it works so well at clearing up all sorts of skin complaints and also works at a mental level, it is an essential on your shopping list.
It is easy and safe to use – The problem is that herbal teas are not for liked by all – if you fall into this category, a different approach is needed.
When it comes to skin care, the essential oil is as effective, if not more effective, than the tea. You cannot, however, ever drink it.
Because it is so concentrated, you should only use it as is in a burner – for any bodily applications, it must be diluted in a cream, with oil or water.
A little of this goes a long long way – you need only 1 ml of oil (one drop) for 100ml of carrier. This may not sound like much but it is more than enough in the end.
When choosing oil r cream, it is best to consider what the end use will be – oils are more intensely nourishing but may not be suitable if you have oily skin.
If you have dry skin, the oil is the better bet – don’t worry that you will go around with a face like an oil slick – you would be amazed at how fast it is absorbed. Leave for 20 minutes and blot and you’re ready to go.
As with anything new, try it out on a bit of skin that no one can see before applying to your face. This is a standard allergy test.