When you think about chamomile, you might imagine yourself sipping a cup of tea made from this flower from the daisy family. Chamomile tea is known to promote relaxation, so many people drink it before bed. Did you know that it also carries various benefits when used in skincare products? We've looked at many different natural substances and have found that chamomile is one of those super-ingredients that we definitely wanted to include in our entire skincare line. Do you want to know more? Keep reading!
Chamomile is anti-inflammatory in nature, which means that it can help to soothe various types of inflammation in the body. When you take it internally, it can soothe menstrual cramps or digestive difficulties, for example.
When used on the skin, chamomile is equally anti-inflammatory. It can reduce redness and roughness that results from exposure to wind, cold weather, and dry air. It can also soothe the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, which are conditions that commonly affect the hands and can be quite uncomfortable.
Wound and Burn Healing
Another one of chamomile's excellent qualities is that it can promote healing. When you work outdoors, your hands are susceptible to all sorts of minor injuries, including sunburn, burns from hot stoves or exhaust pipes, small cuts, scratches, and even cracking from dry skin. Chamomile can help soothe and heal these little maladies.
Chamomile is naturally antiseptic, which means that you can use it to help prevent infection when you get a small cut or scrape. Note that it cannot be used in place of an antibiotic if you actually develop a bacterial infection, though. So if you happen to get a skin infection, we recommend seeing your doctor for the appropriate treatment.
Reduced Signs of Ageing
Chamomile contains antioxidants, which are substances that neutralise free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that can cause signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, sun spots, and a lack of elasticity. When you use our hand cream, you'll be smoothing on a soothing layer that includes chamomile, helping to reduce the signs that your skin is growing older.
Improved Blood Flow
Chamomile is a vasodilator, which means that it opens up the tiny capillaries close to your skin and encourages good blood flow to your skin and underlying tissues. This can help your skin to look and feel more rejuvenated. Tightness and dryness will fade, leaving behind smoother, softer, more supple skin.
Remember that at Heavy Duty Cosmetics, we also include hyaluronic acid in our products. Hyaluronic acid also heals the skin and promotes better elasticity and more moisture, so when it's combined with chamomile, it really does create a product that is formulated to be extremely helpful to those working or spending a lot of time outdoors, as well as for those who wash their hands frequently.
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