Chamomile Tea for Healthy Skin

BuddhaTea Chamomile Tea - Healthy Skin

Considered by many to be the quintessential herbal tea, chamomile tea is widely known and loved for its fruity smell and pleasantly sweet taste. It is also well regarded for its variety of health benefits, the most famous of which include its ability to promote relaxation and alleviate respiratory ailments.What many don’t know, however, is that chamomile’s benefits go much further.

With its potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, chamomile tea can even be used to promote healthy, beautiful skin.

The Skin We Live In

Worrying about the health of your skin is far more than superficial. Healthy skin has a number of important functions. It helps to protect the body from irritants and infectious agents, aids in regulating our internal temperature, eliminates waste through sweat, and is integral to our sense of touch. When the health of your skin is compromised, it can affect not only your confidence, but may have adverse effects on your health overall.

The Benefits of Chamomile Tea for Skin

Many of chamomile’s natural properties can be beneficial for the skin. The flowers offer natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which can reduce the risk of infection at the site of injury. These benefits, in combination with its anti-inflammatory abilities, can also make chamomile tea useful in reducing the appearance of skin issues such as acne, rash and mild outbreaks of eczema. A strong chamomile tea may even have skin lightening properties, and may lessen the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.

Chamomile may also have indirect benefits for skin health not only through providing essential vitamins and minerals, but by promoting a healthy sleep cycle. Studies have shown that getting deep, restful sleep supports a healthy complexion, thus promoting better overall health of the skin.

How To Use Chamomile Tea Externally

Chamomile tea has several methods for external application. For external use, you’ll want to brew a stronger tea than you would for drinking purposes, using two-to-three bags for a single cup of boiling water. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature, then apply the tea with a cloth to the affected area.

Another possible application is to use the tea bags as a compress. For example, to use chamomile tea for lightening dark circles under the eyes, steep two tea bags in water for several minutes. Remove the bags from water and allow them to cool, then place them over your closed eyelids while resting, and the tea bags will act as a compress to alleviate darkness. Finally, adding a strong concoction of chamomile tea to bathwater can be used to lighten skin tone and support skin health overall.

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