Chamomile herb is not only know for its good aroma and health advantages but is also has lots of skin related benefits. This natural ingredient is a big storehouse of anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, healing, relaxing and anti-septic properties. These all properties are helpful in fighting mild to moderate types of skin conditions like rashes, irradiation, pimples, itching and infections. Skin whitening is another area in which this herb is said to be beneficial. Many people claim that the use of flowers and tea bags is effective in fading the various pigmentation issues like dark spots, uneven tone, tanned skin, pregnancy marks and so forth.
Chamomile Skin Fading/Lightening Recipes
Dried Flowers with Rose Water
Make your first bleaching recipe and for this you should boil three tablespoons of with a cup full of water. Boil for about 10 minutes and then strain the liquid in a bowl. Now, add a spoonful of organic honey and rose water into the strained liquid. Mix well and apply the final liquid on your face or the areas you want to fade. Wait for 20 minutes and finally wash it off with water. Use this remedy thrice every week.
Use Tea Bags
Some people prefer the use of tea bags. You can easily buy these bags from your local grocery stores and pharmacies. In order to use them, simply put two bags in 2 quarts of boiling water. Boil for a few minutes and then carefully pour this hot steaming liquid in a bowl. Now, keep your face above the bowl. Allow the steam to work on your facial skin for a few minutes. Follow this steam treatment twice every week. You can also mix the leftover liquid in your bathing water for optimum results.
Do You Have Dark Circles under Your Eyes? Don’t Worry!
There are a huge number of people those who know the advantages of using chamomile tea for black under eye circle. You can also use this wonder herb to get rid of darkness, puffiness and tiredness from your eyes. Just put two bags in warm water for some time. Now, lie back and close your eyes. Place those bags on your eyes. Wait for 20 minutes and then wash the area with water.
Chamomile essential oil can also be used to diminish the appearance of these unsightly looking circles and black marks on your body. All you need to do is to mix 2-3 drops of pure essential oil with a tablespoon of carrier oil like almond oil. Put the resultant mix in a brown glass bottle. Use it in the evening just before going towards your bed.
Mild Skin Lightening Solution for Face
Here we are going to use a mixture of three main ingredients which are popular for their natural fading effect i.e. chamomile, honey and lemon juice.
Six crushed flowers of chamomile
Half a cup of water
Two spoons of organic honey
A few drops of fresh juice of lemon
Put crushed flower in half a cup of boiling water and let them steep for five to ten minutes. Strain the liquid with a strainer and add rest of the ingredients. Blend nicely and store it into your fridge. To use it, cleanse your face and apply your homemade solution on your skin. After 20 minutes, wash if off with cold water. Use it regularly to see some favorable results.
Dark Sun Tanned
Sandalwood is a natural skin coolant where as chamomile is known for its soothing and healing effects. One good thing is that both of these ingredients have mild skin fading effect. So, you can combine them to remove dark tint from your skin. Combine two parts of sandalwood powder with one part of strong chamomile tea. You can also add some rose water or cucumber juice. Apply it on the affected areas and allow it to rest for half an hour and then wash with cold water.
Side effects of drinking chamomile tea
You can drink chamomile tea daily to get all skin friendly nutrients. While chamomile is a mild and safe ingredient but it can cause side effect in those who are allergic to it. Also, making tea with high concentration of chamomile can cause side effects like vomiting and nausea. Chamomile is known for its blood thinning properties so avoid it if you are taking blood thinning medicines.
The benefits of chamomile herb is not limited to skin whitening, it also helps keep skin free of impurities, allergy, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, dullness and dryness and feed it with some good nutrients.