Vegan chamomile based creams are on the rise in Europe and the United States. The trend is not only encouraging, as it poses less ethical problems, but, as we shall see below, it is actually a good solution for many skin problems, including acne or premature aging.
Known for hundreds of years for its extraordinary benefits on people’s health and beauty, chamomile has been used in curing many conditions
The Chamomile flower has a strong aroma and originates from Asia, Europe, Australia and America where it blooms in early summer. After being extensively researched for its benefits, chamomile is now used as an active compound in teas, medicines, skin-care products, anti-aging creams, haircare products, etc
Chamomile tea has a golden colour and a good taste with a fruity aroma. Among the common health issues addressed with chamomile are intestinal disorders, stomach aches, but also anxiety and insomnia.
Some of the most important benefits of Chamomile include:
Skin benefits of Chamomile
– Chamomile tea has soothing properties for the skin due to the high levels of antioxidants.
Drinking chamomile tea ensures a good skin hydration. Likewise, face creams containing chamomile extract have a disinfecting effect, healing the skin of minor cuts or wounds.
– Chamomile based creams may also be used to whiten the skin, giving it a natural, healthy glow and health.
Also Chamomile tea treats skin irritations and sunburn.
– Because it’s brimming over with antioxidants, Chamomile tea helps treat acne outbreaks.
– Creams containing chamomile extract protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, combating premature ageing.
Top 6 causes and how to treat acne efficiently | asea health trust
One of the most common forms of this skin condition is the vulgar or polymorphic juvenile acne occurring in young people aged 14 to 15. The condition is characterized by the emergence of skin lesions called comedones, shaped as grayish or reddish lumps. Because they are exposed to germs, the infection may also take the shape of a yellowish pustule, which, if not treated on time, might leave scars on the face.
A special type of acne is rosacea acne, seen mostly in women after the age of 40 years. The pathogen is a particular type of bacteria called staphylococcus. In some women, acne is a symptom of Poly-cystic Ovary Syndrome, a hormonal condition responsible for irregular periods, infertility, excessive hairiness and increase in weight.
One of the causes of this condition is poor nutrition in gastrointestinal disorders, including constipation along with endocrine disorders (ovarian or testicular). During the time of eruption, and generally for people who have a predisposition for acne, the following foods should be avoided:
– sugar rich foods such as chocolate,
– meat, animal fats, hydrogenated fats (margarine), frying oil, eggs
– white bread, foods high in additives and preservatives,
– soda water, drinks containing artificial flavors.
What causes an how to treat acne?
The detoxification process means a you first need to clean the liver, and then, as a result, you will clean the skin. Regenerating the liver can only be done by avoiding toxic substances.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that skin acts as threshold through which all the toxins are carried out of the body. This is why the skin needs to be kept clean at all times. Moreover, a clean skin makes you feel cleaner altogether.
Many cases of chronic asthma, allergies, ear infections, acne are treated successfully by simply eliminating dairy from the diet.
Juvenile acne is more common in children and teenagers who use cow’s milk.
Most common factors responsible for triggering acne include :
1) fatty acids with 8 and 14 carbon atoms which are known to be causative factors of juvenile acne
2) progesterone from pregnant cows milk. Inside the human body, progesterone is converted into androgen that contribute to the occurrence of acne.
3) another cause of acne is hypersensitivity to the normal level of the sex hormone testosterone. This hypersensitivity causes the production of abnormal amounts of sebum, a fat secreted by the sebaceous glands, whose role is normally that of protecting the skin. The accumulated sebum hardens, to form black or white heads, while the bacteria present on the surface of the skin start to multiply, producing red, swollen pustules.
4) Certain medications (some contraceptive pill, corticosteroids and epilepsy medication) may worsen acne. Medication containing iodine, iodized salt aggravates acne, so it’s best to avoid them.
5) Many acne lotions and serums may contain chemicals that can aggravate acne. When treating acne symptoms using facial creams or other types of cosmetics, always make sure use a clean fabric. Highly recommendable are 100% cotton clothes while synthetic materials should be avoided. Organic acne lotions and serum are always preferable to cosmetics containing chemicals. Key ingredients for an efficient organic acne serum include jojoba oil and green tea extract, which open up skin pores, allowing the toxins to get expelled.
6) Stress may also aggravate acne. Physical exercise is a very efficient method in combating stress and gaining confidence.
Exposure with moderation in the sun is good for treating acne. Ultraviolet rays prevent the blockage of glands on the surface, allowing the skin to breathe. However, you should avoid exposure to sun rays during the hot summer days when the powerful UV’s can damage healthy skin cells.
Another important remedy is water, which ensures a good hydration of the body, accelerating the expelling of toxins. Remember to wash your using a SOAP that does not contain oil.
Other treatment recommendations:
Most forms of acne give simply by switching to a diet rich in raw vegetables, but you have to keep this up for at least 1-2 months. Changing your dietary habits is not only good for acne, but may very well improve overall health, so don’t be hesitant in making this decision. Try to incorporate raw vegetables into your diet for a couple of months, to fully understand their benefits. Thanks for read the article.
References: “Health and healing using an edenic lifestyle and natural remedies”, authored by Sorin Nicola.