Why aloe and chamomile?
Aloe vera has long since been used to treating burns, scratches and irritated skin because it has fantastic antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Anyone who has ever had a horrible sunburn will know that applying aloe vera gel to your skin can sooth it in an instant. When used on the face this gel has a similar effect and can help with anything from acne, breakouts, scars to even redness.
Like aloe vera, chamomile is soothing and gentle on your skin and the active ingredients in these tiny flowers help with scar healing, keeping your skin free of bacteria and harmful microbes. Chamomile is full of antioxidants and can accelerate cell and tissue regeneration and fight the effects of aging and damage.
Fighting redness and rosacea
As the weather changes and the temperatures drop its only natural that some of us should be experiencing some facial redness or red patches on your faces. With all the things in our environments that harm our skin, sometimes our faces just need a timeout to recover from damage, irritation, and dryness.
For those suffering from milder forms of rosacea, the redness that appears on your face may be devastating. But fear not fair maidens, because instead of breaking the bank and hitting the beauty counter, you can make use of the healing properties of aloe vera and chamomile to soothe and rejuvenate your face.
Aloe vera and chamomile mask recipe
• 1 cup of brewed chamomile tea left to cool
• 1 tablespoon of pure Aloe Vera gel
1. In a small bowl combine the cooled tea and the aloe vera gel.
2. Using your fingertips or a makeup brush apply the mask to clean skin, making sure to avoid the sensitive areas around the eyes.
3. Leave the mask to dry.
4. Once dry simply remove the mask by rinsing your face with warm water.
This mask is great before bed and gentle enough to use regularly. For some added kick, you can also cut open the used chamomile tea teabag and add it to the mask before applying it to the face. This mask is great for the face but also works wonders when used on sunburnt skin