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What is a Chamomile Facial?
When getting a spa facial, there are often many options from which to choose. And depending on your skin type, you might want to think about getting a chamomile facial. Like many all-natural ingredients, Chamomile has terrific benefits where the skin is concerned. This is why it has become such a popular facial type in spas worldwide. From calming the skin to lessening irritation and just calming the body in general, Chamomile is a fantastic product in so many ways.
Keep in mind that a spa facial is about both the body and the mind; that is to say, you go there to get cleansed, refreshed, and younger-looking skin, yes, but you also get a spa facial for the mental and emotional benefits: the relaxation, the unwinding, the slipping away from the hecticness of life for a moment. Studies have shown that after a chamomile facial, not only are you more relaxed and destressed, but you also sleep better. Chamomile and a good night’s rest do go hand in hand.
The key is to find a spa specializing in using Chamomile during the facial process and understand how to use it to the utmost benefit of the client.
What Is Chamomile?
Let’s start with the basics. What is Chamomile, and why is it so good for you and your skin? Chamomile is an herb used for centuries to calm people and help them get a better night’s rest. It is also known as one of the most effective stress relievers. Not to mention, for as long as people can remember, Chamomile has been utilized to cure things such as nausea and heartburn. This is one plant with some genuinely extraordinary powers. This is why spas have gravitated toward using Chamomile during facials.
Chamomile, worldwide, is more and more being used in skincare products that people can buy over the counter. Again, while it is good for the skin, it is also beneficial for the body overall. It contains high antioxidants, which make it an excellent choice for skincare.
What are the benefits of Chamomile in skin care?
As noted, Chamomile can soothe irritated skin and adds a calming element to any facial. Above and beyond this, Chamomile also has the following benefits for the skin:
- Alleviates redness:Because Chamomile does have anti-inflammatory properties, it is amazing at reducing the look of redness. Redness generally signals an inflammation of some type, and Chamomile works well in combating certain types of skin inflammation.
- Soothes skin:Chamomile is the ideal product to use during a facial, especially for people with more sensitive skin types. With more sensitive skin, certain products can worsen irritation in the skin. This, however, is not the case at all with Chamomile and a Chamomile facial. This is because Chamomile not only soothes but does so in a very gentle manner.
- Relieves inflammation:Again, the anti-inflammatory properties of Chamomile make it an ideal facial component for those who do have some inflammation. For example, if you have a sunburn, which is inflammation, undergoing a chamomile facial can work wonders as far as diminishing the appearance of sunburn and redness in general. This is also why you see many people use a cold compress composed of chamomile tea in some form on sunburned areas.
- Diminishes signs of aging:Most people who get facials want to look and feel younger. A Chamomile facial is ideal for just this purpose. Chamomile can decrease the signs of aging, how you might wonder? There are polyphenols and phytochemicals in Chamomile; these work to speed up cell regeneration, and when this happens, the look of wrinkles and fine lines is diminished. It can also help minimize scarring and the telltale signs of damage from free radicals.
Are There Any Side Effects of Chamomile?Chamomile is not known to have side effects as far as use on the skin. Chamomile facials are among the most gentle facials spas offer and, to this end, are great for those who have skin sensitivities.
What to Expect During a Chamomile Facial?
As with any facial experience at a spa, you will first consult with the aesthetician. It is essential to address any concerns, ask any questions and ensure you are on the same page before starting your Chamomile facial. The aesthetician will first perform a deep cleanse to rid the skin’s surface of dirt, debris, and unclog pores. They may also use steam in the initial phase of your Chamomile facial.
The second part of the facial process will generally involve exfoliating and extracting. Extractions are when the aesthetician uses a unique tool to remove blackheads and zits. There may be some redness associated, but this will soon go away. With the exfoliation, the dead skin cells are being removed, and the skin’s overall tone and texture are usually noticeably improved.
A chamomile-based product or mask will be applied during your treatment. This is used to penetrate the pores and get deeper into the layers of skin to infuse skin with the nutrients inherent to the Chamomile.
With Chamomile during a facial, cells become regenerated, which stimulates collagen production, which is responsible for the skin's elasticity. In other words, people end up looking younger with smoother and plumper skin.
If you are interested in a chamomile facial, plenty of spas and med spas do them. And don’t hesitate to talk to the aesthetician first about any concerns you may have and any skin issues you want to be addressed during your spa facial.