By Whitney Alexandra
As ladies, we tend to have a natural love for flowers. They make for the perfect gift, have a way of saying I love you or I’m sorry, and they brighten up any room simply just by being. More than just aesthetically pleasing flowers, calendula, in particular, are also a fantastic alternative to some of your store-bought beauty products, and is considered the newest trend in natural remedies.
What is Calendula?
Calendula, also known as a Marigold, is a plant that is native to Asia and the northern Mediterranean countries. The Egyptians considered it to have rejuvenating properties, and in the Hindu world, it is used as a colorant in food, fabrics, and cosmetics. Calendula is also used to heal cuts, burns, rashes, bites, and sunburns.
Calendula for Beauty
Using natural, organic products is critical in your overall health. When it comes to your beauty routine, you want to use products that don’t contain harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin, which is where calendula comes into play. It is an anti-inflammatory, which aids greatly in problematic skin, like acne, since it helps remove the bacteria and swelling. There are even more ways to incorporate calendula into your natural beauty regimen.
Calendula contains antioxidants, which fight free radicals, providing strength, protection and more damage to the skin. This process is fantastic for helping with the anti-aging process.
If crows feet are an issue for you, calendula is perfectly safe to apply around your eyes to help prevent and heal the skin. Since it is a natural moisturizer, it helps with dryness and splitting of the skin, so calendula oil can be used on all areas of the face and body to help sooth and repair it, giving your skin a healthy, natural glow.
If you have problems with thinning hair, calendula can help! When applied to a damaged scalp, it heals the hair follicles, bringing circulation back into them, producing healthy hair growth for a thicker and fuller
set of locks.
Calendula also helps with scars and varicose veins. It can heal and diminish the appearance of those unwanted imperfections, while soothing the skin. This can help make your skin look years younger, and who wouldn’t want that?