The use of calendula for skin care ranges from beauty to first aid applications. Calendula is used in many products from lip balms, tinctures, wound washes and oils. Generally, the flowers are recommended for use, though research has shown medicinal properties in the leaves as well.
Calendula is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Its name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month or with every new moon. You may know calendula by it’s other common name, “pot marigold.” The term “marigold” refers to the Virgin Mary, and the flowers are used to honor her during Catholic events. Calendula has historically been used as a food, adding flavor to cereals, rice, and soups. The petals can be added to salads for their brilliant color. Throughout history calendula has been used to treat, fevers, cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns, as well as minor infections of the skin.
Calendula Skin Care
Calendula is safe for children, it is wonderfully gentle and powerful. When dealing with a skin issue, calendula is one of the superstars. Calendula is an emollient and can help to moisturize dry skin. It also contains carotenoids which nourish the skin. It has antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties, making it useful for salves and balms for cuts, wounds or for healing piercings. Any other lacerations, bedsores, irritated rashes or eczema can benefit from using calendula.
- Protective: Calendula is a great addition to your anti-aging regime, as it helps to keep the skin healthy and youthful looking. Researcher has shown this is because of the abundant antioxidants in calendula that have a natural protective property.
- Anti-aging: Calendula flowers, as you may be able to tell from the color, also contain carotenoids, which are key in helping your skin look more youthful. These protect from environmental stressors, and can help soothe. Carotenoids naturally exist in the outer layer of skin, so calendula-rich formulas, may help improve your skin’s appearance.
- Moisturizing: Calendula is gentle and hydrating, it’s great for dry and sensitive skin. It can even be used under the eyes to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, and on baby’s skin to help soothe dry, and occasional red patches.
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