Calendula (calendula officinalis), also known as marigold, is a flower that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. Not only does it make a beautiful addition to any garden, but it also has many benefits for the skin. It has been recognized by the World Health Organization for its properties, and is widely regarded as safe to use. Allergic reactions are rare, but always check with a doctor and/or spot test when using new products. You can find calendula in many different home natural skincare remedies and skin care ingredients lists. Here are 5 benefits to using the calendula flower in your skincare routine that you should know about.
It has anti-inflammatory properties
Calendula contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce swelling and redness in the skin. This makes it a great ingredient for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin or skin conditions like eczema or rosacea. It’s full of antioxidants, which fight against cell damaging free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and contribute to the aging process. The antioxidants in calendula by neutralizing free radicals and protecting the skin from damage and premature aging. That’s only one of the reasons it’s so widely used in natural skincare.
It can help heal wounds
Calendula has been used for centuries to help heal wounds. It has antimicrobial properties that can help prevent infections and speed up the healing process. You can use a calendula infused salve like our Moisturizing Salve or Send Salve on cuts, scrapes, and other minor wounds to help them heal faster. It has been shown that its use topically will increase blood flow to the affected area, which can help the body heal faster. It also reduce the appearance of scars over time. Its healing properties can help repair any damage to the skin including damage caused by the sun. Calendula extract also has antibacterial properties that can help prevent infection in the affected area.
It can help fight acne
A common cause of acne is an overgrowth of bacteria. Calendula has antimicrobial properties that can help fight acne-causing bacteria. Sebum is an oily substance that is produced by the skin's sebaceous glands, and when too much sebum is produced, it can clog pores and lead to acne. Calendula is able to regulate sebum production, helping to control the amount of oil that is produced by the skin. Our Golden Glow Skin Brightening Serum is infused with calendula, echinacea and other powerful herbs that can help keep your skin clear and blemish-free.
It can help moisturize dry skin
Calendula is a natural emollient, which means it can help moisturize and soothe dry, itchy skin. It's antioxidant rich, and helps protect the skin from free radical damage. Products made with the petals can help hydrate dry, flaky skin and leave it feeling soft and supple. If you suffer from dry, itchy skin, calendula may be just what you need. It's also gentle enough to use on babies and children, making it a great natural remedy for diaper rash. People with eczema, psoriasis, and other similar skin conditions can also really benefit from its use, as it can be a powerful tool to treat dry skin.
Products made with calendula infusions are an excellent moisturizer for the skin. Calendula oil is easily absorbed into the skin, which is why it's one of our favorite ingredients and used in our Golden Glow Serum, and salves.
Whether you're looking to soothe sunburned skin, fight acne, to reduce the appearance of scars, or help with treating eczema, calendula is a natural and effective ingredient that can help you achieve your goals. Its anti-inflammatory, wound healing, moisturizing, anti-aging, and soothing properties make it an excellent choice for those looking for natural skincare solutions. So why not try incorporating this wonderful flower into your skincare routine today? Your skin will thank you!