Herbal teas have many health benefits. Not only can herbal tea help cure many health conditions. Medicinal teas can also prevent health problems starting.
From the inside to outside tea is a great beverage to drink. Tea can lower your cholesterol levels and even help you sleep better. But did you know herbal tea can also improve your skin.
There are so many teas to choose and each tea works in different ways. These teas can improve the look and feel of your skin. You can simple drink the herbal tea or even use it on your skin directly.
Furthermore the extracts from the herbs can also show benefits for your skin. Today I will show you the 10 best of these teas for helping your skin.
The 10 Best Herbal Tea for Skin
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Your skin is the largest organ of your body so to have healthy skin you need a health (inside) body. When your fit and healthy on the inside it will make it’s self show on the outside (skin). One obvious and important ingredient of tea is WATER. This is also one of the most crucial parts of healthy beautiful skin.
Cultures around the world have been drinking herbal teas for their beauty benefits for thousands of years. Cleopatra didn’t just bath in milk, in ancient Egypt, chamomile was well known for it’s skin benefits. Below you will discover 10 great teas to help your skin and we start with chamomile.
1. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is famous for helping you sleep well. This is just what your skin needs. When you don’t have a good nights sleep look in the mirror. What do you see? puffy cheeks, dark circles under your eyes. The effects of not sleeping are clear to see. Therefore for great skin you need great sleep and drinking chamomile tea before bed can help.
That’s not the only way you can use this tea. If you do find yourself with puffiness and/or dark circles. Then try putting a chamomile tea bag on the offending skin. Another interesting benefit of chamomile is a compound called quercetin(1). This helps protect the skin from harmful sun damage. Not only that this tea tastes great to, Enjoy.
2. Green Tea
If there was a super-herbal tea that could cure almost anything it would be called ” Green Tea “. Wait there is a herbal tea with amazing healthy benefits and YES it’s green tea. This super herbal tea is full of a compound called catechin, EGCG.
Catechins in green tea help in the fight against free-radicals(2). These free-radicals contribute to the ageing process of the skin. In simple terms they can if left unchecked speed-up skin ageing. So anything that can stop them in there tracks is welcome.
Green tea will help revive your tired skin and boost your immune system.
3. Rooibos Tea
Rooibos tea or Red Bush tea has been drunk in South Africa for thousands of years. The reasons for this is clear because this tea like green tea fights against the free radical ageing process. The flavonoids and a compound “superoxide dismutase(3)”.
Helps slow the spread of fine lines which can lead to wrinkles. Furthermore the flavonoids are also thought to kill pathogens responsible for eczema and acne. So this red tea should help with out-breaks of acne and eczema. It also tastes great.
4. Jasmine Tea
Beautiful Jasmine tea not only does it smell divine. It’s also packed with antibacterial and antiviral properties. Thus it will boost your immune system and even reduce the signs of ageing. This tea has the ability to reduce oily skin and help equalise hormones. This in turn can help conditions like acne and eczema.
5. Dandelion Tea
Dandelion maybe a weed no one likes in there garden. But this herb has great medicinal properties and the best way to discover it’s benefits is with herbal tea. Dandelion herbal tea is a antioxidant immune boosting powerhouse.
The antioxidant compounds in this tea will keep your skin looking fresh and young. Another interesting benefit of this tea is it aids digestion which in turn can also improve the skin’s appearance.
6. Ginger Tea
Ginger is another super-herb with many beneficial properties. Not only does it prevent colds and flu with it’s anti-inflammatory compounds. It also aids the digestive system and if your feeling good on the inside it will show on the outside. YES it may sound strange but your whole body system can affect how your skin appears. Remember your skin is the bodies biggest organ. If your healthy inside it will help your skin. So will a cup of ginger herbal tea.
7. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint is a ingredient in many over the counter indigestion remedies. So just like ginger tea this tea will help the digestive system and you know that’s good for the skin. Further the menthol in peppermint is known to help people with oily skin. It does this by slowing down the oil’s production.
Also if you suffer from out-breaks of acne because of your hormones. Then peppermint can boost your estrogen which can help with some hormone problems. Peppermint tea is also one of my favourite herbal teas it tastes great.
8. Oolong Tea
Oolong tea has a 1,000 year old history as a traditional tea from China(4. You don’t get to be this old without having loads of health benefits. This tea has double your health benefits because it has green and black tea properties. These also contributes to the unique taste.
This teas main benefit for the skin is it’s antioxidant abilities. Which will help your skin’s natural colour and even reduce dark spots.
9. Matcha Tea
Japanese women always seem to have such a clear complexion. Maybe it’s because they drink Matcha tea after all this tea originates from Japan. This could be the Japanese secret to beauty.
This green coloured tea is bursting with healthy nutrients. It’s main health ingredients include: Antioxidants, Natural antibiotics, catechins, chlorophyll(5). All these compounds can help detox your skin and even clear bacterial infections. This tea is so good for your skin that now you can get it in powered form. That’s used in creams, lotions and now face masks.
10. Kombucha Tea
I saved the best for last, because like green tea Kombucha is a super-healthy tea. I’ve wrote about the full health benefits of Kombucha tea before since this tea is over flowing with benefits. However no top 10 teas for skin would be complete without discussing this amazing tea.
This fermented black tea is full of antioxidant properties that, as we know, can help reduce fine lines. But unlike the other herbal teas Kombucha has probiotics. Which improve digestion and can help the skins elasticity, hence tighten the skin.
Herbal tea alone can’t improve your skin you also need to have a healthy lifestyle. But herbal tea helps uplift your health and hydrates your body and is a great addition to your daily health. Whatever your skin care regimen herbal tea can boost it. So enjoy your herb tea and the health benefits it provides.