Terrific Teas to Save Your Skin
Many of us are avid tea-drinkers- some drink it to relax, some drink it to wake up, and some drink it simply for the taste and appreciation. But we don’t always realize what the herbs and ingredients some teas can be made with can do for your skin, health, and beauty!
Chamomile is a popular tea often drank when getting ready for bed, or trying to destress. Some of its active ingredients such as flavonoids and coumarin also work to prevent and get rid of acne and lesions similar to it!
Many herbal teas are also made with hibiscus. These teas will usually be fruity and refreshing, but the hibiscus in them is very high in many different vitamins such as Vitamin C, zinc, iron, and even more. The alpha-hydroxy acids and omega-3 fatty acids in hibiscus perform wonders for healthy skin, hair, and nails, and make hibiscus notorious for giving you an extra healthy glow!
That “weed” that is taking up your garden space and yard (I’m talking about dandelions!!) is also amazing in herbal tea form! To some it may be surprising, but dandelion is a deliciously calming and refreshing tea ingredient. Its antioxidants fight signs of aging, and its other minerals and ingredients remove bacteria wonderfully.
On a broader spectrum, green teas collectively have a large amount of benefits for the skin. Green is the tea type that has the highest polyphenol content, which flushes the skin, getting rid of any toxins and treating any acne or symptoms from it. The antioxidants in green tea work to fight signs of aging or any skin damage.
Take some time this weekend to relax with a movie, or even by laying around outside in the lovely weather, but don’t forget your cup of tea (and to look into all the wonderful things it’s doing for your skin and health!!).