-by Jaima Mavity | 09/15/2016 |
Our skin is our largest organ, and it does its best to protect us, so why not do our best to try and protect it? There are lots of benefits to drinking herbal teas, and some of them are actually very beneficial for the thin layer covering our body. So, if you like tea and healthy skin, try drinking these 7 herbal teas!
- Hibiscus Tea
This plant is extremely beneficial for skin, and has been used by many beauty companies. It has often been called the Botox plant or flower because of its amazing ability to repair damaged, wrinkled skin. Something you should be aware of is that there are 232 species of hibiscus, and not all of them are used for teas. The hibiscus tea plant species has yellow flowers and a red center. Hibiscus tea has a tart, refreshing, cranberry taste. It is high in vitamin C and minerals that do wonders for your skin.
- Rosehips Tea
This calming tea is a great way to naturally strengthen your skin. Like hibiscus tea, it too is also very high in minerals and vitamin C. Rosehips tea has also been used to bring out swelling and inflammation of the skin. Some additional properties of rosehips tea are that it is antibacterial, anti-aging and antiviral.
- Red Bush Tea
Red Bush tea comes from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis grown in the western Cape Province. The tea contains alpha hydroxyl acid, vitamins, and minerals that are great for the skin. It is naturally caffeine free, which makes it a great bed-time tea. I prefer to drink this tea with a little coconut milk and honey, to calm down the bitterness a bit. A few drops of vanilla go really great with this tea as well.
- Stinging Nettle Tea
Although you may never want to touch a stinging nettle plant, you may want to get your hands on a cup of stinging nettle tea. This tea is great for reducing inflamed skin and minimizing many types of skin conditions. Although stinging nettle tea is found to be harmless, stinging nettle leaves must first be cooked or steamed to destroy the hairs on them because they contain a number of irritating chemicals. There are also many other various health benefits linked to this tea as well.
- Black Tea
Black tea is a popular, naturally caffeinated drink that is actually excellent for your skin. It is rich in vitamins B2, C and E as well as the minerals magnesium, potassium and zinc. On top of that, the tea contains some essential polyphenols and tannins. So if you’re a black tea drinker, keep on drinking it! Oh another neat fact—black tea helps soothe sunburn when applied directly to the skin.
- Green Tea
Green tea is another popular drink that is also very beneficial for skin. If you want healthy, glowing, toned skin, this is the drink for you! Poor skin has often been linked to having an unhealthy digestive system, and green tea is great for improving the digestive system. Not only has it been used to help prevent UV ray damage to skin, but it also makes for a cool, refreshing summer-time drink as well.
- Dandelion Tea
This nutty- tasting tea has often been used as a coffee replacement, because of its similar flavor to the caffeinated drink. Among many great health benefits, dandelion tea is really beneficial for skin. It contains vitamins A, C and E, as well as lot of healthy minerals for your skin. Dandelion tea is said to be rich in antioxidants, making it a great anti-ager for skin.
If having healthy skin sounds like your cup of tea, then go ahead try one of these herbal options. How wonderful to know that healthy skin is as easy as drinking your favorite tea!
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