Sip Your Way to Better Skin

The Best Teas for a Clearer Complexion

 

A cup of tea each day can give us huge health benefits. Tea helps lower levels of bad cholesterol in the body and also lowers risks of developing heart disease. Some variations of tea can also help with sleep and digestive problems.

Tea does not only help with our inner health, it also works well in making our skin look glowing and healthy. There are a lot of teas you can choose from and each has its own unique benefits that make skin look beautiful. You never know, your favorite tea may be on this list and is the one responsible for your healthy glow every day.

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  • Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is great in making us sleep well each night. When we are well rested, it shows in our skin. Our skin looks better when we get enough sleep and in the same way, sleep deprivation makes us look stressed and haggard.

If you’ve been having skin problems because of lack of sleep, brew some chamomile tea and enjoy it before going to bed at night. Rest assured, your skin will definitely improve the next morning.

 

  • Green tea

Green tea, one of the most popular tea variants drank all over the world, contains sun protection properties. It helps fight the sun’s destructive rays and helps keep the skin cancer and age-spot free.

EGCG, catechins that fight free radicals are also present in green tea. These catechins are responsible for the prevention of wrinkles and other skin damages. EGCG is so powerful that it has shown properties of being able to revive dying skin cells.

 

  • Jasmine tea

Lovely smelling jasmine tea contains antibacterial and antiviral properties that keep our body and our skin healthy. Regular consumption of jasmine tea is shown to prevent the signs of aging in the skin.

Moreover, jasmine tea also has the ability to cure specific skin problems like acne and eczema.

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  • Red Bush Tea

Most popularly known as Rooibos, Red Bush Tea has been used in the past for the treatment of skin issues. The flavonoids present in rooibos can keep acne and eczema at bay.

This tea, in addition, contains superoxide dismutase, a skin-aging fighter that neutralizes free radicals in the body and works to slow down the formation of fine lines in the skin.

 

  • Ginger tea

Ginger tea is a potent cure for digestive problems. Little do we know, when something is off in our digestive system, the skin suffers as well. Digestive issues can lead to the emergence of skin conditions like acne and oily skin.

Ginger tea is also an excellent combatant for colds- an illness that can affect our outward appearance.

 

  • Peppermint tea

The menthol present in peppermint tea not only works in curing an upset stomach, but also regulates the production of oil in the skin.

Peppermint tea also helps in maintaining the glow of your skin by getting rid of dead skin cells by way of cell turnover.

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