Is your skin looking dull and lifeless? Are you slathering on the latest and greatest skin creams, but seeing no improvement? Chances are it’s an inside job! Your skin reflects the subtlest internal disharmonies. Nourish your inner health with healing teas, and your skin will glow from the inside out.
Get an Overall Glow with Chai
Hot or iced, chai tea satisfies your taste buds and stimulates your senses with a poignant aroma of cinnamon, clove and cardamom. An overall healing tonic for the immune and digestive systems, chai tea has been used in India for centuries as a relaxing and restorative beverage. This exotic black tea is infused with antioxidant rich spices—cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, clove and black pepper. Chai tea gets your circulation pumping, boosting blood flow to the skin for a rosy glow. Certain brands of chai also contain fennel, which is loaded with skin-saving vitamin C.
Rock the Vitamin C with Rosehips
Dried rosehips are one of the best plant sources of vitamins C, A and E. Sip a tea made up of six grams of dried rosehips and you’re getting the same amount of vitamin C as a cup of orange juice—minus all the sugar! Vitamin C activates the production of collagen, a protein that is responsible for skin firmness and elasticity.
Soothe Skin with Chamomile
If you suffer from dry skin, eczema or psoriasis your skin could use some anti-inflammatory help. Chamomile tea is a natural anti-inflammatory that enhances digestion (an ill-functioning digestive system is the cause of many skin irritations). If you aren’t a fan of the flavor, apply chamomile topically as a toner to skin.
Protect Against Free Radicals with Rooibos
Scavenging free radicals accelerate aging and disease. Red tea, aka rooibos tea, is packed with antioxidants that neutralize free radicals before they cause unsightly fine lines and wrinkles. Grown in the Cederberg Mountain Range of South Africa, rooibos is caffeine-free and anti-inflammatory.
Eliminate Toxins with Burdock Root
Burdock root tea eliminates impurities from the skin by purifying the blood and flushing toxins from the liver. When the liver is bombarded with toxins, skin conditions—from acne to rashes—arise. Burdock root tea can significantly improve liver function and transform the condition of your skin.
Clear Acne with Nettle
Stinging nettle tea contains magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin B-complex and amino acids, as well as ten times more vitamin C than an apple and five times more beta-carotene than a carrot! Nettle tea helps rid the body of toxins and clear the skin of acne. It is also used both topically and internally to increase the shine and thickness of hair.
Guard Against the Sun with Green Tea
Green tea leaves are steamed and dried, and therefore fresher and more potent than those of black and oolang teas. Green tea possesses anti-cancer, antibacterial and antiviral properties. In fact, the primary catechin in green tea has been proven effective against skin inflammation and harmful UV rays.
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