As the cooler months slip in, hot teas are becoming a favorite refreshing beverage. Tea seems to be much more soothing than coffee, and it does, of course, have less caffeine. You drink certain teas to help alleviate chest congestion and sore throats.
However, these six teas are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and other minerals that work wonders for your skin as well.
One of the best ways to remove impurities from your body is to detox. Once this happens, many people notice an immediate improvement and clarity in their skin.
You may only be used to picking this little flower as a kid, but dandelion’s works excellent as a detox agent.
Dandelion tea is considered an herbal tea, which are naturally caffeine free. They have plenty of powerful antioxidants, which not only beautifies your skin, but enhances your immune system.
Dandelion tea also is fortified with potassium, which is excellent for hydrating your skin and keeping it moisturized. For these reasons, dandelion tea is recommended for acne, psoriasis, and eczema sufferers.
Peppermint tea also soothes irritated skin.
Chamomile tea has more beneficial properties than just helping you to relax. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties, helping reduce dry skin.
Chamomile also aids in proper digestion. Without proper digestion, your skin can become inflamed and irritated. Place a Chamomile tea bag over your eyes to relieve dark puffy circles and soothe the eyes.
Rooibos isn’t a tea most are familiar with. However, some coffee shops do serve it up. Also known as red tea, this is a very popular tea used in South Africa to treat rashes, eczema, and sunburn.
It’s packed with antioxidants, zinc, copper, iron, and vitamin D. It also contains an enzyme, superoxide dismutase, which is believed to be a powerful anti-aging substance. Rooibos is hypoallergenic, making it perfect for all skin types.
You’re probably familiar with black and green teas, but their cousin, white tea is emerging with astounding health benefits. Black, green, and white teas come from the plant, Camellia Sinensis. Each tea is picked at a different stage.
White teas are picked very early and processed the least, so it retains high amounts of its health promoting antioxidants that black and green teas have. It also retains a large amount of catechins that help stabilize free radicals in your skin.
Jasmine is a sweet tea that many enjoy. However, it has plenty of antibacterial and antiviral properties. It’s great at preventing skin outbreaks, such as eczema.
Jasmine tea helps reduce the oil production in our glands, minimizing acne breakouts as well. You can also indulge in a bit of Jasmine tea to reduce anxiety. And of course, less stress equals fewer wrinkles!
So try your hand at these flavorful teas. They are easy to make at home using tea leaves or you can purchase a set such as this Tea Forte Tea Chest Collection.
If you are not sure which type of tea would be best for you, here’s an additional video that talks about the different types of tea and what it can do.