Tea for glowing, healthy skin
We believe that everything stems from within. Glowing skin is no exception, everything you put inside your body will reflect on your outer being.
I personally love to drink tea when I'm working, first thing in the morning and right before I go to sleep to soothe my mind, body and soul. Whenever you prefer & desire is the right time to drink tea. Some of these teas you can either buy already prepackaged, or buy loose tea. I like to buy both for the convenience of the prepackaged teas, however I always ensure it's from a fresh and trusted brand because you want your herbs pure. I do love mixing my herbs myself so that I can decide what exactly I want in my body and how much of it. I do whatever I feel most comfortable doing in the moment as time allows it. I recommend an tea straining mug set so that it can seep in the hot water as you wait directly into your mug, you can also get single tea strainer spoons like these, or a tea kettle that you can simply reheat the tea throughout the day and have a larger amount.
Herbs are gold for your skin - as you can tell from our products. Taking these internally will do just as much justice for your skin as it will applying them topically. Teas are a form of detox after all, getting out toxins from your skin will leave you with a healthy complexion. You'll feel good from the inside out. Essentially that's what matters most, how you feel from within
Below are a list of *some* of the amazing teas you can drink to benefit both the health of your body & your skin
It contains high levels of antioxidants, zinc and alpha hydroxy acids which give it the ability to prevent and reverse fat loss under the skin. This herb contains enzymes that provide an effective environment against harmful free radicals. Its high concentration of zinc can correct hormonal imbalance that can trigger acne
Did you know that white tea is the purest form of tea you can drink? It has the highest level antioxidants found in a tea because it is the least processed. White tea prevents against premature aging as well as collagen + skin elasticity break down. It can also help reduce inflammation & redness caused by eczema!
This is a popular one. Not only is it known to give you energy so I do recommend drinking this one in the morning - it has so many amazing benefits. Green tea helps reduce inflammation, prevents cell damage & internally protects against sun damage caused by UV radiation. It also contains ECGC which is a super potent antioxidant that is known to reactivate dying skin cells.
The same way that chamomile can calm your mind and body, it can do so for your skin as well. Calming your mind in the way that it does allows your skin to naturally heal. Stress is never a good factor for your skins health. Chamomile contains inflammatory flavonoids and coumarin which help prevent and reduce inflammatory acne. It has antispasmodic, anxiolytic, antibacterial, and anti mutagenic effects. Chamomile can help relieve skin irritations such as rosacea, eczema and dry skin. Tip: When dealing with an active breakout, you feel one coming up, or you're dealing with an annoying under the skin pimple - use your chamomile tea bag & apply it directly on top of the pimple. It will help bring it to the surface and eliminate it!
Hibiscus is high in vitamin C, and is a good source of vitamins A, B2, B1, zing and iron. It helps reduce reduce oxidative skin damage, and is packed with antioxidants. The natural acids found in in Hibiscus purify your skin by breaking down dead skin & increasing cell turnover. Hibiscus actively prevents premature aging as it lifts + firms your skin. It also helps even your skin tone, fighting against discoloration and hyperpigmentation. Drink up!
Ginseng is amazing for your overall health, so it's no surprise that the benefits reach your skin as well. It can help strengthen your immune system. This herb is great for rehydrating and refining your skin. It helps to regenerate skin cells by increasing oxygen, improving blood circulation, and detoxifying the blood. All which aid in the glow of your skin. Ginseng helps promote collagen production, which we all know is essential to youthful skin. It is rich in antioxidants + three different types of Vitamin B, plus saponins and minerals.
Reishi translates to “spiritual potency" - this is known as the herb of immortality in traditional Chinese medicine. Mushrooms overall are crazy good for you, so you really can't go wrong with this one. When intaking this tea, it helps strengthen your bodies natural immune system which in turn helps to reduce skin sensitivity, fight inflammation + address imbalance. It is deeply hydrating and detoxifying. I truly believe detoxing your skin is essential for its health, you want all those impurities and build ups gone. Reishi mushroom tea embraces its powerful antioxidant powers to fight off wrinkles.
Burdock root is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, which are both essential to your skins health. It is great for blood circulation, which promotes cell turnover, collagen production + even skin tone. It is known for its anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to detox your liver & aid in digestion. This brings us back to the idea that we want everything moving through our body smoothly and efficiently to promote a proper detox. This root feeds your good gut bacteria, a healthy gut translates to healthy skin
“Roots in Chinese medicine [like burdock] are believed to nourish and heal at the deepest levels because they come from the soil,” - Chinese medicine expert and herbalist Tsao-Lin Moy, LAc
Oolong tea has been known to ease skin discoloration, improve texture by getting rid of impurities from within, and fight free radicals. The anti-allergenic antioxidants in oolong tea can give long-term benefits to those dealing with eczema. Oolong tea is packed with vitamin C + E. Did you know it can also benefit your cognitive function on top of leaving you with healthy skin!?
The powerful antioxidants and polyphenols in jasmine tea help slow down the aging process by eliminating free radicals. These polyphenols also work to even out skin pigmentation and minimize fine lines. It also contains anti-microbial properties, it is beneficial for soaking up excess oil and balancing your skins pH level.
I absolutely love red raspberry leaf! It is great for hormonal imbalance, which can in turn help with hormonal acne breakouts. The tannins in red raspberry leaves may help stimulate skin regeneration, as well as tighten the surface of the skin. Raspberry leaf will calm irritated + inflamed skin. The tea leaves are naturally high in magnesium, potassium, iron, and vitamin B.
Hope you enjoy your tea!
Remember to please do your own research for what works well and aligns with your body and your needs. There are so many different teas that will help your skin from the inside out, these are simply a few. If you enjoyed this list let me know your feedback, I'd love to inspire your daily tea time with more beneficial information! I hope that this helped, and I truly hope you enjoy these teas as they each have their own powerful components that make them amazing & unique.