10 Beauty teas for healthy skin and hair

Herbal teas are growing in popularity for their beauty benefits. Both ancient Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine have brewed herbs to treat pain, cold, cough, fever, and other ailments for centuries. However, modern science has given herbal tea a makeover. From brands to experts, everyone is raving about the beautifying properties of teas that can transform your skin from the inside out, and we cannot agree more.

Beauty teas are botanicals – leaves, roots, flowers – that contain loads of water-soluble compounds that do wonders to your skin, hair, and overall health. Beauty teas are one of the easiest ways to incorporate antioxidants and essential micronutrients into your diet alongside nutritionally dense food choices. Ahead, 10 most effective beauty teas that really work on your skin and hair.

To Protect From Sun Damage And Pollution – GREEN TEA

Green teas are rich in antioxidants and fight against free radicals and DNA damage to the skin. You get these benefits when applied topically and when ingested. The specific antioxidants in green tea — polyphenols — do more than just fight free radicals, though. Polyphenols are micronutrients that also act as prebiotics, which supports healthy gut bacteria, which ultimately supports clear and glowing skin,

To Keep You Hydrated From The Inside Out – CALENDULA TEA

Calendula, also known as the marigold flower, has antiseptic properties, which help treat wounds and prevent acne. As a skin conditioner, calendula extract stimulates collagen production and also reduces the occurrence of dry skin.

To Age Gracefully – ROSE TEA

Rose is a beautiful ‘natural retinol’ when used topically, but there are also major benefits to drinking roses. Roses feed your body with vitamin A and antioxidants to help with graceful aging.

To Treat Hormonal Acne – SPEARMINT TEA

Drinking spearmint tea regularly can affect your hormones, specifically testosterone. Studies have shown that spearmint has an anti-androgenic effect on the female endocrine system. This can effectively alleviate certain skin issues caused by hormonal imbalances — including hirsutism, which is the growth of dark, coarse hair on the face, chest, and abdomen; and hormonal acne.

To Fight Wrinkles And Dullness – HIBISCUS TEA

Hibiscus tea is not only a great source of vitamin A, B1, B2, C, zinc, and iron; but it has omega-3 fatty acids and natural alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) that are absolutely essential for maintaining that healthy, glowy skin we all want. Hibiscus is also known for its exceptional antioxidant properties that give us the skin elasticity, eliminate signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines, and provide free radical protection we need for optimal skin health.

To Boost Circulation – MATCHA TEA

From a scientific perspective, matcha contains many of the same skin-benefiting properties as green tea, but at much higher levels. High vitamin K in matcha helps to promote wound healing and better blood circulation in the skin, which helps reduce inflammation, swelling, puffiness, and dark circles under the eyes. Matcha also contains a lot of chlorophyll, which is rich in vitamins and minerals that can protect our skin from sun damage and reduce photo-aging, acne, and clogged pores.

To Promote Collagen Synthesis – HORSETAIL TEA

Horsetail tea has a lot of silica in it, which helps to produce collagen in the skin. When the tea is ingested, it can increase the production of collagen, which makes our skin look more youthful. Silica is also great for healthy hair and nails.

To Support Gut Health – DANDELION TEA

Dandelion is a bitter herb and as such, it helps to encourage bile flow. Bile is super important to estrogen detox and liver support and helps move toxins through your digestive system. Basically, more bile flow equals better digestion equals happier skin.

For Chronic Skin Conditions – CHAMOMILE TEA

Chamomile tea is known for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties. It makes it great for wound healing as well as overall skin healing. It helps improve skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne scars, minor breakouts, and pigmentation. Also known for its high levels of antioxidants, chamomile is another tea that can help protect the skin from free radical damage, while also accelerating tissue and cell regeneration.

For Bright And Glowing Skin – LICORICE ROOT TEA

Licorice root tea can help with collagen production and skin elasticity, with amino acids that help hydrate and moisturize the skin. Glycyrrhizin, glabridin, and liquiritin, the three active compounds found in licorice root, all yield strong anti-inflammatory properties that help with everything from eczema to hyperpigmentation. This is also a great tea to have before or after you’ve been in the sun.

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