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Do You Need To Add A Cup Of Tea To Your Beauty Routine?
As the weather begins to cool down, the drinks begin to heat up. (Pumpkin spice latte, anyone?) And on a cloudy, cold day, there isn’t anything quite like a cup of beauty tea. But what if that cup of tea could actually help improve your skin? Many new teas on the market are toting “beauty benefits” as their main selling point. But is it true?
One thing science has shown us for sure is that what we put into our body eventually shows up on the outside. From this perspective, there are definitely beauty benefits to incorporating certain teas into your diet. So when reaching for your next cup of tea, here are some types to consider for better beauty and health.
Cucumber Mint Tea
Not only is this mixture crisp and refreshing, it helps you stay cool, calm and collected. And it has the added benefit of collagen-boosting antioxidants!
Hibiscus Flower Red Tea
This tea’s ingredients fight against free radicals, pollutants and other aging factors. Look for a caffeine-free version and drink it before bed.
Boasting the highest levels of the powerful antioxidants called polyphenols, green tea is one of the best weapons against environmental toxins, pollutions, stress, sun exposure, and the good old natural aging process.
Licorice Root Tea
Sweet tasting with soothing benefits, licorice tea is known to keep skin moisturized and hydrated from within. Licorice is an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic that helps reduce inflammation, redness and paves the way for faster healing.
Packed with antioxidants and minerals, this tea has been toted for everything from its ability to fight cancer, depression and asthma, to promoting healthier skin. Rooibos tea is rich with enzyme superoxide dismutase, which helps the production of healthy skin cells.
Refreshing and yummy, rosehip tea is also a wonderful source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that is vital for a healthy immune system. Rosehips are also antibacterial and anti-viral.
For the best results, steep tea overnight by combining boiling water and herbs in a large mason jar. Let sit overnight and then refrigerate the next morning.