Five Herb Teas for Healthy Skin

Many herbal teas have beneficial qualities for the skin and are used in soap, bath teas, bath oils, bath salts, lotions, etc., Not only do they help when used externally in bath and beauty products, but herbal teas also have many skin benefits even when you drink them. Drinking tea has many benefits for your overall health and these teas contain antioxidants which fight free radicals which develop in the skin from exposure to UV rays, pollution, and toxins in our environment. Free radicals damage the skin causing dry skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of skin elasticity. Anti-oxidants fight and can even inhibit the damage caused by free radicals.

Some of these herbal teas also improve and aid digestion which helps the body get rid of toxins. Problematic digestion where toxins are not properly released may result in skin conditions like acne, excema, rosacea, and psoriasis.
Another skin benefit is that many herbal teas do not have caffeine, which is a diuretic. Diuretics make the body flush out excess water (you pee a lot) and can result in your body and skin losing moisture. Dry skin is usually a side effect of diuretics.

Chamomile:Chamomile is rich in anti-oxidants, it has anti inflammatory properties and it also very helpful for digestion problems. Chamomile contains no caffeine.

Ginger:– Ginger tea is very good for digestion and helps the body get rid of toxins, it also has anti-oxidants and contains no caffeine.

Green Tea: Green tea is very rich in strong anti-oxidants called polyphenols. It also has anti inflammatory properties as well. Green tea does contain caffeine but not as much as coffee.

Mint: In addition to containing anti-oxidants, mint tea is very beneficial to digestion and ridding the body of toxins. It also has anti microbial and antiseptic properties. Mint contains no caffeine.

Rosehips: Rosehip tea is rich not only in anti-oxidants but also in vitamin C which strengthens the immune system. Rosehip tea also contains vitamin A and Vitamin E which are also helpful to the immune system and the skin. Rosehips contain no caffeine.

* Please be aware that just because something is natural it doesn’t mean someone may not be allergic to it or that it will not cause side effects.  None of this information is meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care by your physician.

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