Most of us know that taking good care of ourselves inside manifests in a more beautiful outside. A healthy diet, lots of hydration, and exercise are all things we can do to maintain good health, and in turn, great skin. In that same vein, one of the best beauty secret-weapons we’ve got is drinking plenty of tea.
Of course, drinking tea to boost skin health isn’t exactly new. Ayurvedic practices, as well as traditional Far-East Asian Cultures, particularly the Chinese, have been using teas with specific ingredients for centuries to boost physiological advantages that promote beautiful skin.
Tea can be used topically as well as internally- but the benefits of drinking tea reach far beyond just a pretty face. Teas can detox, soothe the digestive system, and all are excellent sources for hydration.
Here are a few of our faves, and why they are so great for healthy skin:
- Chamomile Tea- Chamomile is an excellent tea for those with acne flareups, acne scars, psoriasis, and eczema due to it’s antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. It also contains generous levels of antioxidants that help protect skin from free radical damage.
- Green Tea- Green tea has got a remedy for pretty much any and everything skin related. Like chamomile, it’s high in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It protects skin from free radical damage, acne flareups, helps reduce wrinkles- and if that wasn’t enough, it contains polyphenols. These micronutrients act as prebiotics (one of our favorite secret weapons for great skin) to support healthy bacteria in the gut, manifesting in glowing skin.
- Spearmint tea- The menthol which gives spearmint its, well, minty-ness helps control oil production. This, paired with the fact that spearmint tea helps regulate hormones, makes it an excellent addition to an acne-treating skincare regimen.
- Rosehip Tea- Rosehip tea is excellent for cell regeneration and collagen production because it supplies generous amounts of vitamin A and antioxidants like polyphenols, carotenoids, and lycopene, among others. All of these properties help diminish fine lines and wrinkles as well as stimulate circulation to help skin look younger longer.
- Matcha Tea- A good source of chlorophyll, matcha tea is a great sun-damage protector, as well as a pore de-clogger. It’s also high in vitamin K, which is excellent for stimulating blood circulation. Healthy circulation reduces inflammation and irritation in the skin, leaving a brighter, more even-toned complexion.
At LaFlore® , we’re all about beauty rituals. They help us stay grounded, mindful, and appreciate our own personal brand of gorgeous. Incorporating tea into your daily diet will support all of the benefits of a beauty ritual- and it’ll make you feel great on the inside, too.