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4 Antioxidant-Rich Teas to Drink for Glowing, Healthy Skin

April 11, 2018 By

I absolutely love tea because it’s such a versatile drink — it can be caffeinated, decaf, fruity, sweet, or even herbal.

But the thing I love most of all are the beauty benefits that come with drinking tea.

 

Not only are teas hydrating, they’re also packed with skin-boosting antioxidants and vitamins that can help address many skin issues.

So I wanted to share my top 3 favorite “skin care” teas with you.

For anti-aging benefits: Rooibos Tea

 

Rooibos tea is decaffeinated, so it’s great at the end of the day when you want to wind down.

On top of that, rooibos tea has high levels of antioxidants that help your skin looking its best.

And the zinc in the tea helps to prevent hormonal imbalances that can cause acne.

 

For reducing inflammation: Green Tea

 

Cinnamon tea

I’m sure you’ve heard of the benefits of green tea before, but I want to mention it because of its versatility.

Green tea is a wonderful way to get a dose of antioxidants, but it’s also very effective as a natural, topical skin treatment.

Try this — steep a couple of green tea bags in near-boiling water, save them (let them cool!) and then lay them over your eyes for about five minutes to reduce puffiness.

Then, envision your skin getting even healthier as you sip your tea.

Green tea also has high levels of ECGC, an antioxidant that can help protect against sun damage caused by UV rays.

 

For glowing skin: Hibiscus Tea

 

hibiscus tea in glass cup and teapot

Hibiscus tea is high in vitamin C, and also contains concentrations of vitamins A, B1, B2, zinc, and iron.

All those vitamins combine to help give you a radiant, glowing complexion from the inside out!

For improved circulation: Cinnamon Elixir

 

Cinnamon tea

Now I know for some of you tea might not be as appealing as your morning latte…

So I’ve come up with a way to give yourself a little bit of extra flavor in your morning cup, and pack on even more skin benefits!

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

  • Cinnamon sticks

  • Hot water

  • Tea of your choice

 

All you do is steep the cinnamon in hot water for about 10 minutes. (Tip: you can make this ahead of time and steep the cinnamon even longer for more flavor)

Then, use your cinnamon-infused water to brew a tea of your choice. It will add a lovely, warm, spicy flavor to your tea that I find irresistible.

On top of that, cinnamon has potent anti-aging properties. The spice is bursting with antioxidants, and it promotes blood circulation, which are both essential for keeping up a youthful appearance.

So the next time you’re looking for a little change in your routine, why not try one of these teas?

You might find a new favorite!

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