Turns out that tea offers way more than relaxation, hydration and warmth...
According to Jolene Hart, a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, by drinking the right teas you'll also be better equipped to defend against signs of skin ageing like loss of elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles!
It now makes sense why nutritionists and beauty gurus alike recommend drinking tea rather than coffee in the mornings. These are the top seven teas that Hart recommends for vanity:
Seven teas for clear, beautiful skin
#1: Chamomile tea
Thanks to its high concentration of the phytochemical quercetin, chamomile tea protects your skin from sun damage. Plus, it provides cramp relief during menstruation and promotes restful sleep
#2: Dandelion root tea
A gently diuretic brew, dandelion root tea supports your digestion
and liver function, which both play a major role in the health of your skin.
#3: Ginger tea
Ginger tea or an infusion of freshly grated ginger root doesn’t only stave off cold
and flu – it also works beauty magic as a potent anti-inflammatory for your skin and body.
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#4: Green tea
Improve hair loss
Encourage hair growth
Repair damaged hair
Even, prevent greying…
With the ability to block wrinkle formation and reverse UV damage thanks to its abundance of free radical-fighting catechins, it’s no doubt that green tea is one of the most powerful beauty teas you can drink.
What’s more, green tea is packed with vitamins C and E, which both have the ability to revive and restore dying skin cells!
#5: Rooibos tea
Also known as red tea, rooibos tea is full of antioxidants
including quercetin, the UVB-protectant pigment that’s anti-ageing
. If you suffer from allergies
, you’ll be happy to know that it’s a natural antihistamine, too!
#6: Tulsi tea
This tea helps your body handle stress
and balance hormones with its super-soothing, energising powers. Some tasty tulsi blends combine the herb with rose, jasmine and ginger.
#7: White tea
Full of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals
that prevent the breakdown of elastin and collagen, white tea directly enhances signs of skin ageing
To reap the beauty benefits of the seven teas listed above, you should drink them on the regular. Enjoy!
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