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Monday, August 17, 2015

10 Natural Teas For Great Skin

10 Natural Teas For Great Skin

Typical breakfast tea and coffee do nothing for me; my body can not handle the caffeine and simply put I don't like the taste of either. I do however enjoy a cup of natural and herbal tea, so much so that I have a kitchen cupboard full of various flavours to enjoy. Forget detoxing teas, that are more often than not glorified laxatives and curl up with a cup of naturally flavoured tea - your digestive system, skin and general health will thank you more in the long run.

For an upset stomach, a cup of Chamomile tea will help soothe and in some instances ease pain. Chamomile tea can also ease menstrual cramps and as an added bonus settle nerves (in the worrying/nervous sense). Chamomile Tea is also an anti-inflammatory, it can be applied topically to the skin to calm rashes and general irritation.

Another tea you may want to apply topically is Rooibos or red tea, it can help to cool, calm and soothe skin conditions such as eczema, general skin rashes, insect bites and sunburn.
Peppermint tea will also help to settle an upset stomach, it may also help reduce headaches, as well as being a great natural stress reliever and reduce a sluggish digestive system.

10 Natural Teas For Great Skin

Cinnamon Tea is loaded with natural antioxidants which may help product the skin from environmental damage. It has also been noted to ease tension headaches, freshen the breath, aid circulation and increase the memory - a great, natural study aid if ever there was one. Rather bizarrely if applied topically Cinnamon Tea can heal cuts and reduce the redness within blemishes.

Other free radical fighting teas include: Dandelion and Green Tea - both will help protect and repair your skin from aggressors such as pollution and if research is anything to go by, stress.

If like myself you experience motion sickness, you may want to pack a few Ginger tea bags the next time you travel as it gently eases nausea. Ginger Tea can also reduce heartburn symptoms and strengthen the immune system, to ward of the common cold. To help boost natural hair growth, you can make a pot of ginger tea, leave to cool and apply to the scalp for a few minutes before rinsing clean.

Lemon tea is my morning tea of choice; it is so refreshing and can help to combat blemish prone skin as well as naturally detoxing and levelling out our pH balance (without any adverse effects). You may want to stock up on Lemon tea come the Winter season when sore throats are common, it soothes and offers a natural form of pain relief, especially if combined with a spoonful of honey.

10 Natural Teas For Great Skin

We all know that Lavender is a natural remedy for relaxation; if like myself a mug of Lavender tea sounds less than appealing, you have two options: Chamomile or Passionflower. The latter helps to soothe irritability (both of the mind and body), ease nausea, lower blood pressure and of course relax the body - making it the perfect tea to couple with a good book and a comfy pair of pyjamas.

For those like myself who suffer from acne, a mug of Burdock Root tea may help combat skin inflammation. Burdock tea contains anti-fungal and antibiotic properties that may help reduce skin inflaming bacteria, which we all know can lead to blemishes.

Time to ditch that large latte and sip on something a little more skin saving, wouldn't you agree?

For those wondering I tend to purchase my herbal teas from Tea Pigs, Clipper Teas or Twinings (nothing too fancy or extravagant) - most of which I do just grab from the Supermarket, when doing the weekly food shop. I'm just so glamorous.

Now excuse me while I pop the kettle on...












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25 comments:

  1. I need to try some of these, my skin has been bad lately
    xo
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  2. I find posts like these so, so interesting! x

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  3. Good share, thank you for sharing.
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  4. I love herbal teas, my favourite at the moment is the popcorn green tea by teapigs (:
    Philippa - ByPhilippa

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  5. I'm more of a strong tea kind of girl, but once in a while I like to treat myself to something more soothing, especially at night. I love chamomile and teas that are not too flowery or fruity.

    Silvia Lace Nails

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  6. I love Camomile tea, Green tea is my ultimate favourite tea for good skin imo!

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  7. Green tea certainly helps me and my skin problems :) I tend to buy the bog standard cheap ones from aldi though so I think I'm going to invest in some more whole-leaf style bags :)

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  8. I have been drinking green tea for a while now. Not only does it give me more energy, but I have seen an improvement in my skin. I usually drink chamomile tea before bed just for the calmin effect and makes me much more relaxed and prepped for bedtime!

    Lovely post, Have a great day! ♥

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  9. chamomile is one of my favourite herbal teas - it has a lovely flavour and I love the added health benefits! x
    Elle - http://elleandherbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I am such a massive tea drinker but have never really thought about it helping my skin. I definitely need to try a few of these as they sound delicious and if it helps my skin thats a bonus.

    Beth x
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  11. I went off Green Tea a while ago, suddenly I didn't like the smell, so I now I drink White Tea which is much nicer to drink. I also love fruit teas, not so keen on herbal teas but Clipper is my go to brand when I can get it although the supermarket own brand fruits teas are actually pretty decent. My first cup of the day is Lemon and Ginger tea. If I have an upset stomach I always have some peppermint tea. Clipper do a really nice Sleep Easy tea with cinnamon, chamomile, valerian and natural orange flavouring, which is lovely and helps to send me off to sleep. Zzzzzzzzz

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  12. I do drink coffee and black tea but I also love Green Tea with Mint. It's actually quite healthy for you and tastes amazing.

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  13. I love my cup of tea in the mornings, specially if it's green with a little bit of lemon juice or mint. xx

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  14. This was so interesting to read. I love my herbal teas, but have fallen off the bandwagon recently!

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  15. These are great tips thanks for sharing! I suffer with skin irritation and rashes quite often and now I'm intrigued to try the Chamomile tea and red tea. Hopefully they will help!

    Thanks :) Niamh x

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  16. Ive never been one for tea or even coffee ahha im a weird adult...

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  17. nice to see you have found a use for that book hehe.

    I'm such a coffee fiend now, wish I could like fancy tea!

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  18. Love this post - any excuse to drink tea ;)

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  19. These all sound lovely, I think drinking tea really helps your skin.

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  20. I'm a complete tea addict; although I do love a cup of normal tea, I am always looking for new teas to try that gives my body and skin a boost! These are some great ideas I will definitely be trying out - love the sound of cinnamon tea!
    Thanks, Emma x
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  21. I'm such a tea lover! And even though I'm a fan of good ol' Yorkshire Tea, I can't resist herbal teas either! I LOVE the sound of the passion flower one!

    Rhianna / robowecop

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  22. I do like a hot water and lemon in the morning but I'm really bad at having it! Currently loving Vanilla Chai tea and Cherry Bakewell Green tea! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  23. I also love tea, and I always love my cup of green rose flavored tea from Mariage Freres and Lov Organic or Kusmie in the morning. But I just drink green tea in the morning during the day it feels a bit too much and I can't handle too much caffeine. But what I love also is tilleul rose tea with lavender and Paper&Tea's Lavender tea so much. My newest addiction is Mariage Freres Madame Butterfly and Vert Provence both taste heavenly. Oh, but did you know that you shouln't drink peppermint tea when you having stomach ache my doctor says pepermint tea act stimulante .. but I am not sure :)
    And what I also really love is blue tea, it helbs to save fat from hearty meals so the fat will not absorbed by the body wich is absolutely genial :D
    So thank you so much for the huge inspo. I will try cinnamon tea soon and add a bit of ginger and lemon to my next cup of tea.

    Bisous, Patricia
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  24. What a great and informative post, I'll have to give some of these a try! I drink a lot of coffee, so I think it's time for me to switch it up a bit.

    Mo| http://whosthemo.blogspot.com

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