Our skin tells a lot about who and how we are. What could be more sensational than to feel the wellness of the most sensual layer of our body, the skin? Who does not wish to have naturally radiant skin? A glowing skin has roots that naturally feed on clean water. What if this water carried along the richness that exists in an herb, a flower, or a tree? A promise of rejuvenation in a cup of tea…
Our skin craves:
Rich in quercetin, chamomile tea protects the skin from the harmful effect of the sun and hydrates it. A chamomile tea bag can also be applied on the skin to eliminate dark circles and to relief red, irritated skin.
Jasmin is another flower that enhances the health of the skin. It can prevent the signs of aging and even treat skin conditions like eczema and acne by reducing oil production and balancing hormones.
Green Tea, White Tea and Black tea (all from the Camelia tree)
Green tea’s free radical-fighting catechins, EGCG, can reduce skin damage and prevent wrinkle formation. Catechins revive dying skin cells and promote healthy new cells.
White tea has the highest catechin content which helps in alleviating many skin conditions.
Black tea is loaded with antioxidants that fight free radicals in the body and slow the signs of aging.
Rooibos or red bush is rich in flavonoids, which fights unwanted pathogens and reduces eczema and acne formation. This tea also fights against signs of aging by neutralizing free radicals and slowing the appearance of fine lines.
Full of antioxidants and immune-enhancing properties, this tea helps promote fresh and young skin.
These five herbs above are the ones our skin is most fond of. To enjoy them, add a teaspoon of tea (one kind at a time) to a cup of boiled water, stir, cover for three minutes, then start drinking and watch the beauty of each herb release its soul into your teacup caring for your skin and overall body inside and out.