It’s no secret that drinking tea can offer a wide variety of amazing health benefits, especially if you’re looking to shed a few pounds.
You may have even heard that certain types of tea can also improve the appearance of your skin, no matter what pesky problems you may be dealing with.
But have you ever really considered how each type of tea actually works to repair your skin?
Packed with powerful polyphenols, tea can hydrate your skin, brighten your complexion, reduce inflammation, and even reverse the effects of harmful UV damage.
Here are 4 different types of tea that can do wonders for your skin:
- Yerba Mate: Loaded with antioxidants, yerba mate can help repair and prevent skin damage caused by free radicals. Made from dried plant leaves found in Central America, yerba mate is also high in natural caffeine to help give tea drinkers sustainable, long-lasting energy. Over time, drinking yerba mate can help give your complexion a youthful looking glow.
- Green Tea: This summer, you might want to consider adding a couple cups of green tea to your daily diet. Packed with caffeine and several antioxidants, like catechins, green tea has been shown to help prevent cell damage. Not only will this help decrease inflammation associated with aging, but some research shows that drinking green tea can actually reduce your risk of skin cancer, according to Women’s Health.
- Rooibos: Unlike green tea, rooibos does not contain any caffeine, making it the ideal healthy drink for pregnant women and anybody trying to limit their caffeine intake. Made from a South African red bush, rooibos contains aspalathin and nothofagin, two chemical compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties, according to Women’s Health. Because of these extremely effective anti-inflammatory powers, many dermatologists recommend drinking rooibos to help combat skin problems, like acne and rosacea.
- Chamomile: By far, chamomile tea is the best topical treatment for skin issues out of all the other herbal teas. Since chamomile has such a calming effect on its drinkers, it essentially has the same kind of soothing properties for the skin. Being high in flavonoids, chamomile tea is the perfect topical treatment for anybody dealing with patchy, dry skin, irritating rashes, and acne—especially for those with sensitive skin!
Which one of these herbal teas is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!
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