Many people tackle chronic skin issues such as acne, eczema and psoriasis from the outside—using special moisturisers, cleansers and lotions but a hot cup of tea can also make your skin glow.
Packed with good stuff like polyphenols (molecules that have antioxidant properties), tea can help keep your skin hydrated and reduce inflammation. In fact, some herbs get to the root of the problem, detoxing and facilitating the body’s removal of toxins and helping skin to clear naturally on its own.
Beauty Queen Tea by T2 is rich with skin-loving ingredients like green tea, chamomile, ginger, liquorice root and moringa and is the the perfect addition to your daily ritual. While some of these herbs are available in a tea solo, it’s when these ingredients are combined together that your skin will really sing.
So pop on the kettle and prepare to reap the beauty benefits…
To reduce redness, swelling or irritation, green tea is one of the body’s best allies in fighting off inflammation. The catechins (antioxidants that may prevent cell damage) found in green tea can decrease inflammation, as well as protect against sunburns and potentially long-term UV damage. Drink up.
After a cup of chamomile, you’ll be coming up daisies – the flower that chamomile originates from. Due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich nature of chamomile tea, chamomile is a popular skin care ingredient. You can even topically apply warm or cold chamomile tea straight onto the sensitive and irritated skin including eczema and rashes because it is so soothing.
Lesser known than its predecessors, moringa is not just good for your health–it’s also fantastic for your skin because it’s full of antioxidants. What are antioxidants, did you say? Antioxidants are compounds which prevent cellular damage; the common pathway for skin ageing and a variety of other diseases. Free radicals are groups of atoms which are formed when oxygen interacts with molecules, and they can react with cellular components that can be harmful and lead to life-threatening illnesses. The point? Antioxidants act as a defense system against nasty free radicals so some moringa in your tea will make your skin strong, smooth and glowing.
This humble herb doesn’t just take your stir-fry to the next level, it’s one of Mother Nature’s skin saviours. Considered one of the most popular herbs in Ayurveda, ginger can be used to aid digestion and respiratory problems (due to its antihistamine properties) but perhaps even better are its anti-ageing superpowers. The pungent aromatic contains around 40 antioxidants and improves the appearance of your skin by removing the toxins and stimulating the circulation. It’s also a powerful antiseptic and cleansing agent, so it helps keep the skin clean and free of blemishes.
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