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Teas for Glowing Skin

December 07 /2020

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We’ve uncovered the best teas for glowing skin that you needed to know about like, yesterday – but we’ll settle for right now.

At the top of our “always in style” list of beauty trends, glowing skin is definitely our chief contender. Since we are natural beauty obsessed, we think achieving that effortless glow should start from within. Whether it be the food you eat, or the drinks you consume – nourishing yourself from the inside out is no doubt one of the most important aspects of having that radiant complexion.

So while there are tons of nutritious vitamins you should keep on your radar to look your best, we’re going to focus on one simple beverage you likely already drink on a regular basis. We’ve uncovered the best teas for glowing skin that you needed to know about like, yesterday – but we’ll settle for right now.

Image of a variety of different tea leaves

If you already enjoy that comforting cup of tea, or just need another excellent reason to incorporate it into your daily diet – you’re going to love this *major key* article.

Let’s Get Back to the (Tea)Basics

Before we dive into all the teas you’ll likely be running to the grocery store to buy after reading this, we need to get one thing out of the way. Regardless of the tea you decide to obsess over, we want to remind you that pouring a cup of any kind is going to do wonders for your body and skin. Now, what we’re about to say is not astonishing by any means.

But hey, we feel like we need to remind you! Tea is made of *drum roll please*, WATER! And guess what? The more water you drink, the better that pretty face of yours is going to look! So whether you opt for a cup of green or black tea, you’re consuming water with natural ingredients, and girl that is a win. Alright, now that that’s out of the way…

Ginger Tea for a Glowing & Puff-Free Complexion

Do you sometimes wake up and feel like your face has ballooned up overnight? Sorry we couldn’t make that imagery a little prettier, but we’re being honest here!

First off, don’t stress. There are several reasons why this could be happening to you, and puffy face syndrome in the morning is really quite common. If you want to help your face go back to its “regular” state in the A.M., we’ve got the tea for you.

Image of a cup of ginger tea, with a lemon slice on the side

Pour a cup of ginger tea and watch this anti-inflammatory powerhouse ingredient work its magic. Ginger tea is great for any type of congestion in the body, including that precious skin on your face. Ginger will also help your body fight off any infections, or colds, which consequently will also make that skin glow. I mean, does anyone glow when they’re sick? We think not.

If you really battle with puffiness first thing in the morning, we definitely recommend using a jade roller or gua sha beauty tool to help calm things down. Pair these little wonders with a cup of ginger tea and bam – you’re looking real glowy and “de-puffed”, if we do say so ourselves.

Peppermint Tea for Oily *too* Glowy Skin

We all have different skin, and therefore all have different areas we feel the need to target and improve. And while dry skinned girls might envy that little glisten that oily skinned girls seem to be blessed with, we know that too much of a good thing in any case can get frustrating.

If you struggle with a little *too much* glow, try incorporating a cup of peppermint tea into your daily routine.

Image of two cups of tea with peppermint leaves inside.

Now, we know your grandmother probably used to make you drink a cup of this stuff when you had an upset stomach. However, peppermint tea actually slows oil production while encouraging cell turnover in your body. In a nutshell, this tasty classic can play a huge role in getting rid of dead skin cells. Therefore, it is a big help in keeping your face glowy (but not too glowy).

Peppermint tea is also a life-saver when it comes to itchy skin issues. You know, psoriasis, eczema – all those not so fun conditions. This tea is full of powerful antioxidants and helps get rid of bacteria in the body. Which, as you can imagine – does wonders for glowing, healthy skin.

(Pssst, you can let your skin drink up some peppermint goodness too! Try a moisturizing, luxurious Peppermint Tea Tree Body Scrub or Foaming Face Wash for topical benefits of this mighty leaf.)

Japanese Green Tea: The Powerhouse of All Teas for Glowing Skin

While we agree that most teas contain an impressive amount of antioxidants to keep you healthy, none of them quite compare to the potent Japanese green tea leaf. Not only is this tea remarkable at maintaining healthy skin cells, it can actually help protect your skin from sun damage.

We love this tea so much, we actually produced an entire article on it’s uses and benefits that we think you need to catch up on like, right now. Don’t worry, this article will be here when you get back. We’ll wait.

Image of two matcha green tea lattes

All caught up? Cool. So as you’ve seen, Japanese Green Tea does wonders for your insides while supporting your quest for glowing skin. Whether you choose to indulge in a creamy cup of matcha, or opt for a simple sencha green tea – you need more of this healthy leaf in your life!

Japanese green tea bags also act as exceptional de-puffers once you’re done with them. Stick these babies in the fridge and enjoy the cooling sensation and results they produce for overtired eyes. Oh, and say goodbye to those pesky undereye bags we could all live without.

Rose Tea for Younger, more Radiant & Glowing Skin

Image of a bowl of bright pink dried rose leaves

If you’re a beauty junkie, you’ve likely heard of all the unreal benefits of using rose based products on your face. Rosehip oil, rose water toners – you get the idea. However, drinking this beautiful plant is even better for preserving that youthful glow of yours.

But why is this? Well, many skincare experts consider rose to be a “natural retinol”. This is because of the abundance of vitamin A and antioxidants it houses. So needless to say, it is highly beneficial to actually ingest this miraculous little flower, on top of applying it topically.

So just when you thought that roses only looked great on your kitchen counter for a week or two after Valentine ’s Day, BBE just hit you with the facts. Instead of a bouquet this year, opt for a cup of rose tea to keep your face glowing and happy – long-term.

Hibiscus Tea for Naturally Glowy Skin

If you haven’t tried this highly rich in vitamins delicious tasting tea yet, we urge you to! Out of our list of teas for glowing skin, this one here just might be the tastiest. Often compared to cranberries, the hibiscus leaf is fruity and sweet with a tart finish.

Image of a bright pink cup of hibiscus tea

But back to what we’re really here for – what can it do for your skin? This tea is significantly high in vitamin C, A, B1, B2, zinc, and iron. What’s even more impressive is that it also contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s), and omega-3 fatty acids.

What you need to know is that combined, all of these elements produce remarkable skin glowing benefits. AHA’s and those omegas are vital to maintaining skin health. So if you can get all of that out of one delicious cup of hibiscus tea, we say sign us up!

Chamomile for a Calmer & More Radiant You

When we think of chamomile, we automatically think of relaxing. While this popular tea is often use for de-stressing, most people don’t quite know how beneficial it is for your complexion.

Chamomile is packed with antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. And listen, we know how delicious it is to consume (especially when you’re trying to wind down). However, you can actually reap even more benefits from this tea by using its bags topically.

Chamomile ice cubes are lifesavers for puffy or irritated skin. Simply put a few bags in the freezer when you’re done using them for drinking purposes. Then, wrap them up in a cloth instead of applying directly to your delicate skin. This little hack will quickly become your go-to trick before gliding on your makeup. Or, to go makeup free and quickly de-puff after a not so restful night’s sleep.

Image of a naturally made chamomile drink

Black Tea to Tone and Reveal Glowing Skin

If there’s one piece of information you’ve probably caught on to by now, it’s that most teas act as helpful anti-inflammatory agents for your body (and skin!). Black tea is no exception, but it does stand out a little from the rest.

That’s because black tea is full of tannins and polyphenols. Let’s break it down simply. These guys are crucial to skin cell regeneration. Most importantly, they protect your skin from free radicals. And free radicals, well, they can eventually cause you to look older than you want to. We recommend having a cup regularly, but we also love this idea of how to use black tea topically below.

Image of loose leaf black tea in a wooden bowl

Use black tea to cleanse and tone your face. No for real, this is a thing. All you need to do is steep a pot and pour it directly into either a bowl or your closed sink. You can mix the tea with a bit of water, and add honey for some extra glowy benefits. After that, just wash your face as you normally would with regular water. Follow-up with your favorite moisturizer and voilà – beautiful, clean, glowing skin, naturally.

Ready to Drink Up and Glow Up?

We are sure one of these teas for glowing skin peaked your interest. In fact, you might already have one hiding in the back of your cupboard that you now know is definitely worth digging up.  

Image of a woman enjoying a beverage

The benefits of incorporating any of these teas into your daily diet are numerous. Not to mention, tasty! And of course, nutritious for various other reasons than having that glowing complexion everyone is in the market for.

So forget buying a new highlighter or dewy setting spray. Make yourself glow from within by consuming healthy, natural foods and beverages like these powerful tealeaves. Trust us on this, nourishing yourself from within will produce results no makeup counter can – naturally. Talk soon beautiful.

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