5 of the Best Teas for Skin Health

Having amazing skin takes more than bi-weekly face masks. You need to nourish and purify your skin from the inside out. This is my list of the best teas for skin health. They are chosen not only because they are great for keeping your skin glowing and gorgeous, but they also score in the taste category.

1. Red clover

Red clover is a staple ingredient found in a lot of detoxing herbal tea blends. It is a cleansing, balancing herb, one of the blood purifiers. It also has a sweet, gentle flavor. Try blending with peppermint and adding a little honey. According to Mountain Rose Herbs, it is recommended to stay away from red clover if you are pregnant or on any blood thinning meds.

2. Burdock root

When I took a healing with herbs class years ago, my teacher spoke very highly of burdock root as a natural solution for acne — wish I had known about it when I was a teenager! It takes time to see results, be patient and enjoy sipping on this tea.

3. Dandelion root

Ahh, I love a cup of dandelion root tea with a little honey and coconut milk or cream. It's a great coffee alternative, and excellent for supporting your body's natural detoxing process by supporting the liver. Blend your burdock root and dandelion root for an amazing skin health tea (one teaspoon of each, steep in one cup of boiling water for about 10 minutes).

4. Oatstraw

Oatstraw is one of the best teas for skin health because it is a great nourishing herb — B vitamins, silica, vitamin A, vitamin C — and because it is great for managing stress. If you have adult acne and could use a bit of stress relief to help keep your body and acne under control, then oatstraw is an excellent option. With excellent nutritional content, I also drink it to help keep my skin smooth and young-looking. This is a great before bed tea.

5. Green tea

Packed with antioxidants, don't forget your green tea. It has a reputation for having anti-aging, anti-inflammatory benefits, and it is supposed to have detoxing benefits. Drink up! Find a type of green tea that you love, there are so many. My favorite right now is green tea with toasted rice. Numi makes an excellent nutty, refreshing version. Matcha is also really fun for adding to smoothies.


Sarah Parker said...

From the Foods To Prevent Acne we find green tea is high in antioxidants , with only minimal caffeine. green tea will help cure acne because it's a good stress reliever. Excessive stress is believed to prevent Acne. Green tea also has an anti-inflammatory chemical called catechism as well.

Blue said...

i agree, green tea benefits are really remarkable for skin, but you really do have to drink it regularly....off to brew myself a cup of hojicha!

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