A hot cup of tea is a daily staple for many of us, no matter the weather. But have you considered herbal teas? Not to be underestimated, the vast array of herbal teas on offer all bring different benefits – for your digestion, your mental health, immune system – and your skin. Here are three of our favourite herbal teas great for your skin (and they taste delicious too).
A classic when it comes to herbal tea, chamomile is made from a daisy-like plant, similar to what you’ll find in our Face Base Face Balm. In addition to its skin rejuvenating properties, chamomile has also shown to be soothing and calming, even for those suffering from anxiety or stress. We recommend enjoying yourself a cup of chamomile tea before bed, as it is known to have a mild sedative effect which will help send you straight off to sleep.
Made from the gorgeously crimson coloured calyces of the
hibiscus flower, this herbal tea is known most generally for its antioxidants and ability to help lower blood pressure. Hibiscus’ antioxidants can help you to reverse signs of aging on the skin, healing lost moisture, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Its divine fragrance and slightly tart taste make it a winner for us.
You might think roses are just good for smelling, but they contain high levels of nutrients including antioxidant vitamin C which is fantastic for fighting the appearance of aging and patches of dryness. Did you know you can make your own rose petal tea? Using roses growing in the garden, the petals can be brewed into an uplifting rose petal tea using a strainer or filter. Just be sure to use home-grown roses which don’t contain any pesticides.
What are your favourite herbal teas?
Other notable skin-boosting ideas include ginger, dandelion and (perhaps surprisingly) nettle. Why not try them all and find your personal favourite.