Best Herbal Teas for Better Skin

I hope I'm not the only one experiencing super bad skin right now in quarantine. I'll spare you the details, but I definitely need a clean fix to help with my breakouts. And tea can be the perfect remedy for this! Some teas have awesome properties in each hot sip that work to hydrate and detoxify the skin in a plethora of ways. Read below about some teas that can help soothe your skin while indoors and out. 


the qi chrysanthemum tisane set

Chrysanthemum tea, whether in a cup of tea or in a face mask, can help reduce the look of wrinkles and blemishes; but most importantly, it can help majorly reduce swelling and redness of acne with its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect. Decreasing skin coloration and eliminating puffiness are among other benefits as well. 

green tea in a cup

Green tea can also be used as a drink or mask. It's a potent anti-aging ingredient, but can help fight against skin cancer by promoting DNA repair simultaneously. 

the qi rose tisane set

Rose tea has several antioxidant properties which help improve skin and hair health. This along with stress-busting and mood-enhancing effects are a game changer. 

mint and nettles teas in a cup

Mint teas, including nettle, have natural menthols that can help slow down oil production in your skin, which works best for those who have oily or acne-prone skin. Say good-bye to big pores! These teas can also help with digestion, which an added bonus. 

hibiscus tea in a cup

Hibiscus tea is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids or AHAs, that are known to help exfoliate and control oil or clogged pores in the skin. This is a great choice when looking for something to refresh or smooth the look and feel of skin in a jif. 

matcha tea and whisk in cup

Matcha tea is a quick way to reduce inflammation, increase exfoliation, and eliminate dead skin cells. After this is done, it can help rejuvenate the underlying skin to improve your overall complexion, even in the future. Here's a great mask recipe to try at home!

calendula tea with spoon and cup

Calendula tea is an amazing drink for superficial need and remedies. Whether you use it in oil, ointment, tincture, or beverage form, it can help with wounds and ulcers; but most importantly, it can promote thorough skin healing which is great for scars and dark spots. 

rosehip tea in a cup

Rosehip tea is most well-known for its anti-aging properties. Every cup is high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and lycopene which all help to promote collagen synthesis and protect against sun damage. A great tip for this summer when we can eventually make it to the beach! Rosehip can also improve elasticity, moisture, and wrinkles in the skin. 

horsetail tea in a cup

Horsetail tea's anti-inflammatory properties are great for acne and irritation. It also has many anti-aging and antioxidant benefits that help calm rashes, burns, and other wounds due to its antibacterial and antimicrobial nature.

dandelion tea in a cup

Dandelion tea is made from dandelion root extract that is known to increase the generation of new skin cells. This slows the aging process, helps reduce inflammation and irritation, and overall increases hydration and collagen production. Sounds like a very well-rounded tea to me and it's on the list!

chamomile tea in a cup

Chamomile tea, when in a cup or applied directly to the skin, can help fade sun spots, eliminate acne scars, and fight breakouts. This is due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic nature, and powerhouse of antioxidants that nourish skin to prevent damage all over. 

licorice root tea in a cup

Licorice root tea is made from liquirutin which, over time, can help skin tone and clarity as it continues to break up melanin in cells. This is a huge benefit for those with oily and acne-prone skin like me. This tea also contains licohalcone and glabridin, which both help to regulate oil production and soothe skin, respectively. 


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