There is nothing more relaxing than drinking a hot cup of tea after a long day. The benefits to drinking a cup of tea are numerous. Not only are you hydrating your body inside and out, many teas contain amazing healing properties for your skin and hair.
Green tea – Probably the most well know tea used for healthy skin and hair. This tea is rich in antioxidants and usually used as a healthy substitute to coffee and caffeinated beverages. Green tea can also be used for a cleanser, toner, face mask and hair care.
Chamomile tea – Made from the chamomile flower, chamomile tea is known for its amazing healing power. This tea is said to accelerate the healing of minor cuts, bruises and scrapes. It has also been used as a skin bleach, which provides your face with a healthy, natural glow. Like green tea, chamomile tea is loaded with antioxidants and can also be used to diminish acne breakouts.
Oolong tea – This traditional Chinese tea has been said to hold anti-aging benefits. This tea promotes healthy, shiny hair and can prevent hair loss. Also to be noted, Oolong tea has said to be associated in alleviating stress and mood swings, and promoting healthy bone development.
Peppermint tea – This caffeine free tea can help those who experience frequent skin irritations. It can also help to diminish bug bites, rashes and burns. The menthol in peppermint tea also helps heal those prone to acne and oily skin. Peppermint tea has also been used to help stimulate/promote hair growth. Peppermint soothes the blood vessels at your scalp, which then boosts blood flow at the roots.
There are hundreds of teas on the supermarket shelves for purchase and each tea holds its own special benefits. Just remember that many teas contain caffeine, so it always wise to exercise caution in how much is consumed.