Sip­ping Pretty

Why a re­lax­ing brew of herbal tea can also have beau­ti­ful ef­fects on skin health and ra­di­ance.

Good - - CONTENTS - Words Pamela McIn­tosh. Pho­tog­ra­phy Bryce Car­leton. Styling Lisa Lodge

The ben­e­fits of a re­lax­ing, de­li­cious herbal tea

Did you know that herbal teas not only pro­mote calm, hy­drate our body and taste great, but cer­tain blends can en­cour­age healthy, glow­ing skin? “The health, tex­ture and ap­pear­ance of skin – our largest or­gan - is cer­tainly not a one-trick ap­proach. “It is de­pen­dent upon a num­ber of things,” lists natur­opath Co­ryn Smith, “sun ex­po­sure, tox­ins, ma­tu­rity as well as our nu­tri­ent pro­file, di­ges­tion and hor­monal sys­tem.” Herbal tea can be e ec­tive on skin health be­cause it has a broad ap­proach and the in­gre­di­ents are ab­sorbed from the in­side. Teas with an­tiox­i­dants can pro­tect our skin, re­duce wrin­kle for­ma­tion, and help in­flam­ma­tion and eczema, and other herbs do won­ders for di­ges­tion and de­tox. Smith rec­om­mends three cups a day for ther­a­peu­tic ben­e­fits, but sug­gests check­ing in with your lo­cal herbal­ist for a per­son­alised ap­proach.

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