Sip your way to GREAT SKIN!

Rich in an­tiox­i­dants, tea is one of the best multi-pur­pose beauty staples

Spirit and Destiny - - Mind, Body & Spirit -

THE MEDIC­I­NAL

prop­er­ties of herbal teas have been used for thou­sands of years by the Chi­nese, with fruity infusions also dat­ing back as far as an­cient Egyp­tian times.

And now, as they be­come an in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar choice when mak­ing a brew, why not sip on some­thing that’s not only de­li­cious, but will do your skin good too?

Green tea is packed full of an­tiox­i­dants that help keep skin clear. Try adding some grated fresh gin­ger to it, along with a splash of honey and lemon juice for a great detox tea. A daily cup of dan­de­lion tea will help pro­tect your skin against pol­lu­tion, while hi­bis­cus tea will even out skin tone and add mois­ture from within.

In Ayurveda tulsi tea is highly re­garded for its abil­ity to help the body cope with stress and the dam­age it can cause the skin. Jas­mine tea helps stop the signs of aging, while pep­per­mint en­cour­ages cell re­newal so skin stays look­ing healthy and young.

You don’t just have to drink teas to ben­e­fit your skin ei­ther – try mak­ing a lovely cup of chamomile, freez­ing it into ice cubes and then us­ing them as a cold com­press on puffy eyes. Or, af­ter mak­ing cal­en­dula tea, add the flow­ers to a pot of nat­u­ral yo­ghurt to cre­ate an all-nat­u­ral detox face mask.

Time for tea

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