16 Teas You Should Be Drinking For Healthier Smoother Skin

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I’ve never been a fan of coffee due to its impact on my stomach, so I’ve always preferred tea for its taste, comforting warmth, and cozy appeal of a steaming cup. Interestingly, tea offers more than relaxation—it’s a beauty secret, too!

Tea works wonders in hydrating and plumping up your skin. Packed with antioxidants, it combats radicals to prevent wrinkles. Indeed, achieving skin involves a combination of nutrition, restful sleep, and proper skincare. A cup or two of tea can certainly contribute positively to your skin health. Below are some teas you can enjoy for that complexion.

1. Matcha Tea

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Ever wondered about the origins of matcha? It’s powdered green tea leaves brewed to create a powerhouse super tea! Matcha is abundant in catechins, 137 times more than in regular tea, helping fend off those wrinkle causing free radicals. Additionally, it contains EGCG, an antioxidant that fights inflammation, promotes health, and aids in cell repair. It’s hard to resist the benefits of this one!

2. Turmeric Tea

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While theres no solution for medical skin issues turmeric tea could become your skins best friend! Curcumin present in turmeric is known for its inflammatory, antidiabetic properties along with being rich, in antioxidants.

Drinking turmeric tea can help soothe irritation and redness, resulting in a smoother complexion. It may also aid in managing breakouts. Additionally, turmeric tea offers a tasty and caffeine free option to stay hydrated, which is beneficial for the skin.

3. Calendula Tea

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As for calendula tea, although I have to say it’s quite bitter, the skin benefits make it worthwhile. It has plenty of antioxidants like triterpenes and flavonoids, plus anti-inflammatory compounds. Research also reveals it may support the skin in producing more collagen, which helps with skin smoothing and moisture. 

4. Peppermint Tea

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When I struggled with acne in my youth a friend suggested peppermint tea to me. It truly made a difference! Packed with antioxidant vitamins A, beta carotene, C, and E, peppermint tea provides a boost for the skin. Its anti inflammatory qualities can also reduce redness and irritation leading to a smoother complexion.

5. White Tea

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White tea stands out as the least processed among all teas, known for its natural and subtle sweet taste. Abundant in antioxidants, white tea combats radicals to maintain healthy cells.

Moreover, it could shield your skin from ageing inside and out! Some research suggests that it may also aid in weight management due to its caffeine and catechins content, which can boost metabolism and fat burning.

6. Oolong Tea

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I recently discovered a famous type of oolong tea called Tieguanyi, also called the “Iron Goddess of Mercy.” As a matter of fact, oolong tea is a rare find. It’s believed that it makes up only 2% of the world’s tea, but it’s worth every sip! With good levels of antioxidants such as theaflavins, thearubigins and EGCG oolong tea could be your secret weapon for skin health. A study even indicates its benefits in managing skin conditions.

7. Nettle Tea

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Nettle tea, derived from the stinging plant is a remedy that offers contemporary advantages! Loaded with vitamins like A, C, and K, along with phosphorus and iron, it serves as an enhancer for skin and hair. With its antifungal and inflammatory properties nettle tea is ideal for achieving clearer skin, glossier hair and promoting new growth.

8. Rooibos Tea

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Rooibos is one of my all-time favorite caffeine-free teas with its bold flavor and color. Rooibos tea is also known as Red tea, and originates from a shrub called Aspalathus linearis that grows along the coast of South Africa. Packed with antioxidants, it’s beneficial for your skin, potentially reducing wrinkles and signs of aging. Rooibos tea is commonly enjoyed like regular tea, with a dash of milk and sugar.

9. Hibiscus Tea

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Who doesn’t admire the hibiscus flower? There’s more to it than meets the eye! Hibiscus tea is a powerhouse with advantages. Rich in alpha acids (AHAs), citric acid, and malic acid, it acts as an exfoliant and a skin brightener. Furthermore, it is loaded with antioxidants that combat radicals responsible for damage and diseases.

10. Chamomile Tea

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Chamomile tea is an infusion made from dried chamomile flowers harvested from plants resembling daisies in the Asteraceae family. While many are aware of chamomile teas ability to promote healthy relaxation and aid in sleep, it also works wonders for your skin! 

With its inflammatory anti allergy and antimicrobial properties chamomile can help prevent acne breakouts, calm sensitive skin and maintain hydration levels.

11. Dandelion Tea

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Dandelion Tea is a delightful option that can be easily obtained from local health food stores or made at home using dandelions from your garden. Its robust flavor, reminiscent of coffee, makes it a personal favorite of mine. Packed with inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, dandelion tea is great for detoxifying the skin, unclogging pores, and combating acne. Whats more, its natural anti aging effects help reduce lines and wrinkles thanks to its content of vitamins A, C, and E.

12. Earl Grey Tea

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Earl Grey Tea blends black tea with bergamot oil to create a beverage that doubles as a skincare secret weapon—it’s a skin hack! The antioxidants in this tea boost the system while the theaflavins it contains have antiviral and anti inflammatory qualities. Bergamot oil complements this by supporting both skin health and cardiovascular well being.

13. Jasmine Tea

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Jasmine Tea’s delicate floral notes make it irresistible for many. Similar to how jasmine oils aid in healing scars and wounds, sipping on jasmine tea provides benefits for your skin internally. Loaded with polyphenols acting as antioxidants, Jasmine Tea can help protect your cells from all of that damage caused by radicals.

14. Black Tea

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Have you ever used tea bags to help reduce puffiness around your eyes? This is a little hack I love to do! But sipping on black tea does wonders, too. Black tea is the base tea used for creating Earl Grey; it contains vitamins B, C, and E, along with minerals like magnesium, potassium, and zinc that’s good for the skin. Black tea has polyphenols and tannins that are essential and its caffeine content and other components help combat viruses to prevent skin infections.

15. Ginger Tea

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We’ve all heard about how ginger can enhance skin radiance haven’t we? Well it’s true! The antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties of ginger play a role. Its called gingerol and helps in purifying the skin by fighting bacteria and unclogging pores. Who would have thought that sipping on ginger tea could have such an impact?

16. Rose Tea

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Did you know roses are edible? Yep, there are over a hundred species, and they all make tasty tea! Sipping on rose tea isn’t just delicious, it’s a treat for your skin and hair, too! Rich, in the vitamins C and E it can help reduce wrinkles soothe sunburns, address hair loss issues. Moreover it might act as a stress reliever to promote calmness and relaxation.

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Experts say the global skincare market will be worth $273.3 billion by 2023. But making your skin look and feel fantastic doesn’t have to break the bank! Homemade skincare recipes can deliver the same or better results than big-name brands, often at a fraction of the cost. From natural cleansers and specially formulated face scrubs to eye serums and lip balms, you’ll discover an array of recipes you can make at home to combat the signs of aging or use as gifts for loved ones!
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If you’re looking for a natural way to improve your skin health, following a daily skincare routine and living by a few simple rules can bring many benefits.
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This DIY wrinkle cream recipe is fantastic; it’s one of the first overnight creams I ever made. Aside from being considerably cheaper than commercial store-bought creams, it’s much gentler on your skin and often far more effective.
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Author: Angela Wills

Title: Founder and Author - Savvy Homemade

Expertise: Beauty Recipes, Skincare Formulation, Soapmaking, DIY Crafts, Parenting


Angela Wills is an author, founder, and the driving force behind Savvy Homemade. With over fifteen years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to every post she writes. She is fearlessly dedicated to creating tried and tested beauty recipes, skincare formulations, soap recipes, and many other DIY crafts that will work for everyone. Angela has a Diploma in Skincare Formulation, is a proud member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, and infuses each DIY product with her passion and expertise.

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