Yes, Drinking Tea Can Help Your Skin - Here's How

Here’s a fast fact about me: I can’t taste tea.

Yes, it is regrettable, yes I’ve tried anything I can get my hands on, and no - I don’t think I’m uncivilized, thank you very much.

But just because I can’t enjoy the herbal deliciousness of an earl grey or steaming cup of rooibos doesn’t mean I can’t reap the benefits in other ways.

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As you lucky tea-tasters are probably aware, drinking tea can have several positive effects on both your mind and body. According to a study discussed in the Harvard Health Publishing Journal, many teas contain a type of molecule called polyphenols. Rich in antioxidants, these polyphenols can help provide protection against inflammation. Certain teas have also been reported to assist in reducing cholesterol, promoting sleep, and lowering the risk of heart-related issues.

Additionally, if you’re noticing some skin issues, tea might be able to help with that too.

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If you’ve missed some sleep and are left with two dark trophies, you can apply a bag of chamomile or black tea under each eye for about 15 minutes for a calming and anti-inflammatory effect.

For oily skin, a rinse of peppermint tea can help curb excess sebum production, and with a little patience, oolong can help lighten dark spots.

Interested in learning more? Check out this resource by The Klog for more information (and handy infographics) on how to incorporate your fave hot beverage into your skincare routine!