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Five Teas and Spices for Beautiful Skin and a Healthy Lifestyle

White Tea 

Although White Tea is less common than Green Tea, it has higher levels of antioxidant properties and extremely high catechin content, too. What does this mean? It is an effective remedy for reducing inflammation in the body and maintaining beautiful skin. A study in London showed that white tea can also protect skin cells from damage induced by hydrogen peroxide and other factors.

Aside from protecting the skin from pollutant damage, White Tea also contains high levels of epigallocatechin gallate and phenols which helps produce new cells in the epidermis as well as strengthen collagen and elastin. Overall, White Tea is extremely multi-functional and a must-try during your next treatment.  

 

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is a multifunctional tea that is largely known for improving quality of sleep due to its relaxing and anxiety-reducing properties. For women, Chamomile tea is extremely effective for easing menstrual pain, too. Some studies have shown consistent consumption of chamomile tea can also help to control blood sugar levels. Along with anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory effects, chamomile is an all-around beneficial tea you simply cannot go wrong with. Next time you’re waiting for your laser hair removal treatment, sip some chamomile tea beforehand for increased comfort during your session. 

Pro tip: Freeze some chamomile tea into ice cubes and use it on puffy under eyes for an instant wake-me-up.

 

Green Tea

Green Tea is an extremely diverse tea used for so many different purposes. Rich in polyphenols, green tea is useful for reducing inflammation all over the body. Also rich in epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), regular consumption of high-quality green tea reduces free radical damage which plays a significant role in the aging process. When choosing your green tea, always look for high-quality teas to avoid teas that contain fluoride. When paired with body contouring treatments such as cryolipolysis or Aqualyx, regular consumption of green tea can help to dispel toxins and dissolved fat from such treatments. 

Pro tip: Green tea has also been an effective hair rinse for boosting shine and hair strength, with many swearing by 3-5 minutes of green tea rinse before a cold water blast. 

 

Turmeric 

If you are South Asian, then turmeric is definitely no stranger to you. But did you know, Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric? It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is extremely useful for boosting the body’s healing function. Along with multiple health benefits such as helping to lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, 70 to 2400 mg a day of curcumin can also help reduce body mass index, waist circumference, and body weight. Whether you’re on a cryolipolysis course or healing from Dermapen, you can’t go wrong with a little turmeric in your tea. 

Pro tip: Adding healthy fats to your turmeric drink helps curcumin to absorb better in your body. We love using just a teaspoon of culinary grade coconut oil.

 

Roobois

Used in South Africa for various skin conditions, Roobois is often overlooked but is an extremely powerful tea. Filled with flavonoids, the tea helps to fight pathogens and keep eczema at bay. During your next visit for Hydrafacial, test some of the red Roobois tea to boost your post-facial glow. 

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