When you apply tea and herbs to your skin, you can customize the benefits to best fit your needs. To apply to skin, you can use steams, bath soaks, masks, face mist, or use them in your favorite lotion recipes.
Here is a list of the best teas and herbs for skin and the suggested use for them.
Matcha: this is green tea that has been ground up into a powder that is extremely high in antioxidants. This helps especially with redness, irritation, inflammation, repairing skin damage, and reducing fine lines. The best way to use matcha is in a face mask or to put some into your face wash. One of my favorites is mixing honey with a little matcha and leaving it on my face for 30min.
Lavender: smells amazing! The aroma alone will help soothe your stress away. On the skin, it help with redness and irritation. Favorite in a bath soak or face steam.
Chamomile: This is going to help with redness, dryness, and can help relax sore muscles. Favorite to use in lotion recipes and bath soaks
Calendula Blossoms: This one is the most helpful with dry itchy skin and it can help your skin retain moisture. Best in steams, lotions, and face mist
Hibiscus Flowers: This is a great way to freshen your skin and give it a more "awake" look. Hibiscus is full of vitamin c and is a light astringent that can help with oily skin. Best to use is masks, scrubs, and face sprays.
Peppermint and Spearmint: both of these will help reduce the appearance of pores and give your skin a fresh clean feeling. They can also help with sore muscles in a bath soak. Favorite to you as a pore reducing, refreshing spray.
Rooibos: full of anti-aging antioxidants, will help with dryness, redness, and irruption. Makes an especially creamy lotion, also great as a bath soak.
Drinking any tea and herbs is going to help with your skin health, esp green tea, white tea, and rooibos. The extra hydration is key for skin health and the extra boost of antioxidants you get from the tea can help fight skin damage.
Get creative and mix up your own combinations or try one of the LTC face masks or herbal soaks.
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