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9 Refreshing and nutrient-rich teas for gorgeous hair and skin

 9 Refreshing and nutrient-rich teas for gorgeous hair and skin

It’s tea time for your hair and skin. To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, which begins August 12th, how about trying some brews that are good for your skin and hair? This way, you get to enjoy a little afternoon tea while nourishing your body with compounds that your hair and skin love. It sounds like a win-win situation for us.

Tea for better hair and skin

It seems too easy to drink a cup of tea and infuse your skin and hair with amazing nutrients, and yet it really works. In fact, the properties of some teas are so great that you don’t even have to drink them, you can use the tea as an exfoliator, a mask, a hair rinse, and more.

Most teas boast powerful antioxidants that help fight age-inducing and damage-causing free radicals. There there are also teas that have nutrients in them that specifically target your hair and skin and make you look amazing. 

1. Black tea

Speaking of antioxidants, black tea is filled with these wonders, and they’re fantastic at fighting fine lines and wrinkles. Not only is black tea great for your skin when you drink it, but you can also use cool black tea as a face rinse to boost your wrinkle-fighting power.

2. Chamomile tea

Chamomile is a mild tea that’s known for its soothing effect and its healing nature. It’s also known as a hair lightener. 

Try steeping two chamomile bags in water and adding lemon juice and using it as a shampoo. Let it sit on your hair for up to 10 minutes to lighten your locks without chemicals. It’s great for the sun-kissed look. 

As an added bonus, it’s believed that chamomile tea can help your hair grow by opening up the follicles.

3. Lemongrass tea

This refreshing tea is considered a great detoxifier, so drinking it is refreshing for both your skin and hair. It can help clear out pores on your face that are blocked by acne, and it can open up follicles in your scalp so hair can grow more freely. If you want to go right to the source, apply this tea to your hair and scalp.

4. Lavender tea

Lavender is great at calming and soothing, but it’s also really good at reducing skin infections, treating hair loss, and reducing dandruff. Drink it, bathe in it, use it as a hair rinse. Lavender has so many benefits that you need to add more of it to your regimen, no matter how you get it.

5. Kombucha tea

The trendy kombucha tea is different from your traditional teas. Kombucha is a fermented tea made with sugar, bacteria, and yeast. 

There are a lot of purported benefits of kombucha, and while the Mayo Clinic warns that some of the claims have not been supported, it does seem that it has similar properties to probiotics.

If you want, to try kombucha for yourself, and see if you can prove some of the claims. It’s said to improve skin elasticity, hydrate and detoxify. A kombucha facial cleanse can brighten your complexion and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

6. Ginger tea

If you ever have an upset stomach, reach for the ginger tea or brew some homemade from fresh slices of ginger. But where your skin and hair are concerned, it’s the antiseptic in ginger that’s used to reduce uneven skin tone, fade pigmented skin, and increase blood circulation in the scalp.

7. Matcha tea

A bright green tea from Japan, it’s the chlorophyll in matcha tea that visually cues you into how rich it is in antioxidants. This means it’s a great detoxifier. 

If you save the tea bags, they can be placed on any complexion discoloration to help your skin blend in. 

8. Sage Tea

This tea has long been thought to cure balding and fix memory loss problems. While much of that may be anecdotal, it’s worth a shot if you suffer from either condition. 

You can drink sage tea, and use it as a hair rinse. One note, if you’re pregnant, it’s not recommended that you drink sage tea medicinally.

9. Nettles

This tea is not very well known, but it’s high in essential minerals, including iron. They are also a diuretic, which helps the body eliminate waste and detoxify naturally.

If you're often pressed for time, and you’re not sure that you can drink an abundance of tea every day, then you might want to consider a daily supplement like Clinical Formula Hair Vitamins instead, which includes daily nutrients to boost your skin, hair and nail health. 

Final thoughts

Celebrate tea in the most unusual ways with a hair rinse and a face wash. Of course, you can always sit back and sip a cup, too. With Afternoon Tea Week being a full celebration of this remarkable beverage, you owe it to tea to appreciate what it does. 

Try some different flavors to delight your taste buds, and then try them externally to see if you can uncover any new benefits for your skin and hair.

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