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Treasure your tea for glowing skin, healthy body

In winter, herbal teas are basically warm hugs in a mug. Tea, in its brewed form, has been known to treat all sorts of skin and hair conditions. Teas such as green, black, and peppermint are aromatically uplifting and can help to tighten pores. Chamomile and lavender flowers are calming and can help to reduce inflammation.

Antioxidants found in herbal tea help in slowing down the ageing process. They also prevent free radical damage and restore the age of your cells in the body, resulting in making your skin look flawless and younger.

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Drinking herbal tea is said to be preferable to any other beverage due to its high antioxidant content. They contain polyphenols, which are powerful natural antioxidants. These not only have health benefits but actually help to delay the visible signs of ageing on the skin and hair. They prevent the degeneration caused by oxidation damage. Antioxidants also nourish skin cells and prevent skin damage. So, if you are prone to inflammation, dullness, and blemishes, you may opt for potent herbal teas.

Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant called EGCG that fights DNA damage from UV rays to prevent skin cancer. Green tea has zero calories and is panacea for those who want to have slim, active, and smart body and get rid of belly fat.

Green tea contains EGCG which reduces waist size, aids weight loss, and decreases body fat. It helps to deal with problems of acne, blackheads, whiteheads, clogged and closed pores. This is a natural astringent, and so mops up the extra sebum or oil, solving the problem at its root. It helps remove all the dirt and grime from open pores, and then tightens the freshly cleansed pores to prevent pollutants from getting in.

Jasmine tea is said to rejuvenate the skin, as it clears pigmentation and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Jasmine tea keeps the skin moisturised and has anti-ageing benefits.

Rose tea is also said to be very good for the hair and skin. Rich in antioxidants, rose tea is also called natural retinol because it can help fight signs of premature ageing like wrinkles, fine lines, and dullness on your skin. Also, it contains vitamins A, B3, C, and E, and helps to stimulate hair growth and make the scalp healthy.

Turn chamomile tea into ice cubes and wrap a few chamomile ice cubes in a cloth, then apply to eyes for 10 minutes at a time for puffy eyes. You can use chamomile tea as natural shampoo and conditioner. Alternatively, you can steep two chamomile bags in hot water, then mix them with lemon juice and apply it on your hair for 5-10 minutes. It will help in lightening your hair in a natural way.

Some other herbal teas can be made with turmeric, which is said to lend a glow to the skin, due to its curcumin content. When added to tea, turmeric adds bright yellow-orange colour and earthy, spicy notes. Turmeric is often included along with ginger in anti-inflammatory herbal teas. Turmeric also has anti-inflammatory antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties and helps acne-prone skin by controlling breakouts and closing the pores, and improving your skin health.

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