Updated: Aug 31, 2020
Discover how pure botanicals can help treat skin's unique needs and keep it looking flawless.
So, what’s the secret to eternal youth? Good genes? A nice skincare routine? Exercise and the great outdoors? Typically, yes. To look and feel well, it’s fair to assume that engaging in as many healthy practices as humanly possible will serve you well. But, with the plethora of contradicting opinions on what to do to stay looking young, it can become tiresomely head-scratching to work out what to think. In my world, I’d rather keep it simple.
Whilst prevention is better than cure, one of the best-kept secrets to maintaining healthy skin is found within nature's herbal and botanical remedies, and since our bodies are over 60% water and need to stay hydrated to look and feel good, combining the two is guaranteed to do wonders for both you and your complexion.
Certain teas, for example, contain these natural nourishing ingredients which can actually harmonise the skin's balance in a way that water alone simply can’t compete with. Plus, they are a taste sensation! So, there’s really no reason to avoid sipping them.
Below is an outline of some common skin needs and how nature’s finest elixirs will help keep you looking flawless (as well as make the tastiest of beverages!) Ciao, Coffee! Tea’s in town…
BEST FOR REPLENISHING
Naturally sweet and vitamin and mineral-rich, Rosehip is not only nutritionally dense, its astringent qualities also help maintain your skin's elasticity too, leaving your complexion plump and wrinkle-free.
A powerhouse of antioxidants, Sencha Green Tea not only keeps your skin clear and radiant, it also aids in the reduction of wrinkles by keeping the body intensely hydrated.
OTHER NOTABLE MENTIONS: COLLAGEN-BOOSTING CACAO, THE GUILT-FREE CUP OF TEA, AND ANTI-AGEING WHITE TEA
BEST FOR PURIFYING
Containing a super blend of antioxidants, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, the Moringa flower is not only pretty to look at, but its leaves are also very effective at protecting your skin. As well as fighting free-radicals and infections, it also has blood-clotting qualities which makes it great at healing wounds.
Magical yet essentially flavourless, Charcoal and Matcha blended together is truly a power-duo in a cup. Detoxifying and antioxidant-rich, these two ingredients will flush your system right through, leaving you energised and your skin smooth. So, why not make it into a tasty latte with some hemp milk for an added omega-boost, too? Your face will thank you for it.
OTHER NOTABLE MENTIONS: NO-NONSENSE NETTLE, PEPPERMINT & SPEARMINT WILL CLEAR UP EVERY COMPLEXION.
BEST FOR BOOSTING RADIANCE
Easily able to perform a 3-in-1, Oolong tea will not only give your body a vital injection of vitamins that combat ageing, but it’s also been known to treat skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as improve our skin's natural glow.
An all-round skin saviour, Turmeric is well-renowned for combatting acne, uneven skin tone and, of course, radiating the complexion. Like all of the herbs and botanicals mentioned, this golden spice is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, which keeps the skin clear, bright and blemish-free. In fact, if you research all the benefits, you’ll see that they go far beyond the skin. Turmeric is also good for your body on so many levels and, surprisingly, it makes a wonderful latte, too. Mix it with detoxifying Matcha or have it on its own with ginger and honey for the best and tastiest results.
OTHER NOTABLE MENTIONS: AMAZINGLY OMEGA-RICH ACAI AND REPAIRING AND REJUVENATING LACUMA
Oh, Mother Nature, how you are full of so many wonders! Now, where did I put my teacup…?