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Fall Prescription: A Nice Hot Cup of Radiance

 

Herbal teas have been enjoyed for their therapeutic effect for centuries. Teas are loaded with natural, radiance boosting benefits for health and skin—antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial flavonoids and phenols. And as an added bonus, taking time for a cup of tea is a great way to relax. More relaxing means less stress. Less stress means younger looking skin. So if you’re looking for a little fall radiance reboot, a hot sip just might be the hot tip.

 

 

For An Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory Boost

Curcumin, the active component in the colorful turmeric root, which is a staple in Indian cooking, is a powerful antioxidant, as well as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. It’s has been shown to be beneficial in reducing some skin diseases like psoriasis and vitiligo. It’s also got a wide range of health benefits including protection from arthritis, join pain and headaches. It’s good for mind, body and skin.

 

For That Overall Glow

Rich in antioxidant polyphenols, green tea is a popular ingredient in cosmetics for its anti-aging benefits. Those benefits are magnified when ingested. A 12-week double-blind study involving the daily consumption of green tea showed positive effects on skin’s structural characteristics including increased elasticity and density, improved barrier function, and an increase in blood flow and oxygen delivery to the skin. Green tea is your glow-to beverage for all around better skin health.

 

For Youthfulness

Ginger Tea has long been known for its ability to ease an upset stomach making it a good choice if you’re pregnant and experiencing morning sickness. Studies show that ginger can also lower blood sugar, which is good for your health, but also good for your skin. That’s because glucose breaks down the collagen and elastin that give skin its firmness. Known as glycation, this process is accelerated by high levels of blood sugar. Ginger is also known to be revitalizing and energizing. Ginger’s zing might be just the thing to revive your skin and your spirit.

 

For A Refreshed Radiance

Known for its calming and soothing effects, chamomile tea has been used as a sleep enhancer for centuries. Studies have shown it to have a mild sedative effect. A little cup before bed can help you get a restful night’s sleep and we all know how important a good night’s sleep is for keeping skin looking healthy and radiant, and for avoiding tired, baggy eyes. Chamomile is also known for it’s anti-inflammatory effects. Score another point for radiance.

 

 

If you take your tea topically, try Vivant’s Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser for a gently, clarifying wash that brightens skin, promotes collagen and elastin production and provides antioxidant protection against harmful free radicals.