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Happy Skincare Saturday!

The Purely Primal Skincare Guide isn’t just about what you put on your skin. It’s about healing your skin from the inside out. You can’t change the outside without also changing the inside. This means changing what you eat AND drink.

As many of you know, tea is excellent for your skin! There are many different plant-derived and herbal teas to choose from – whether it’s green, black, white, rooibos, or chamomile.

But different skin-enhancing teas provide different specific benefits.

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#1: Antioxidants

All herbal teas contain polyphenols or flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants.  Antioxidants are used by your body to protect and heal cells, and promote a healthy glow.

Tea is much richer in antioxidants than fruits and vegetables. However, not all types of tea contain the same amount of antioxidants. Some are much higher in antioxidant content than others. Oolong, black, and green tea all come from the same plant, but they are processed differently. For example, green tea is known for being particularly high in antioxidants. Rooibos is another antioxidant-rich tea. We like Davidson’s Tea and The Republic of Tea’s Get Gorgeous, which are both rooibos-based teas that have an exceptionally high antioxidant and mineral content.

#2: Digestion

As Liz discusses in the Purely Primal Skincare Guide, everything has to be working properly on the inside for you to look good on the outside.

Digestion is key! Herbs, tinctures, and teas are natural remedies that have been used by people around the world for centuries. They tend to work with your body’s natural abilities, supporting and strengthening them.  A good herbal tea will support liver detox and healthy digestion. We recommend Traditional Medicinals Chamomile,  Mint and Dandelion Root. Also, teas that contain licorice, ginger, and fennel – like Yogi Tea’s Stomach Ease (which does contain barley malt) can be helpful.

#3: Detoxification

For optimal health, the body needs to release all the harmful toxins that are absorbed throughout the day. This process is called detoxification!

There are many great teas that can help support the liver and detoxification process, but individual needs may vary. Dandelion and nettles are often found in liver-support tea. A great detox tea is Chamomile (also aids in digestion), as it’s known for its calming and soothing properties. You may also try The Republic of Tea’s  Get Clean Detox. Another good option is Yogi Tea’s Skin Detox, which is a light green tea that is combined with hibiscus and red clover to help purify the skin and support a healthy glow.

Do you drink tea? What’s your favorite tea? Hop on over to Facebook or Twitter and let us know!

Thanks for reading!

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