By Kate Downes, LAc TCM Practitioner
Want a simple way to make your skin look more radiant and healthy? Take a tea break!
Drinking herbal teas is a gentle yet powerful way to fuel your skin with nutrients and anxitoxidants in just a matter of minutes. Along with soothing skin irritation, they also improve circulation, hydrate, and give your mind and body a healthy boost.
Here you’ll find the three best herbal teas for naturally radiant skin, along with our favorite tips and rituals for using them.
The Best Herbal Teas for Glowing, Radiant Skin
1. Chrysanthemum Tea
Chrysanthemum tea has been used in ancient healing practices (like Traditional Chinese Medicine) for thousands of years. It is a cooling and anti-inflammatory herbal tea that helps to maintain good health and soothe irritation.
Chrysanthemum is great for reducing any signs of redness, inflammation, and itching when it comes to the skin (especially for anyone struggling with eczema or psoriasis). You can drink this tea or apply it topically to the skin as a soothing facial mist or toner.
More holistically, chrysanthemum tea helps reduce stress and oxidative damage in the body. It promotes healthy digestion and relaxation.
Try it! Earthwise Beauty Chrysanthemum Tea
Rose, or mei gui hua, is a treasured herb used for soothing the mind and body. In Chinese medicine, it is said to “calm the Liver,” meaning it relieves stress and eases anxiety.
Rose has many benefits for the skin as well. It is considered one of the best teas for fighting acne and aging. It has a soothing effect on the skin when taken internally or applied topically to the skin itself.
Pink Moon’s Celestial Sun Brew takes the power of rose tea and blends it with rose hips, lemon peel, and holy basil (tulsi) for even more skin-boosting benefits. Drink as a tisane to cool inflammation, calm stress, and feed your skin with healing antioxidants and nutrients.
Alternatively, you can use this 4-in-1 brew as a facial steam or hydrosol to calm breakouts and soothe your skin. Use it as a hair rise to nourish the scalp, prevent dandruff, and naturally support healthy hair growth.
Hibiscus tea is tart, refreshing, and packed with nutrients. It is one of the most popular beauty teas out there, and for a good reason! It is rich in all the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals your skin needs to thrive (including vitamin C, calcium, and beta carotene). You can also use hibiscus tea topically as a pore-tightening toner and a strengthening hair mist.
As a tart/sour flavor, hibiscus tea supports the Liver (wood) system in Chinese medicine. It improves detoxification and digestion, which means clearer skin and brighter eyes.
Because hibiscus naturally boosts your energy, it is the perfect replacement for your afternoon coffee. Not only does it hydrate and heal your skin throughout the day, but it also keeps you focused and alert.
Try it! Earthwise Beauty Hibiscus Herbal Tea
You’re Invited to a Wellness Tea Party!
How you prepare for bed can make a huge difference in how healthy you are - mind, body, and skin. Unfortunately, many people want to embrace a healthy nighttime ritual, but they don’t know where to start.
Join us on November 11th for a casual evening tea party to restore your mind and body before bed. Our host, Rebecca Casciano, will lead us through her favorite evening rituals: a meditation session, journaling activity, and breathwork exercises.
Then Pink Moon’s founder, Lin Chen, will share all about gua sha and do a brief demo. We’ll wrap up with a delicious tea tasting and goodnight send-off.
Come in your PJs and enjoy an evening of well-deserved self-care!
Meet Your Host
Rebecca Casciano is a sacred beauty coach and plant-based makeup artist. She is the founder of The Sacred Beauty Collective, an inclusive, virtual membership community for women to discover their inner and outer beauty through self-love, sisterhood, and spirituality.