When I wake up in the morning there is nothing that can make me feel like I’m walkin’ on sunshine quite like a delicious cup of detox tea. It’s just a wonderful way to awaken the senses, before diving into the day. Are you looking for a recipe for a good detox tea? Read on for more info on a great detox tea for healthy skin!
Ok so there are quite a few different herbal teas out there, and regular tea leaf teas. Green tea is supposed to be great for acne & acne scarring, but for religious reasons, I don’t drink green tea. Herbal tea had been really my main focus. Oh and first of all I am not a doctor, so please consult with your doctor before taking herbal teas, to see if they are right for you! I know some people who use blood thinners need to stay away from certain teas, so always know what you are using!
First lets look at some common herbal teas used for skin health & detox:
Ok so there are different reasons why each of these are great for skin and healing acne, whether it is their detoxing properties, anti- inflammatory, antioxidents, ect. I wont go to much into each tea, you can check out your local health food store, and ask around, see what they have and what works for you. I would recommend starting with some kind of basic detox tea (for liver & kidneys, or even skin specifically) Yogi makes a inexpensive one, that has a great mixture of most the ingredients above, I would start with something that is all over detoxing and has a mix of a little bit of everything, and from there you can add on whatever your skin needs (but for acne, I would recommend the Roobious or redclover, they are some of the most common acne fighter teas).
SO here is what I do, try it out, and see if it works for you!
Basically first thing in the morning, usually 7am- 7:30am I wake up, first thing get 1 cup of water boiling, then add my tea bags (most teas you can drink about 8-10 cups a day, So I would make sure TOTAL you are not drinking more than that) I usually put about 4 tea bags in my boiling water (Usually 1 detox tea, 1 red clover, 1 roobious, and 1 hibiscus. ) I place a spoon over the bags so they sink to the bottom of the cup, pour in a little lemon juice, and some ACV, and if using hibiscous, I place a lid/plate over the cup, because I read somewhere you don’t want to herb to evaporate, I don’t know, I just do it. I let them sit for 20 min, or until the tea is room temperature (if you enjoy the flavor of the tea you can drink it hot, but me, I still don’t LOVE the taste, so I like to let it cool, then down it. I also save the tea bags and once they are cooled, I like to do a morning tea mask, basically you rub the tea bags all over your face, then wash it off in 20 min or so.
AT night I usually do 1 detox tea (or one healthy skin tea), 1 roobious, one red clover & 1 chamomile (which is supposed to relax/ help sleep) Again I add some lemon juice, and once done save the tea bags and so a quick facial.
So that is basically it, try it out, start with a detox tea, and slowly add on other herbs if you want! Let me know what you guys try and how you like it!