September 21, 2023
As a naturopath, I’m always thinking about dietary and lifestyle recommendations to complement my organic skin care range. Drinking herbal teas has got to one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to further benefit skin. Not only do they taste great but the actives in herbs are absorbed and taken-up quicker than supplements.
As obvious as it may be, the water in tea also benefits dry skin, probably the most common skin complaint and a frequent contributor to the worsening of skin conditions.
Here are a few of my favourite herbal teas and skin issues they can assist with.
Chamomile – Eczema
This little white and yellow flower has got ‘calm’ written all over it. It has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy actions which make it the perfect tea for anyone suffering from eczema. It also has gentle antimicrobial properties which help prevent eczema from becoming infected. And because it’s so gentle, its suitable for all ages, from infants to elderly.
Tip: you can find chamomile, as well as other anti-inflammatory herbs in our new Relax Herbal Tea
Spearmint – Hormonal Acne
This cousin to peppermint has a milder flavour but packs more punch health-wise. In fact, spearmint has shown great promise for helping clear acne, in particular hormonal acne. Spearmint can help to reduce androgen levels in the body, which can assist with hormonal acne.
Tip: you can find spearmint, as well as other digestive herbs in our new Digest Herbal Tea
Echinacea – Non Hormonal Acne
If I was to pick one herb for acne, it would be Echinacea. This ancient American herb has been used for centuries for its immune-boosting capabilities but it also holds great benefits for skin issues, particularly acne. Echinacea has been shown to inhibit the proliferation of bacteria known to cause acne and reduce bacteria-induced inflammation.
Tip: you can find echinacea, as well as other immune herbs in our new Immune Herbal Tea
Green tea – All Skin Issues
Top of my list is green tea because it offers benefits for skin on so many levels. It has extremely potent anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce redness and irritation, making it helpful for eczema, rosacea and psoriasis sufferers. Its anti-microbial action can also benefit those with acne. Rich in antioxidants, this well-researched plant has also been shown to reduce the DNA damage responsible for skin cancer.
Herbal tea is such an easy - and delicious - way to improve your skin's health. Which one will you choose?
Naturopath & Founder
February 19, 2024
Rosacea is a skin condition caused by excessive inflammation and vascular dysfunction. This means that the capillaries on the face become enlarged and cause frequent blushing and redness, particularly on the cheeks, nose and forehead.
It causes a feeling of burning or stinging, and is likened to having sun or wind burn ALL THE TIME. But there are things you can do (and not do) to reduce your symptoms and keep rosacea under control.
January 23, 2024
December 21, 2023
The summer holidays are almost here and for many of us it's time to think about packing our bags for a little time away, if not a little time out. When I'm packing for our 2 week annual beach holiday it has to be simple and light-weight. I don’t have the space nor the time to spend hours on my skin and so I make sure to only include products which will keep my skin in top shape, quick smart.