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Herbal Teas Which Help With Acne And Other Skin Issues

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For curing skin problems such as acne, we usually prefer natural remedies over synthesized products for mild cases. We look out for new, easy and creative ways to achieve a clearer and healthier skin. Herbal teas are more than the regular tea, especially when it comes to skin problems. Here we suggest some herbal you can inculcate in your routine to treat your skin ailments.

Turmeric Tea

The prime component of turmeric is curcumin. Turmeric possesses anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant properties because of curcumin. Owing to these properties, turmeric is profoundly as a home remedy for various internal and external conditions. Not having any side effects is strong reason behind its prominent use. Besides the advantages of its external application, turmeric tea is also yields great benefits by strengthening skin’s health and immunity.

How to make Turmeric Tea:

  1. Boil 3-4 cups of water.
  2. Add to 2 teaspoons of turmeric to the boiling water.
  3. Stir it for around 5-10 minutes.
  4. Strain the tea into a glass or mug.
  5. Add honey, fresh lemon drops, or orange juice or milk to enhance the taste.

Green Tea


Green tea contains plant-based compounds known as catechins, also known as polyphenols. These catechins give anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and antimicrobial properties to green tea. The catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) present in green tea is a real fighter. EGCG helps cure acne and rosacea, reduces production of sebum, prevents growth of acne causing bacteria, and increases the mineral content of the body. The matcha green tea is even more beneficial than traditional old green tea as it contains 137 times more amount of antioxidants than the usual green tea.

How to make Green Tea:

There are several methods to make amazing green tea. We list down the 3 best ones for you:

Method 1 (Using Tea Bags):

  1. Boil water in a stove and the let it cool for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Place a green tea bag in the tea cup. Use the ratio 1 teabag for every 240ml of water.
  3. Pour the hot water in a cup.
  4. Brew the tea bag in the cup for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add lemon or honey to flavor it as per your taste.

Method 2 (Using Loose Green Tea Leaves):

  1. Heat water almost up to its boiling point.
  2. Put 1 teaspoon (approx. 2g) of loose green tea in a tea pot.
  3. Pour the water in the tea pot.
  4. Let the tea brew in the tea pot for 2 minutes.
  5. Strain the tea in a glass or a mug.
  6. Add lemon or honey for flavor.

Method 3 (Matcha Green Tea):

  1. Put a mesh strainer above a matcha tea bowl.
  2. Add 1.5 teaspoons (approx.. 2g) of matcha green tea powder from the strainer into the bowl. Sift it.
  3. Heat water slightly below its boiling point.
  4. Add hot water to the tea bowl.
  5. Stir the mixture for a minute.
  6. Your matcha green tea is ready to drink. Drink it while it’s still hot.

Ginger Tea

Besides battling an upset stomach, ginger also fights against existing acne. This is primarily due to the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of the gingerol compounds present in ginger. Apart from these, ginger is also protective against heart disease, helps manage obesity, and strengthens overall immunity.

How to make Ginger Tea:

  1. Make a few thin slices from fresh ginger.
  2. Add the slices to a bowl of water.
  3. Heat and boil the mixture for five minutes.
  4. Strain the tea to a glass or mug.
  5.  Add lemon or honey to flavor it as per your taste.

Spearmint Tea


Spearmint is usually used to treat indigestion, nausea and gastric problems. But it is also very effective in treating acne and maintaining a healthy skin. It consists of a significant amount of antioxidant compounds like rosmarinic acid, flavones and flavanones like limonene and menthol. It reduces the testosterone levels in women during their menstrual cycles. This way it prevents acne happening in women during their menstruals due to testosterone. Spearmint also has antimicrobial properties.

How to make Spearmint Tea:

  1. Boil one or two cups of water.
  2. Put off the heat source after water reaches boiling point.
  3. Add a handful of spearmint leaves to the water.
  4. Cover the vessel and let the tea brew for five minutes.
  5. Stain the tea to a cup or mug. It is ready to drink.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea is popular as one the best teas to treat acne. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and antimicrobial properties. It helps fading of spots, removing acne scars and combats its breakout. It also protects the skin from free-radical damage. Moreover, chamomile tea can be used as natural skin bleach, as an anti-ageing remedy, and to treat sunburns and under-eye dark circles. Owing to its healing properties, it can also act as anti-septic while treating wounds.

How to make Chamomile Tea:

  1. Boil water in a stove and the let it cool for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Place a chamomile tea bag in the tea cup. Use the ratio 1 teabag for every 240ml of water.
  3. Pour the hot water in a cup.
  4. Brew the tea bag in the cup for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add lemon, honey, milk, sugar or fruit to flavor it as per your taste.


Stinging Nettle Tea

Stinging Nettle Tea is laced with detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also rich in Vitamin B, Vitamin K, selenium and zinc minerals and several polyphenols. It helps the body retain water and prevents the drying up of skin. Besides promoting a healthy, natural and clearer skin, it aids the regulation of blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

How to make Stinging Nettle Tea:

  1. Heat water almost up to its boiling point.
  2. Put 1 teaspoon (approx. 2g) of stinging nettle tea in a tea pot.
  3. Pour the water in the tea pot.
  4. Let the tea brew in the tea pot for 2 minutes.
  5. Strain the tea in a glass or a mug.
  6. Add honey, cinnamon, or stevia for flavor if you like.

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