A lovely cup of tea can soothe the mind, body, and soul on many different levels. Each sip relaxes, beautifies, and nourishes the body to encourage glowing skin and better health. It can be a wonderful ritual that you look forward to each day. It is a moment to pause, be present, and let the worries of the day slip away. It is an opportunity to nourish your beauty from within.
Each step of the tea preparation is important to ensure you get the maximum benefits with each sip. The teakettle you use to prepare your daily cup of tea is a significant health and beauty factor. Many teakettles on the market are made with harmful materials that can leech toxins and accelerate the biological aging process. A harmful material commonly found in many teakettles is Aluminum which may leech aluminum salts into your tea, disrupting the body's mineral balance. Aluminum is also a neurotoxin that can negatively influence brain health over time. Electric Teakettles have parts made with plastic exposed to the water when heated, which can leech into the water and negatively affect your health. BPA, BPS, BPF, and phthalates can leech rather quickly when exposed to heat, and it is best to avoid these in your teakettle.
A healthy alternative is the Xtrema 2.5-Quart Retro Teakettle made from pure ceramic.
Toxins and Aging
The appearance of our hair, skin, and nails reflects internal health, and harmful chemicals such as those found in mainstream teakettles can affect how we look and feel. Teakettles are often an overlooked area that can contribute many toxins to the body each day due to the frequency in which they are used. The increase in harmful chemicals can speed up the biological aging process affecting one's appearance. A lifetime of toxic exposure can decrease the body's natural ability to eliminate toxins causing premature aging and disease. Reducing your exposure to toxins is a powerful way to support graceful aging.
An effective way to encourage healthier skin and hair is with a beauty from within approach. Reducing your exposure to the toxins you are most frequently exposed to, such as those found in many teakettles and cookware, will take a heavy burden off your body, and allow your natural beauty to shine through.
A great place to start is replacing the products you use every day with healthier options. The 2.5-Quart Retro Tea Kettle by Xtrema is an excellent option to ensure you are getting all the beauty benefits from your tea without increasing toxins. The Retro Teakettle is stylish and looks beautiful on the stovetop, is non toxic, and can hold a lot of water to make large batches of beauty teas. It also retains heat well so that you can prepare multiple cups of tea throughout your morning routine. You can rest assured knowing that your teakettle is supporting your health and beauty each time you use it. It is perfect for preparing beauty teas rich in nutrients to encourage healthy, radiant skin with each sip.
Beauty teas have a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can nourish our appearance from the inside out. Regularly drinking beauty teas can encourage more radiant skin, minimize the signs of fine lines and wrinkles, encourage collagen and elastin production for supple skin, and encourage healthy hair growth. They can also promote better digestion which is essential for absorbing the nutrients to support healthy skin and hair.
You can sip your way to healthier hair, skin, and nails.
Correctly preparing tea is a critical step to ensure you get the maximum benefits. The temperature of the water used in the preparation process can significantly influence each tea's health and beauty properties. Water that is too hot can reduce the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help nourish your beauty from within.
Follow These Tips for the Healthiest Cup of Tea
1.) Use a Non Toxic Teakettle such as the Xtrema Retro Teakettle. You will want your tea to be rich in nutritional beauty benefits, not toxins.
2.) Use filtered water. It is always essential to use clean filtered water to make the healthiest cup of tea.
3.) Use the correct water temperature to ensure you are not compromising your tea's health and beauty benefits. A great way to do this is to use a thermometer to check the water temperature before brewing your tea. You may need to pour the water from the teakettle into another mug to make it easier and to let it cool if necessary.
4.) Use a non toxic cup or teacup to enjoy your tea. Many teacups, especially those that are colored or older, can contain lead and other heavy metals. A healthier option is a double-walled glass mug or a mason jar.
5.) If you enjoy a little sweetness in your tea, opt for healthy options such as organic honey, manuka honey, monk fruit, yacon root syrup, and date syrup.
6.) Choose Organic Tea to avoid pesticide exposure. Many of the teas on the market contain pesticides and other harmful chemicals.
7.) When possible, choose loose leaf tea to avoid the glues and chemicals found in teabags. Most tea bags are whitened with chlorine bleach unless stated otherwise. Loose-leaf tea can be more affordable, better for the environment, and a healthier option than using tea bags. Plus, they are beautiful to look at it if you store them in clear glass jars.
8.) Enjoy your tea in a calm, relaxed state to allow it to nourish your mind and beauty.
Top 10 Beauty Teas for Glowing Skin
Try making these delicious beauty teas in the 2.5-Quart Retro Tea Kettle for a healthy skin boost and glow from within. Each sip will encourage healthier and more vibrant skin while helping to minimize the signs of aging.
Beauty Benefits: Hibiscus is known as the "anti aging plant," it can inhibit the activity of the enzyme elastase which can break down elastin in the skin. Regularly drinking hibiscus tea can provide firmer, younger, supple, and radiant skin. Hibiscus is incredibly rich in vitamin C, which promotes collagen and elastin for a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Hibiscus is also a rich source of antioxidants. Think of antioxidants as your skin's best friend that help to fight free radicals that can cause damage. The rich source of antioxidants found in hibiscus tea can help slow the signs of aging while encouraging healthier skin.
Water Temperature: 158-167 F
Beauty Benefits: Tusi tea (also known as Holy Basi) is an adaptogenic herb that can help the body adapt to stress. It is an incredibly nourishing herb that can soothe the mind and body for increased wellness and vibrancy. We all suffer from stress and anxiety from time to time and consuming a beautiful cup of Tulsi tea can help to relieve your worries and encourage beauty from within. Keeping your stress levels in check is an essential part of any health and beauty routine. Chronic stress can take its toll on the skin leading to blemishes, dark circles under the eyes, and may even accelerate the aging process so regularly drinking a cup of Tuli tea can help you to look and feel better. It is also a great source of antioxidants that can prevent premature aging.
Water Temperature: 200-212 F
Matcha Green Tea
Beauty Benefits: Matcha tea is an antioxidant powerhouse with 12 times more antioxidants than regular green tea, which means, hello, gorgeous skin! The more antioxidants you consume daily, the healthier your skin will look. So, drink up! It is also rich in chlorophyll, a green pigment found in plants that promote healthier skin, hair, and nails, along with rich L-theanine properties to encourage focus, calmness, and balanced energy to keep you glowing all day. Water Temperature: 145-175 F
Beauty Benefits: This beauty tea is balancing, delicious, calming, and encourages more vibrant skin with each sip. Rose tea is a fantastic source of vitamin C which aids in collagen production, a protein essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails. The natural sedative properties of rose can soothe the nervous system to promote a restful night of beauty sleep so you can wake up and glow all day. Rose is also known for supporting a healthy hormonal balance resulting in fewer breakouts. Rose tea can be enjoyed on its own or mixed with many other teas to increase the health and beauty benefits.
Water Temperature: 158-165 F
Beauty Benefits: Oolong tea is a black tea that can rejuvenate the skin and prevent premature aging when consumed regularly due to its rich antioxidant, vitamin, and mineral content. It also helps to detoxify the body and improve digestion for a healthy glow from within.
Water Temperature: 180-190 F
Beauty Benefits: Rooibos is a tea that everyone should make part of their health and beauty routine. It is packed full of skin glowing antioxidants, delicious, caffeine-free, and naturally encourages more beautiful skin and hair. Rooibos tea has remarkably high amounts of antioxidants, which help neutralize free radical damage to the skin to fight the signs of aging. It is also extremely high in zinc and alpha-hydroxy acids.
Water Temperature: 212 F
Beauty Benefits: Many people struggle with skin discoloration, rosacea, eczema, acne, and blemishes which can take a toll on their self-confidence. White tea is a fantastic beauty tonic that can help to reduce skin irritation and inflammation, prevent premature aging by reducing free radical damage, and reduce acne when consumed regularly. Also, white tea contains high amounts of phenols, which can help strengthen collagen and elastin for a more youthful appearance. White tea is low in caffeine and rich in L theanine, making it perfect for an extra pep in your step, focus, and a healthy glow from within.
Water Temperature: 180-185 F
Beauty Benefits: Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe the digestive tract while reducing inflammation. A healthy gut is vital for absorbing vitamins and minerals, which encourage gorgeous skin and hair. An excellent way to prepare ginger tea is to peel and slice one thumb of ginger, simmer it for 20 minutes, and then strain and enjoy after meals. Regularly drinking ginger tea can help to improve digestive health while encouraging more vibrancy and beauty.
Water Temperature: 200-212 F
Beauty Benefits: Stress is one of the top beauty zappers out there, so sipping on chamomile tea at night can be an excellent way to promote a deeper sense of relaxation and calmness to ensure you get your beauty sleep. Snuggle up with a good book and a teacup full of chamomile tea for a blissful night's rest so you can wake up and shine your natural beauty out into the world.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees F
Dandelion Root Tea
Beauty Benefits: Dandelion root tea is highly nutritious and has a rich concentration of vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, along with minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Dandelion is known for being supportive of the liver and is excellent for clearing out excess toxins for a healthy body. A congested liver can lead to skin and health issues overtime so regularly sipping on dandelion root tea is a delicious way to encourage more natural vibrancy. Dandelion root tea can be prepared with a plant-based milk, cinnamon, and a bit of honey as a caffeine free liver supporting latte. It is tasty and encourages glowing skin from within.
Water Temperature: 175 F
Living a healthier lifestyle is one of the best ways to encourage a healthy appearance. Allow your natural beauty to shine through by switching to non toxic cookware and incorporating more beauty teas into your daily routine. And never forget that your daily habits are the ones that can have the most significant influence on your health and appearance. Investing the time and effort into making healthier swaps for the products you use every day is one of the best ways to look and feel your best.
Make Xtrema Cookware part of your daily wellness routine.