#1 Skincare Tip: Drink Rooibos Tea!

Posted by Brenda Smit-James on

If there is only one new skincare tip you introduce today let it be this: drink Rooibos tea! In fact, this is my #1 skincare tip.

Woman drinking Rooibos tea

Drink Rooibos tea!

We all know that we should drink eight glasses of water a day for skincare and body health, but how many of us do?

I think that part of the problem is that we find drinking water boring and so we don’t come close to consuming enough healthy liquids. An easy way to change that is to drink Rooibos infused water.

If there is only one habit that you adopt to care for your skin, let it be this one.

Water is vital to our bodies. We need it to hydrate skin cells, organs and tissues. We need it to eliminate toxins and body waste, helping our skins to glow. We need it to help digest our food and regulate our body temperature, putting a spring in our step. And, of course, the good news is that it helps with weight loss too!

I was a very sporadic water drinker. Once upon a time I drank a lot of black tea and zero glasses of water. Black tea does not count because, like coffee, it is a diuretic which means that it causes you to pass urine more often. It can cause dehydration as well as sap iron from your body, at least it did for me. As a result, any benefit from the water in black tea is virtually nil.

That is why Rooibos tea is so good for you! Not only is it not a diuretic, it also allows the water in the tea to perform all its necessary functions, and it adds all the amazing anti-oxidants benefits of Rooibos.

Two simple ways to increase your Rooibos water intake:

1. Develop a hydration routine. If you have a set routine, drinking water becomes a habit. I simply start my water drinking routine with a cup of Rooibos tea after I wake up. I drink a second up of Rooibos tea (always without milk) before I hop in the shower.

I always have a teapot filled with Rooibos tea on my kitchen counter reminding me to drink Rooibos tea during the day: at least one with lunch, one mid-afternoon, and one before dinner. I also like to drink a glass of water before I go to bed to combat the natural loss of water during sleep. In this way I am averaging up to six cups of Rooibos tea and water a day without even thinking about it.

Remember, you can drink Rooibos hot, cold and at room temperature. It also never gets too strong and bitter like black tea can. One Rooibos tea bag steeped in a teapot with hot water will turn out four cups of anti-oxidant rich Rooibos infused water that you can drink at any temperature you choose.

Personally, I find that this routine makes caring for my skin and body by staying hydrated a cinch. 

Selection of Rooibos teas

2. Choose one of our Annique Rooibos teas for additional benefits.

Regular Rooibos tea is all you need to take care of your skin. Apart from our box of 80 tea bags, you can also choose our Simply Rooibos tea in a box of 20 tea bags.

But don’t stop there!

What about these additional benefits from our Rooibos & Herb teas?

Slower metabolism is a major cause of weight gain for mid-life women. It has been for me. Annique’s Rooibos and Fennel tea is my secret weapon against weight gain.

Struggling with repeat bladder infections? Look no further than our Rooibos and Buchu tea to help with bladder and kidney health. I always start my Mondays off with a pot of Annique’s Rooibos and Buchu tea. It is a reset button after any weekend indulgences.

Looking for a nighttime routine for a better night’s sleep? Then snag a box of Annique’s Rooibos and Melissa Leaf tea. This Night Rest tea is a firm favourite for getting some extra ZZZZZs and hydrating your skin at the same time.

Being reminded to drink water for good skincare and health often sounds boring and over said, why not liven it up with five different ways to drink your Rooibos tea!

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