Not only is green tea loaded with skin-nourishing antioxidants, it has anti-inflammatory properties that can actually heal damaged skin and prevent blemishes. “It may help increase blood flow to the skin since it’s rich in epicatechin, an antioxidant found in red wine,” says Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, creator of BetterThanDieting.com and author of Read It Before You Eat It.
Oolong tea, a traditional Chinese tea is also beneficial. “It has been shown to help eczema sufferers,” says Lauren Slayton MS, RD, director of Foodtrainers and author of The Little Book of Thin. “It’s also a slight metabolic booster.”
Bonus: Green tea has super powerful antioxidants that may protect against cancer. Multiple studies have shown that people who drink green tea regularly have a lower risk of developing various types of cancer.