The 12 Best Herbal Teas For Youthful, Glowing Skin

You probably already know that drinking tea has loads of health benefits. But it turns out, drinking tea also has loads of skin benefits! “Studies have shown that antioxidants, polyphenols, and anti-inflammatory agents improve and maintain the health of the skin,” says Dr. John Diaz, board certified plastic surgeon. And “tea is a rich source of all of these.” 

And beauty experts can all agree that there are some major benefits from not only drinking tea, but using tea topically. “Tea is a superstar in the natural skincare world,” says Theresa Krier, founder of Big T NYC — a brand that makes curated and bespoke teas and tisanes. “[They’re] packed with a host of vitamins, amino acids, and catechins that work holistically to slow aging, stimulate collagen production, reduce body fat, and maintain healthy skin cells. Tea also combats dehydration, a major culprit of dull skin.”

It’s basically a flavorful way of getting enough fluid into your body each day along with skin-loving nutrients! Whether you drink one or two cups a day or apply brewed tea or extracts directly to your skin, there’s no doubt you’ll see some amazing results! Keep reading to find out which teas to add to your life for clear, youthful, glowing skin

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How To Update Your Skincare Routine For Fall

Your skincare routine is a lot like your wardrobe: A couple of times a year, you need to switch out the pieces that don’t fit for that particular season. So as you start incorporating your beloved leather moto jacket and corduroy jeans, don’t forget to switch things up with your skincare routine as well!

A change of season typically means a change in the way skin behaves, often resulting in dryness, breakouts, and a general lackluster appearance,” says celebrity aesthetician Renee Rouleau. And while she says you don’t have to do a complete overhaul of your skincare routine, “some minor tweaks [are necessary] to ensure that skins stays healthy during this seasonal change.”

So to make sure your transition is flawless, here a few tips for transitioning your beauty regimen from the late Summer heat to crisp Autumn chill.

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13 Superfoods For Healthy-Looking, Glowing Skin

I love sharing beauty tips on cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting my skin. But focusing on what I put in my body is just as important as what I put on it! And though I may not be able to control genetics or the natural process of aging (that would be awesome if I could!), I can control what lifestyle choices I make, including what I eat. 

Most of us have our go-to face wash and toner for radiant-looking skin. But if you really want glowing skin, it’s what you put into your body that really makes all the difference. Food is the building block that our bodies need to grow, develop and repair. And if we aren’t eating well, we are ultimately starving our cells — or at the very least, not giving them the proper nutrients they need to function at their best.

In a post on Camille StylesCamille’s personal dermatologist Elizabeth Geddes-Bruce, MD, MS says, “Dermatologists have long known that nutritional deficiencies often first manifest by changes in skin quality, and yet, we frequently fail to discuss with our patients the many benefits that diet can have on our skin.” Dr. Geddes-Bruce goes on to say that “what you eat can influence how your skin appears.”

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Want flawless, glowing skin? Read on to see my favorite superfoods for healthy-looking, glowing skin!

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17 Beach Bag Essentials

Hello Sunshine!

White sands, crashing waves and sunny rays . . . It’s beach season, my friends! But along with all the magical things the beach has to offer, there’s also painful sunburns, flaking lip and knotted hair. For as gorgeous and fun as a day at the beach can be, it’s often followed by a slew of bodily woes at the hands of the elements you were enjoying just a few hours before. So I’m making sure my beach bag is fully prepped with everything I need for a (chic) day in the sun!

Whether you’re heading out to the beach for some surf and sand, enjoying a relaxing day lounging out by the pool or spending the weekend out on the lake, these items will have you covered for all your Summer fun! Check out my 17 functional and affordable beach bag must-haves.

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9+ Products to Freshen Up Your Summer Skincare Routine

Summer is just a few days away which means days spent lounging by the pool, outdoor adventures and vacays to the beach! You’ve spent all Spring transitioning from flannels, sweaters and cold weather to tank tops, shorts, and warmer days filled with heat and humidity. But your wardrobe isn’t the only thing you should be switching up . . . Your Summer skincare routine needs to freshening up as well! No, it is not necessary to change every single item. A few adjustments and you’ll be showing off glowing, flawless skin all season long.

Sure, Summer is practically made for kicking back and relaxing. But it’s definitely not a time to slack off on your skincare routine. And as much as I love a sun-kissed glow, I also care about the health of my skin and the products that I use. Clean and clear skin is the first step toward having an overall healthy looking glow that so many of us crave. And while makeup can definitely help, without a good canvas to start on, makeup can only do so much.

Taking care of your skin can be quite the challenge: What do all those products do? How often should you use them? How do you pick what is best for you? Here’s my breakdown of some key products you totally need this Summer + how to use them correctly so you can keep your skin fresh, protected and glowing all Summer long! From weightless sunscreens to hydrating mists, scroll through for all the ways to freshen up your Summer skincare routine.

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