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Fancy a Cuppa? So does your Skin!

Fancy a Cuppa? So does your Skin!

July 14, 2022

Healthy, glowing skin is as much about what goes into your body as it is about the products you choose to apply externally.

If you’re using nutrient-rich, and all natural ingredients AKA, all of our products here at Baja Basics, then you want to show your internal body this same kind of love.

Everything you eat or drink has an impact on how your skin looks and feels, and if you’re noticing any kind of skin woes yet using beautiful products but filling up on processed foods then that may just be your big culprit.

Your products and your foods work synergistically together so it’s always important to make wise choices.

One easy way you can immediately start showing your body, as well as your skin, some serious love is through tea. Yup, that’s right! By drinking more tea you can start to reduce inflammation so you can enjoy more radiant and glowing skin!

Of course, it’s also an excellent way to keep your skin cells plump and hydrated without having to drink plain ol’ water all day long!

Keep reading for 3 of our all time favorite teas that boast some serious skin perks! We’ll include a fun way you can use the tea on your skin externally too so you can make the most out of every bag!


Part of the daisy family, this lovely, floral tea is known for its ability to soothe frazzled nerves, manage insomnia and even provide relief when your tummy is unsettled. 

Chamomile has powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties when applied externally to the skin and it can help to gently brighten the skin as well.

You can cool used chamomile tea bags in the fridge and gently rub them over the skin as a natural toner before applying your facial serums and oils.

Here’s a fun mask you can whip up that includes aloe, a truly magical ingredient in our opinion!

What you’ll need:

  • One brewed chamomile tea bag
  • 1 tablespoon fresh aloe pulp (You can easily pick up an aloe leaf at most grocery stores)


  • Brew up a cup of strong chamomile tea and allow the tea bag to cool. Ideally, you want it quite cold so place it in the fridge before using. 
  • Once cooled, gently wipe the tea bag all over your face, the same way you would use a cotton pad to apply toner. 
  • Slice open your aloe plant and scrape some fresh aloe pulp directly out of the leaf. (the stuff in the stores is full of preservatives, so fresh is best) and massage into your skin.
  • Leave on for 20-30 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water and following up with your facial oil of choice. 

Green tea

Green tea is packed in antioxidants, specifically polyphenols, as well as tannins, a natural astringent. Antioxidants fight signs of aging while tannins help to tighten the pores and prove gentle exfoliating properties

Polyphenols help to fight acne-causing bacteria, as well as reduce redness-associated inflammation, making green tea one you want to be sure to sip on every day. It is quite high in caffeine so stick to it earlier in the day, it’s great as an alternative to coffee or anytime you need a pick-me-up.

We love using green tea as a toner. Brew up a cup or two of strong green tea. Allow to cool in the fridge. Transfer the cooled tea into a spray bottle and spritz on before your serums and oils or anytime your skin seems a little dull.

Lavender Tea

This is another beautiful and soothing tea to sip on when you need to relax, especially after any kind of stress or to help you drift off to sleep.

Like chamomile, lavender has excellent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to soothe troubled skin when applied externally, as well as protect against pigmentation from UV damage.

Place used lavender tea bags in the fridge and place them gently over your eyes to soothe tired eyes and help you to relax in the best way possible!

Of course the chilled tea can be used all over your face too. 

We hope we have inspired you to add these gorgeous brews to your daily ritual! We love hearing from you so if you have any of your own favorite teas or tips to share with us please do so in the comments!




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