It’s a cycle; a terrible one. You go to work and your managers load you with a lot of work. Even retired men and women suffer from anxiety – we all do.
On top of that, external factors such as dealing with clients, colleagues, classmates, projects, relationships, etc. add to your mental stress.
You fail to realize it, but by now you are running on stress hormones. If the stress levels increase, your anxiety will rise and that, in turn, will develop horrid pimples which will remain there for days. Yes, adult acne is very real, and somewhat common.
At this point you have two major choices:
- Wear those pimples as a badge of honor.
- Work on curbing your stress and anxiety, thus diminishing your pimples.
Personally, we suggest the latter.
A common mechanism that a lot of people use to deal with stress and anxiety is by smoking or using medications. Though they are a quick way to get rid of your tensions, they still have a lot of negative side effects, plus smoking can just worsen your skin condition – not to mention cause cancer.
The best and most natural option is to drink a hot cup of tea. Tea not only provides you with a minimal amount of caffeine, just enough to keep you awake, but it also flushes the toxin out of your system which brings a lot of benefit to your mental health and skin.
First, let us see what types of teas help with stress and anxiety:
This is the first tea on the list of stress-reducing teas, primarily because of the high levels of menthols present in it. The menthols in the peppermint act as muscle relaxants which will help calm down your anxiety leaving you significantly less irritable. It lacks caffeine which makes it an amazing beverage to drink after a hectic day or right before bed.
After peppermint tea, chamomile tea is the one tea that will help you sleep as soon as you hit the bed. With natural relaxing ingredients, this has been a popular choice of tea among those who wish to unwind after a crazy day, or have trouble sleeping.
Passion Flower Tea
This tea is guaranteed to calm you down and get you to sleep. The flavone chrysin present in the tea acts as anti-anxiety agents that work hard to reduce your stress levels and induce you with peaceful sleep. However, it is best not to consume this tea with medicines, or if you are pregnant.
Now let us look at how tea can help us with acne:
Whenever you are brewing your tea for acne elimination, make sure to make enough for two cups. The first cup will be for drinking and the second cup will be for cleansing. You will let the second cup sit with the tea elements still present in it, then gather the tea with a cotton ball and sweep it across your face.
The three best teas to fight acne and other skin conditions are:
Chamomile tea: best for combating inflammatory acne along with rosacea.
Green tea: a superfood best for those with oily skin. This tea reduces sebum production, minimizes oiliness, and prevents acne-causing bacteria to infiltrate the skin.
Rooibos tea: this tea is best for those with dry skin. It cleans the pores and also moisturizes the skin at the same time.