The Best skin whitening teas 

Skin whitening teas can be organic, they could be processed, whichever way it is as long as it’s effective.  Skin whitening teas are teas taken into the body to help with skin complexion. If you want brighter complexion, taking these teas regularly will help make your skin brighter and smoother. I’m writing from experience and scientific evidence. Yes, I’m going to link to scientific research that supports the skin lightening properties of all the organic teas on this list. As for the processed tea, I wrote a review on it which you can check out below.

Processed Skin Whitening Tea

1. Wins Town skin whitening tea

Wins Town skin whitening tea, is a popular whitening tea made in China marketed here in Nigeria. It is said to fade spots, clear acne, lighten the skin and detox the body when taken.

Ingredients;

1. Double Red Rose:

– Benefits: Rich in antioxidants, may promote skin health, and could have anti-inflammatory properties.

– Side Effects: Generally safe, but some individuals may be allergic.

2. Burdock Root:

-Benefits: Known for potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. May support skin health and digestion.

-Side Effects: Generally considered safe, but may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.

3. Rhubarb:

-Benefits: Traditionally used for digestive issues. Contains antioxidants and may have anti-inflammatory properties.

-Side Effects: Excessive consumption can lead to diarrhea. Not recommended for pregnant women.

4. American Ginseng:

-Benefits: Adaptogenic herb that may help reduce stress, boost energy, and support immune function.

-Side Effects: May interact with certain medications, and high doses could lead to insomnia or digestive issues.

5. Orange Fruit:

– Benefits: High in vitamin C and antioxidants, supporting immune health and overall well-being.

– Side Effects: Generally safe, but excessive consumption may cause digestive discomfort.

6. Licorice Root:

-Benefits: Has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Traditionally used for digestive and respiratory issues.

-Side Effects: Prolonged use or high doses can lead to potassium imbalance and elevated blood pressure.

7. White Poria:

-Benefits: Used in traditional Chinese medicine for its potential anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating effects.

-Side Effects: Generally considered safe, but individual reactions vary.

8. Angelica:

– Benefits: Traditionally used to address female reproductive issues and digestive problems.

– Side Effects: Some individuals may experience allergic reactions.

9. Mulberry Leaf:

– Benefits: May help regulate blood sugar levels and possess antioxidant properties.

– Side Effects: Generally safe, but may interact with diabetes medications.

10. Lophatherum Gracile:

– Benefits: Often used in traditional Chinese medicine for its potential diuretic and anti-inflammatory effects.

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– Side Effects: Limited information, generally considered safe in moderate amounts.

11. Jasmine:

-Benefits: Contains antioxidants and may have calming effects.

– Side Effects: Generally safe, but some individuals may be sensitive to jasmine fragrance.

12. Lemon:

– Benefits: High in vitamin C and antioxidants, supports immune health and digestion.

-Side Effects: Generally safe, but excessive consumption may erode tooth enamel.

13. Angelica Dahurica:

-Benefits: Used in traditional medicine for various purposes, including anti-inflammatory effects.

 

Organic Skin Whitening Teas

1. Chamomile Tea:

– Properties: Known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, chamomile inhibits the production of melanin in the skin

How to use it

1. Chamomile Tea Toner:

– Brew chamomile tea and let it cool.

– Apply the cooled tea to your face using a cotton ball as a toner.

– Chamomile’s anti-inflammatory properties may contribute to a calmer complexion.

2. Chamomile Face Mask:

– Mix chamomile tea with a small amount of honey or yogurt.

– Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.

3. Chamomile Steam:

– Add chamomile flowers or chamomile tea bags to hot water.

– Inhale the steam to open pores and potentially promote healthier-looking skin.

4. Chamomile Ice Cubes:

– Freeze chamomile tea into ice cubes.

– Gently rub the ice cubes on your face to reduce redness and soothe the skin.

5. Chamomile Eye Compress:

– Soak chamomile tea bags in warm water, then cool them in the refrigerator.

– Place the cooled tea bags on your eyes to reduce puffiness and soothe the under-eye area.

Where to get it

You can get it from online stores or the mall.

 

Best teas for skin whitening
Best teas for skin whitening

 

2. Green Tea Skin Whitening Tea:

– Properties: Rich in antioxidants, green tea may help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. It’s also thought to have anti-inflammatory effects.

How to use it

Green tea is believed to have skin-brightening properties due to its antioxidants. You can use it for skin whitening by:

1. Green Tea Toner:

– Brew green tea and let it cool.

– Apply it to your face using a cotton ball as a toner.

– Green tea’s antioxidants may help even out skin tone.

2. Green Tea Face Mask:

– Mix green tea leaves or green tea powder with honey or yogurt.

– Apply the paste to your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.

3. Green Tea Ice Cubes:

– Freeze green tea into ice cubes.

– Rub the cubes on your face to reduce puffiness and promote a radiant complexion.

4. Green Tea Scrub:

– Mix green tea leaves with sugar and a bit of honey to create a natural scrub.

– Gently massage it onto your face to exfoliate and brighten the skin.

5. Green Tea Bags for Eyes:

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– Place cooled, used green tea bags on your eyes to reduce dark circles and puffiness.

Where to get it

You can get it online or in a Chinese store in Lagos or in a Chinese store in your city.

 

3. Hibiscus Tea for Skin Whitening (zobo)

– Properties: Hibiscus is high in antioxidants and vitamin C, contributing to skin health and skin lightening. Some believe it may help with anti-aging and skin tone improvement.

How to use it

Hibiscus tea is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, making it potentially beneficial for the skin. It lightens the skin, and contributes to a more radiant and even complexion. Here’s how you can use hibiscus tea for potential skin benefits:

1. Hibiscus Tea Toner:

– Brew hibiscus tea and let it cool.

– Apply the cooled tea to your face using a cotton ball as a toner.

– Hibiscus tea’s antioxidants may help promote skin health.

2. Hibiscus Face Mask:

– Mix hibiscus tea leaves or hibiscus powder with yogurt or honey.

– Apply the paste to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.

3. Hibiscus Ice Cubes:

– Freeze hibiscus tea into ice cubes.

– Gently rub the ice cubes on your face to soothe and refresh the skin.

4. Hibiscus and Aloe Vera Gel:

– Mix hibiscus tea extract or hibiscus powder with aloe vera gel.

– Apply the mixture to your face for a soothing and potentially revitalizing effect.

5. Hibiscus Scrub:

– Combine hibiscus tea leaves with sugar and a bit of coconut oil to create a natural scrub.

– Gently massage the scrub onto your face to exfoliate and promote a healthy glow.

Where to get it

Zobo (hibiscus leaves) are very common and easy to find. You can find them in shops or buy it online.

 

4. Licorice Root Tea (oburunbebe or Banga sticks)

– Properties: Licorice root contains compounds that may have skin-brightening effects. It’s often used in skincare for its potential to lighten hyperpigmentation.

How to use it 

1. Licorice Tea Toner:

– Brew licorice tea and let it cool.

– Apply the cooled tea to your face using a cotton ball as a toner.

– Licorice’s compounds, like glabridin, may help inhibit melanin production.

2. Licorice Face Mask:

– Mix licorice tea extract or finely ground licorice root powder with aloe vera gel or honey.

– Apply the paste to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.

3. Licorice and Rosewater Tonic:

– Combine licorice tea with rosewater for a soothing and potentially brightening tonic.

– Apply it to your face using a cotton pad.

4. Licorice Spot Treatment:

– For targeted areas of hyperpigmentation, you can apply a small amount of licorice tea or licorice extract directly to the affected areas.

5. Licorice Ice Cubes:

– Freeze licorice tea into ice cubes.

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– Gently rub the ice cubes on your face to reduce inflammation and potentially even out skin tone.

Where to get it

You find it in online stores or any big mall in Nigeria.

 

5. Nettle Tea for Skin Whitening:

– Properties: Nettle tea is rich in compounds that could make the skin brighter. It’s believed to have detoxifying properties.

How to use it

Nettle tea is known for its potential benefits for the skin due to its rich nutrient content. While it may not directly lighten the skin, it can contribute to overall skin health. Here’s how you can prepare and drink nettle tea for potential skin benefits:

1. Ingredients:

– Dried nettle leaves or nettle tea bags

– Hot water

2. Instructions:

– Place 1-2 teaspoons of dried nettle leaves or a nettle tea bag in a cup.

– Pour hot water over the leaves or tea bag.

– Allow it to steep for about 5-10 minutes, depending on your desired strength.

– Strain the leaves or remove the tea bag.

1. Plain Nettle Tea:

– Drink the nettle tea as is for a mild, earthy flavor.

2. Adding Sweeteners:

– If desired, add natural sweeteners like honey or a splash of lemon for added taste.

3. Iced Nettle Tea:

– Let the nettle tea cool, then pour it over ice for a refreshing iced tea.

4. Combining with Other Teas:

– Mix nettle tea with other herbal teas or green tea to enhance the flavor and potential skin benefits.

Frequency:

– Drink nettle tea regularly as part of your routine to potentially experience its skin-nourishing effects.

Where to get it

Nettle leaves can bought in online stores

 

6. Saffron Tea:

Saffron is often believed to have skin-brightening properties, and saffron tea is one way to incorporate it into your routine. Here’s how you can prepare and potentially use saffron tea for your skin:

Preparing Saffron Tea

1. Ingredients:

– A pinch of saffron threads

– Hot water

2. Instructions:

– Place a pinch of saffron threads in a cup.

– Pour hot water over the saffron.

– Allow it to steep for about 5-10 minutes until the color infuses into the water.

Using Saffron Tea for Skin:

1. Saffron Tea Toner:

– Once the saffron tea has cooled, apply it to your face using a cotton ball as a toner.

2. Saffron Face Mask:

– Mix a small amount of saffron tea with honey or yogurt.

– Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.

3. Saffron Ice Cubes:

– Freeze saffron tea into ice cubes.

– Gently rub the ice cubes on your face to soothe and potentially enhance skin radiance.

Where to get it?

It’s hard to get original saffron tea and even if you find it, it’s very expensive. But you can find cheap copies in online stores, however don’t buy these, buy the original which may cost up to $500 or ₦500,000.

 

Can Tea lighten your skin?

Yes the teas listed above can lighten your skin because they contain antioxidants and ingredients for skin lightening.

 

How long does whitening tea take to work?

It takes about two weeks to a month to start seeing results.

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