Many of us have already heard of the health benefits of drinking tea (weight loss, cognitive impairment prevention, anti-stress etc.) A few tea also offers lots of good to our skin. They help fight our skin's sun damages, sugar molecules and others, keeping the skin looking healthy and radiant. Ready to learn which tea you should add to your daily beauty regimen?
Original "Tea" comes from the plant camellia sinensis. The leaves of this plant are harvested and yields different colors/type of tea. The more processed the leaves, the lesser are their catechin (polyphenols that fight free radicals) content. Black is the most processed (and caffeine) and white has the least. The teas featured in this post also includes herbal teas.
1. Green tea:
Green tea was initially used medicinally for centuries in China to treat everything from headaches to depression.
Is your teen troubled with acne and pimples? Well, green tea’s contains catechin which is a strong antioxidant. It helps fight acne-causing bacteria and also plays a role in regulating hormonal imbalances in the body, one of the key causes of acne. It helps flush out toxins from the skin, heals blemishes and scars as well as reduce inflammation.
If you are still reading this post, this next information is probably the most important point to you: Green tea also has anti-aging and antioxidant benefits that can help delay skin's aging signs such as sagging skin, sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.
2. White tea:
White tea has similar properties as those of green tea. Being the least processed, it has the highest antioxidant content. It offers protection from free radicals and sun damage, suppresses inflammation.
3. Red tea or Rooibos tea:
Red tea is rich in antioxidants including vitamin C and potent polyphenols like aspalathin, quercetin, and nothofagin. It is perfect for putting skin nourishment to hyper drive mode.
It is also rich in AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) and zinc. AHAs nudge dead skin cells off your face while zinc helps build cell membranes and heal injured tissue.
Red tea is caffeine free which means you can sip on a nice cup before bedtime without having to worry about staying up all night.
4. Chamomile tea:
Chamomile tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants and protects the skin from free-radical damage. It accelerates cell and tissue regeneration, helps tighten the pores and slows down the ageing process.
Chamomile tea also lightens the skin complexion and also gives you that glow you've always wanted. It also has anti inflammatory and antimicrobial properties also heals skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Tip: During Summer, you can brew the tea, chill it thoroughly, soak a towel in it and then apply to sunburned area.
5. Dandelion Root tea:
Most of us think of this plant as the unwanted and persistent weed that keeps growing in our lawns. But did you know that this herb tea contains vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals, such as iron, potassium, and zinc?
The juice of dandelion is an excellent detoxifier, diuretic and antioxidant for healing acne.
6. Tulsi (Holy Basil) tea:
Tulsi tea comes from India and has antimicrobial properties that helps prevent acne and skin infections. This tea can also help restoring elasticity in the skin and removes wrinkles. This helps the skin stay healthy and supple.
Aside from these, Tulsi tea also helps balance your hormones, including the stress hormone cortisol.That’s elimination of another major trigger of acne.
Now that you've seen which you should get tea to bring you the benefits for your skin, consider consuming them with beautiful teaware. The right type of teaware can some brew amazing flavors for teas, helping enhance the tea experience.
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