Tea is anything but basic - It can be relaxing when you need to sleep, comforting when you’re sick, or energizing if you are not much of a coffee drinker. Another benefit? Let’s get started!
Tea is like Wonder Woman, a real superstar in the natural skin-care world. It is packed with vitamins, catechines and amino acids that work its magic slowing down the ageing process, maintaining healthy skin cells, and stimulating collagen production. It is rich in antioxidants that are well-known for boosting metabolism and fighting free radicals that cause skin damage. Tea also combats dehydration, a major perpetrator of dull skin.
The ingredients in tea work from the inside out. Think of it as a super easy way to drink your skin-loving nutrients while getting a hydration boost. The immune system is strengthened, the metabolism is stimulated and your skin gets more elasticity.
For a beauty inside and out: Green Tea
Green tea plays an important role in cosmetics. Although it is from the same plant as the white tea, it has nuanced differences that affect your glow in other ways. Among other things, it can soothe skin irritations through its calming effect, reduces slightly inflammation, and can help internally protect against sun damage caused by UV radiation. Cotton wool balls dipped in lukewarm green tea serve as a quick help at home for reddened spots.
Furthermore, green tea contains a high proportion of zinc. Just a few cups a day are enough to prevent pimples and impure skin. This is possible due to the antibacterial and pore-refining characteristics of the tanning agents contained.
Green tea also has invigorating and cleansing characteristics and is known as a powerful antioxidant.
So green tea makes you beautiful from the inside and outside.
For rejuvenation: White Tea
White tea is more unknown than green tea. White tea is considered to be the most precious and most pure of all teas. Not only because it is stated to have healing, health-promoting and life-prolonging characteristics. But also because its production is very complex. Unlike green tea, white tea does not consist of all parts of the tea plant, but only the youngest leaves are taken off of the plant. The high content of polyphenols is particularly worth mentioning. These are highly effective antioxidants, which protect the skin against harmful free radicals, premature skin ageing and strengthen the immune system. Polyphenols are also present in green tea, but in white tea the concentration is up to five times higher, so they are also more effective.
Tip: On hot days it is especially nice to fill white tea into an empty spray bottle and put it in the refrigerator. Spray daily on face, neck and décolleté after cleansing. It works like a gentle mini-lift and refreshment at the same time.
For anti-aging: Rooibos
Move over, retinol - Rooibos is coming!
Due to its high levels of zinc, antioxidants, and alpha-hydroxy acids, rooibos tea is a great support to prevent fat loss under the skin and to correct hormonal imbalances that trigger acne.
Compared to other teas, Rooibos tea contains no caffeine and therefore no stimulating ingredients and has a calming effect.
Rooibos contains polyphenols in addition to vitamins, minerals and enzymes that provide an effective protection against harmful free radicals. Most of which have an antioxidant effect.
The amount of tanning agents is low compared to real tea, so Rooibos has hardly any bitter notes.
For stress relief: Chamomile
Chamomile tea has long been known as a household remedy and is recommended in naturopathy for various ailments.
When you think of chamomile tea, you might think of a cold winter day and a warming cup of tea in your hand. This is actually because chamomile has antibacterial, anxiolytic, antispasmodic, and anti-mutagenic effects.
The active ingredients include coumarin and anti-inflammatory flavonoids, which make chamomile tea a perfect companion to reduce and prevent inflammatory acne lesions.
Additionally, it’s a stress-reliever, which equally aids with stress acne.
Chamomile is ideal for inducing feelings of rest and calm, which are critical for allowing the skin to naturally heal.
For a natural glow: Hibiscus
The beautiful red floral tea is rich in vitamin C, and is a good source of vitamins A, B1, B2, zinc, and iron, which can aid in achieving that sought-after glow.
Its active ingredients inhibit the collagen-degrading enzyme elastase and thus counteract the loss of elasticity of the skin tissue.
It also has a lightening effect and therefore alleviate and balance irregularities, pigmentation disorders or age spots.
Its acids are clarifying the skin texture, reduce impurities, and work as anti-inflammatory. This is why hibiscus is often used in toners.
Tea time anyone? ;)