Beautiful skin doesn’t start only with your skin, rather from within. As one of the largest organs of the human body and its miraculous ability of self-renewal, regenerating cells, maintaining its health and vitality. The skin is made up of three main layers : the epidermis (outermost layer), the dermis (contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands) and The deeper subcutaneous tissue.
A cup of tea is amazing and works wonders not only for the soul but also for the skin. Tea offers so skin care benefits both inside and outside the skin. Tea contains many antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, which are very critical when it comes to skin health. Tea can be drunk or applied directly on the skin or as an extract. Here is a few tea and herbal infusion flavours we recommend that may be beneficial for the skin.
Of course, we can’t talk about the best tea for skincare without mentioning the notorious green tea. green tea works as an awesome daily sunblock. It is high in free radical-neutralising, antioxidants, may assist in reversing some of the sun damage effects, like inflammation and loss of skin elasticity. green tea contains vitamin C which is known to help brighten the skin. This is also known for assisting in evening skin tone and renew the look of beautiful skin. This tea contain riboflavin which is a vitamin B2, it may assist in firm and tighten the skin. Retinol, which is another green tea component helps to smoothen the skin and improve skin’s texture. Green tea has Oil balancing and skin hydrating properties.
We suspect white tea contains the same types of antioxidants as green tea but in greater quantities. White tea contains phenols, which assists strengthen both collagen and elastin of the skin making it looks youthful and smooth and fresh. This tea assists in clearing out the existing acne by flushing out the toxins from the body.
With its relaxing and calming properties, it contains an optimal source of antioxidants. In addition, chamomile helps reduce acne scars and reduce redness because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
Our South African pride, the popular Red bush, also known as rooibos does amazing wonders for the body. This tea contains flavonoids which assist in fighting unwanted pathogens and keep eczema and acne flare-ups. It has anti-ageing properties from antioxidants which assist with reducing wrinkles and promote the production of healthy skin cells. It is also very rich in antioxidants which have anti-inflammatory benefits, assists with diabetes control and heart health.
The Dermatologist’s favourite, this tea is a great choice for oily skin by slowing oil production and encouraging cell turnover. It assists in regenerating the skin cells, keeping your skin glowing and fresh.