Tea has been a stalwart of Asian culture since time immemorial. But there's more to tea than teatime! Tea (especially green tea) is now back under the spotlight. Why? Because teas not only have calming, health-boosting properties, but are also amazing for your skin.
Tea is renowned for its antioxidant action and white tea leads the pack. 100% more powerful than green tea, it contains 3 times more polyphenols. These molecules obliterate free radicals responsible for oxidation, a process that ages your skin and harms your cells. And its tea's polyphenol content that makes it such a good age-buster. It is able to protect collagen and elastin, keeping saggy skin and wrinkles at bay.
By neutralising free radicals, tea supports your immune system, so it can combat infections, inflammation, and sort out your skin. The antioxidants in tea eliminate toxins, meaning it helps to combat acne caused by an overload of toxic waste. It is thanks to tea's antioxidants that your skin can expel impurities. So if you have been out on the razzle, have a cuppa before bed and avoid morning-after-the-night-before skin! Tea helps firm, hydrate, soften, and soothe skin, leaving it healthy and comfy.
Thanks to its decongesting properties, you can kiss goodbye to puffy panda mornings. Tea calms red eyes and drains away stagnating fat and water that cause unsightly bags. For best results, brew up and cool two chamomile tea bags and then place them on your eyes for five minutes. Chamomile's anti-inflammatory properties can handle the worst of offenders!
So the next time you think of the different ways in which a tea helps you unwind at the end of a long and hectic day, don’t forget to include these various skin-friendly benefits.
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