Sipping on a hot cup of tea, instantly fill the body with energy. Drinking tea, hot or cold, spans across centuries and various cultures for its stimulant qualities. But new clinical studies and research are also proving evidence that teas – whether red, black or green is not only good for our overall health but are equally good for getting beautiful skin and hair. Tea is good for the skin in countless ways – from fighting free-radicals to preventing acne due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. There are 10 reasons you should allow your skin to savor the benefits of different varieties of tea.
Here Are The Ways To Use Different Teas For Beautiful Skin:
1. Green Tea For Healthy Skin
Green tea is excellent for correcting and balancing the skin. It has highest level of polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant, that can guard our skin from environmental toxins, pollution, stress and exposure to UV rays and slow down aging process. By promoting detoxification, green tea can help to improve the detoxification of the skin. Not just drinking this tea, by using it in facial steam and adding it to bath water, you can prepare healing soak for your body. Green tea is also very good for toning, moisturizing dry skin. But green tea polyphenols are oxidized and lose its effect when exposed to air. One option is to freeze freshly brewed green as ice cubes and use them as toner when required. But allow them to thaw before using. Or you can make homemade skin-care products using green tea extract. The catechins contained in green tea have anti-bacterial properties that help in killing acne causing bacteria as well. By drinking green tea on regular basis people suffering from eczema, psoriasis and rosacea can get relief.
2. Burdock Root Tea For Acne
Burdock root is another herbal tea that can help fight the bacteria that causes acne due to its anti-biotic and anti-fungal properties and also detoxifies skin tissues. Burdock tea is particularly effective for treating inflamed pimples. You can prepare a very effective face mask by adding honey to this tea for treating for healing acne scars; reducing redness and inflammation brought about by acne and get smooth, glowing skin.
3. Chamomile Tea For Soothing Dry Skin
Among all the herbal teas, Chamomile is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and popular for treating skin issues like eczema and dermatitis topically. Chamomile tea bags are excellent for treating dark circles around the eyes. It is also useful for treating acne, dry patchy skin and rashes. Topical application of tea can bring relief from sting and bumps of mosquito and bee sting. Cold chamomile infusion is best for this purpose.
4. Lavender, Chamomile And Calendula For Inflammatory Skin Conditions
Cool infusion of chamomile, lavender and calendula can combat free radicals and reduce sunburn, reduce redness of the skin and help get relief from dry and itchy skin. They possess flavonoids that have an impressive inhibitory effect on the free radicals. Cold compress made of these tea bags are excellent for treating sunburn, relieving from pain and inflammation.
5. Black Tea And Green Tea To Reduce Dark Circles And Puffy Eyes
Be it black tea or green tea, both are excellent for soothing irritated and puffy eyes. Do not throw away the used teabags. They are very cheap and easy for reducing puffiness of eyes and under-eye dark circles. They contain caffeine which helps to shrink the blood vessel beneath the skin of eye area and helps to eliminate dark circles around the eyes.
6. Black Tea For Shrinking Large Pores
Black tea contains several vitamins like vitamin C, B2, ED and minerals like potassium, magnesium, zinc, some essential oils, tannins and polyphenols. Using black tea will help to shrink the large pores, tighten up the skin and give your skin a natural glow. To draw out impurities and shrink large pores, spritz or apply cooled tea with cotton ball on your facial skin.
7. Black Tea For Preventing Skin Infection
The high caffeine content of black tea can help to kill virus and prevent skin infection.
8. White And Green Tea For Preventing Premature Aging
The antioxidant present in white tea, green tea and other herbal teas can reduce the occurrence of wrinkles, prevent pre-mature aging and provide protection against skin cancer. Polyphenols and tannins present in these teas can also accelerate the process of skin regeneration. Sine white tea is least processed and contains highest amount of catechin and made of young tea leaves, some newly made research shows that white tea is even better for targeting sagging skin and wrinkles.
9. White And Black Tea For Reducing Feet Odor
Soak your feet in cooled solution of boiled tea. The tannic acid contained in tea has anti-bacterial and antifungal properties which prevent feet from sweating and smelling.