Herbal teas are long known for the therapeutic benefits, but astonishingly some herbal teas have made it to the list of must have drinks for a youthful and vibrant looking skin. Rich in polyphenols, some herbal teas can reverse damaged caused by sun, keep skin hydrated and reduce inflammation. In fact, some beauty professionals around the world are not just recommending drinking herbal tea, they also recommend application of products on skin infused with tea extracts, Kombucha and Matcha being their absolute favorites.
Here Are Herbal Tea Recipes Infused With Skin Superpowers To Get Younger Look Skin
1. Green Tea
Packed with sun-shielding agents and powerful antioxidants, Green tea can be drunk or applied on face as a mask. Skin’s exposure to sun may cause tanning, wrinkles or even skin cancer. Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), a type of catechin that fights free radicals can reduce skin damage and retard formation of wrinkles by impeding cell degeneration. EGCG is the most potent extract found in green tea as it is also known to renew dying skin cells, thus promoting skin health and youthfulness. If applied as a mask, green tea can exfoliate your skin and bring a bright shine while reducing sebum production.
2. Kombucha Tea
Also known as ‘Tea Fungus’ and ‘Champagne of Life’, Kombucha is quite a craze amongst celebrities. According to e-mag, MarieClaire celebrities like Halle Berry, Kristen Dunst, Meg Ryan and Maddona have all been spotted enjoying Kombucha tea. The tea is known for its detoxifying properties and plenty of antioxidants. Drinking Kombucha can bestow skin with elasticity making you look vivacious. This ancient Chinese remedy can also be used topically for treatment of sunburns and as an astringent.
Rich in nutrients, chlorophyll, catechins and natural antibiotics, Matcha green tea is gaining popularity as a potent skin detoxification tool. Antioxidants in Matcha can help fight acne and other forms of skin eruptions. It also promotes soothing and tightening of skin while retaining moisture and maintaining an even skin tone. You may have Matcha in its brewed form or prepare a colorful face mask with it.
4. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea aids relaxation and sleep which is very important for healthy, glowing skin. Lack of beauty sleep may lead to dark circles and other unwanted skin problems. Quercetin in chamomile protects against harmful UV rays. Chamomile tea bags are an excellent topical treatment for puffy eyes. It has anxiolytic and antioxidant properties which acts against acne and acne scars. In fact the herbal tea can be used as natural skin bleach too. The tea has constituents that lightens complexion and fades away the blemishes and scars. It also acts as an astringent by tightening your pores.
Used since thousands of year by natives of South Africa, Rooibos is also called Red Bush Tea and is used to treat a number of skin conditions. Roibos contains flavonoids that eliminate pathogens and can keep skin problems like acne flare-ups and eczema away. Rooibos is an excellent option for those who like looking youthful and want to keep signs of aging away. Superoxide dismutase neutralize free radicals and retard the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the facial skin.
6. White Tea
Highest level of catechin is what makes White Tea even better than Green Tea. The whiteness in the tea is because it is least processed. However, White tea steals the show because it has an amazing way of keeping MMP or metalloproteinases level down. MMP is an enzyme that decreases elastin and collagen from, skin thereby reducing skin’s elasticity and suppleness. Both elastin and collagen are important for youthful skin. By keeping a check on MMP, white tea retards the skin’s aging process and make you look youthful and beautiful.