Alternate title: Kickstart the New Year with Teas that do wonders for your skin
New Year New Me – by any chance was this your social media update with a selfie on New Year’s Eve? There’s a high probability it is true. So, what are you doing to make the “new you” feel good? There’s only one right answer here. Yes, it’s tea, the feel-good beverage for your mind, soul and skin. You heard it right, tea can do wonders for your skin and the new you definitely deserve this TLC.
Tea is a magical ingredient in the world of natural skin-care. From big brands to homegrown organic products, tea is one of the star components of face washes, scrubs, toners, moisturizers and what not. The vitamins, catechins, amino acids work together in a harmonious way to work some magic into your skin. It slows aging, aids production of collagen and helps in the maintenance of healthy skin cells.
Here’s a list of wonder working teas that are delicious for the taste buds and for your skin! So, drink this skin-loving nutrient filled beverage to keep your face glowing.
Green Tea is a true Beauty Tea which has been incorporated in skincare regimens in ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines. The best way to feel beautiful is from the inside out and that’s exactly what green tea does. It’s anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties refresh you from within which naturally reflects in your body. The Vitamin E and Vitamin B2 components in Green Tea help immensely. Vit B2 helps in maintaining the level of collagen which keeps the skin firm and supple. Vit E is an intense hydrator which supports the growth of new skin cells. The added bonus is that it also stimulates the growth of hair.
The minimally processed and delicate White Tea comes from young unopened buds of the tea plant. It is the best drink for people who face skin irregularities like blemishes, acne etc. Thanks to the antiseptic and antioxidant properties of White Tea, the skin is protected from any damage. It helps avoid premature aging that include formation of wrinkles and pigmentation. White tea bags can be directly kept on trouble spots to accelerate healing.
White tea also contains phenols in high amounts which strengthens elastin as well as collagen to make the skin more youthful looking. White tea is also wonderful for hair growth and oral health.
Rooibos is known to contain zinc, antioxidants, alpha hydroxy acids in high amounts which helps in avoiding the loss of fat under the skin. Some anti-oxidant components such as aspalathin, nothofagin, superoxide dismutase help in protection of skin from free radicals.
Rooibos tea has high levels of Zinc which helps in the correction of hormonal imbalances which is responsible for acne.
Matcha has the same benefits of Green Tea except that its in higher levels. It is chock full of Vitamin K which accelerates healing of wounds and improves blood circulation. This effectively battles puffiness, dark under eye circles and overall swelling of the face. Matcha is made from tea leaves that are high in chlorophyll, which means the vitamins and minerals are higher in quantity hence protects skin from sun burns and reduce acne and clogs.
Hibiscus Teas are a wonderful source for Iron, Zinc, Vit A, B1, B2 and C. It also is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and AHAs which directly contribute to glowing skin. It is a delicious tea which also lends its rouge tinge to your skin.
Spearmint tea is a caffeine-free drink that can work miracles for your skin. Its anti-androgenic property helps in the reduction of any kind of hormonal imbalance and excess sebum in skin. Its also rich in phenolic acids as well as flavonoids which help with acne and related issues. Those who have oily and blemished skin can go for this tea.
So, skin care routines can now incorporate your favorite teas too! Isn’t that the best news you’ve heard as you kickstart this year? Show your skin some love, have one of these delicious teas!