Tea is a wonderful thing.?Whether it’s herbal, white, green, oolong, black, guayusa, rooibos, yerba mate–adding any kind of tea to your diet (and skincare regimen) is great for boosting beauty nutrition both inside and out! Today’s post and the fabulous infographic below are shared with us by the wonderful Alana Mitchell of Skincare By Alana. Enjoy!
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love tea, from the different blends, to the different aromas, to the different benefits. Enjoying a cup (or more) can be a great way to boost your health from the inside out, and using them topically (when applied correctly) can also help to deliver gorgeous, glowing results in no time. Of course, be sure to consult with your aesthetician or dermatologist before beginning any new skincare regimen, no matter how natural it may seem! Remember, nature can be very powerful, which is why so many opt to go directly to the source.? So, without further ado?
Here are the?top 10 skin benefits of tea:
SOOTHE ? Green tea is known for many things, from it?s high antioxidant (and therefore anti aging) components, to its ability to help energize and awaken. But did you know that this tea is also soothing as well? Yes, this antioxidant-rich tea has a soothing effect on skin, making it ideal for many of those with sensitive skin.
ANTI-AGE ? Green it is not the only antioxidant-rich tea. In fact, many of the most popular teas are naturally equipped with antioxidants galore. These antioxidants help to nourish the skin and fight fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging.
PROTECT ? Black tea is packed with tannins, an antioxidant that is wonderful for protecting the skin from environmental damage. You can also find tannins in red wine, which is also known for its skin-boosting abilities.
REGENERATE – In addition to containing tannins, black tea is also rich in polyphenols, which promote cell regeneration. This is an essential step in the anti-aging process, and will ensure that your skin looks (and feels) younger and healthier for longer.
DE-STRESS ? If you find your skin is suffering from oxidative stress, reach for white tea. The antioxidants in this light and delicious tea help to reduce oxidative stress that can be caused by the environment, meaning healthier, happier, better-looking skin.
IMMUNE ? Many people don’t realize that keeping the skin?s immune system strong is crucial for overall skin health. White and green tea are both wonderful options for boosting the skin?s immune system.
MULTI-BENEFIT ? Though technically not a ?tea? (derived from tea leaves), ginger tea is one that many should consider. Not only does ginger tea help to clear up and prevent acne, it also helps to soothe rashes, inflammation, and upset stomach. This means you can achieve beautiful skin and feel better at the same time, which is a huge plus in my book.
ANTI-ACNE ? Though slightly lesser known than it?s black, green, and white cousins, rooibos (red)?tea is another option you might want to consider for it?s beautifying benefits. Specifically, this tea contains zinc, which has been shown to help soothe and prevent acne and related skin conditions.
BEAUTY SLEEP – Sleep is an absolute essential for beautiful, healthy skin. While many teas deliver a caffeine boost, others, like chamomile, help to promote calm and sound sleep. Much like ginger, chamomile tea is fantastic for soothing upset stomach, and skin irritations.
CALM ? Tulsi tea, also known as holy basil, is yet another fabulous stress-buster.
Thanks so much to Alana for the wonderful post and gorgeous (and shareable…hint, hint!) infographic!
About the author:
Alana Mitchell is a licensed aesthetician, and aesthetics instructor with a background in business and marketing. Alana has worked in the beauty industry for over 15 years and is the owner of?Skincare by Alana?and Spa Alana in Dana Point, CA.?
Want to learn more about how to use tea in your skincare regimen?
My online course, Create Your Skincare begins soon–and we have an entire lesson dedicated to teaching you how to use tea for maximum benefit in your topical skincare products. Our next semester starts soon!