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Eight benefits of tea for skin and hair

Fashion and Beauty - By Esther Muchene | December 31st 2020 at 10:39:41 GMT +0300
Tea is chock full of antioxidants, amino acids and anti-inflammatory properties (Photo: Shutterstock)

There is no need of pointing out how sweet and calming tea is because you already know. Whether green, dandelion or peppermint tea, nutritionists and dermatologists alike agree that teas are beneficial both inside and outside.

They are chock full of antioxidants, amino acids and anti-inflammatory properties that help increase cellular turnover, detox, stimulate collagen and battle with skin issues caused by hormonal imbalance and free radicals.

Besides giving you a hydration boost they can help accelerate healing when you’re sick and set the right mood for the sandman to carry you to sleep land.

For these and many more reasons allow us to shine a spotlight on these wonderful teas and how they are super beneficial for your skin and hair.

  1. Helps reduce dark circles and puffy eyes

Caffeine in black tea is necessary for shrinking blood vessels under the skin. It also helps get rid of darkness around the eyes and the tannin component gets rid of the puffiness. It is as simple as wetting two tea bags and placing them on the eyes for a few minutes. If this is done regularly, long lasting results will be seen.

  1. Helps to get rid of sunburn

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Glycyrrhizin, glabridin and liquiritin, the three active compounds found in licorice tea, all yield strong anti-inflammatory properties that help with everything from eczema to hyperpigmentation.

It is also great for helping the skin get rid of harsh sunburn marks and blemishes.

Brew the tea and once cool, dip a towel into the tea and dub the affected area repeatedly. It is also okay to use the tea bags directly on the skin. This will also play a big role in reducing redness.

Black tea acts as a toner leaving the skin feeling fresh and healthy (Photo: Shutterstock)
  1. Black tea as a toner

Have you run out of your favorite skin toner? Worry not. Black tea has properties that help it act as a toner leaving the skin feeling fresh and healthy. Black tea removes grease from the face too. Use a tea bag to wipe the face and rinse with cool water right after.

  1. Scrub away

Right after fixing your green tea in the morning, it is very common to want to get rid of the tea bag. Don’t. All this time you have been losing out on an excellent face scrub.

It’s very simple. Cut it and use the components directly on the face. Rinse thoroughly soon after. This will leave the skin feeling extra soft and extra smooth too. Remember to moisturize.

  1. No more oily skin

Jasmine tea is endowed with essential oils that have microbial properties that absorb excess oil on the skin. Just like normal black tea, soak the tea bag in some cool water and apply to the skin. This is also favorable for acne-prone skin. It helps deal with stubborn pimples and regulates the pH level of the skin.

Lavender tea will leave your hair clean, fight scalp infections like dandruff and prevent hair loss (Photo: Shutterstock)
  1. Soothes the skin

Tea bags are great for soothing irritable and inflamed skin. Chamomile tea is specifically good for this as it helps relax the already aggravated tissues. It can also be used to clear rash and dry flaky skin. This in turn will reduce the redness of the skin. The more regularly it is used, the better the results.

  1. Face cleanser

It is said that white tea has more antioxidants than green tea. That being the case, it helps by purifying the skin hence enriching it.

All you need to do is to brew some white tea and separate its contents. After straining and separating the leaves from the brew, blend the leaves to create a paste. Apply as a face mask and let it stay on for 30 minutes. Once time is up rinse it off.

Bang! Look at the glow.

  1. Hair rinse

Not only will lavender tea leave your hair smelling good but the properties in the tea will leave your hair clean, fight scalp infections like dandruff and prevent hair loss.

Once the tea bag has been brewed, let the mixture cool and soak your hair. This will leave the hair feeling lustrous and moisturized too.

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