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The benefits of tea on skincare


With the world of ideological beauty standards only becoming more restricting of individuality and self-expression, most people care somewhat about their skincare as it is usually a reflection of how healthy you are on the inside. 

A common misconception is that all teas are good for you, however, this is not entirely true, so let's look at the teas that are best for your skin:

Black tea: It's rich in tannins, which are antioxidants that can shield the skin from environmental damage, fight bacteria, hydrate and nourish. It's also very high in caffeine, which means it'll suck up moisture, de-puff, and firm your skin.

Chamomile tea: Helps fade spots, eliminate acne scars and fight breakouts, if used topically, due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants and protects the skin from free-radical damage. It also helps with sleep which is key for healthy glowing skin.

Jasmine tea: Packed with essential oils for the skin, as well as it’s antimicrobial properties to soak up excess oils. Brew some Jasmine tea, let it cool and apply to acne-prone, oily skin. It combats with pimple-causing bacteria and further helps maintain skin's optimum pH level.

Rooibos tea: This is a fantastic tea filled with health benefits aimed at helping with anti-ageing and healing.

Green tea: Drinking and applying this tea helps fight skin cancer by promoting DNA repair. Containing a powerful antioxidant, called EGCG, it fights DNA damage from UV rays to prevent skin cancer. That means it's also a potent anti-ageing ingredient that combats signs of ageing when ingested or applied topically.

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