Many people enjoy a good cup of tea as a soothing way to help wind down from a long day, or just to enjoy alongside a biscuit and a good book. However, did you know there are certain types of teas that are also great for your skin?
Many of them contain different antioxidants that bring a range of hydrating benefits to help give you healthy, glowing skin. Let’s delve into the science behind a good brew.
– Green tea
Green tea contains catechins, a type of antioxidant. Some studies have shown it can reduce inflammation and the effects of UV related skin damage.
This is a great tea to complement a solid skincare routine for dry, irritated skin, as well as eczema or dermatitis. Some studies suggest that green tea can also help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and as an antioxidant, can help neutralise harmful free radicals that cause havoc on our skin.
Not only is green tea great for your skin, it’s also beneficial for your general wellbeing. And as you don’t need to add milk or sugar, it’s an easy-to-make drink where you don’t have to watch the calorie count or your sugar intake. Pair a cup of green tea with our Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum for healthy, luminous skin.
– Chamomile tea
Women’s Health Magazine praises the skin benefits of chamomile tea, shown to help alleviate the symptoms of acne, dry and patchy skin and redness. It contains flavonoids, which are another anti-inflammatory antioxidant, beneficial for soothing both irritated skin and your nervous system.
Enjoy a nice steaming cup of chamomile with our Ultra Red-Action Moisturiser to target facial redness and rosacea.
– Rooibos tea
Commonly called “red bush” tea, this drink has many attributed health benefits. It is thought to aid in the relief and prevention of eczema and acne, possibly attributed to the flavonoids that rooibos contains – these are molecules shown to have antioxidative activity.
You can mix it with honey and milk to maximise on flavour. Complement this tea with our Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and to plump up your skin for that natural glow.
How about some hydration?
As tea is mostly made up of water, you’re providing your skin with essential hydration to target dryness, which can be a major contribution to wrinkles. It’s a beneficial attribute to drinking tea alongside the range of different antioxidants that you’ll likely consume, so consider drinking a cup or two throughout your day whilst maintaining a good skincare routine.
For more in-depth advice about your skin, get in touch with the experts at Ultraceuticals today.