Why Tea For Skin Health
Tea’s natural antioxidant and astringent properties make it a great addition to your natural beauty regimen. We all know that sipping tea on a daily basis imparts numerous health benefits. The anti oxidants, vitamins, minerals, flavinols and tannins found in tea, smooth, soothe, and detoxify when used topically.
Rooibos tea is high in antioxidant flavonoids that are anti inflammatory and fight wrinkles. It also increases blood levels of the enzyme superoxide dismutase, essential in the production of healthy skin cells. Rooibos also has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that benefit acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Drinking rose petal tea may give you a more radiant complexion. Rose petals are a ntarul source of antioxidant vitamin C and can fend off damage from toxins and free radicals that can age skin. Vitamin C also encourages collagen production.
Nettle and dandelion tea help cleanse the liver and stimulate circulation. Both contain high levels of free radical quenching antioxidants.
Try the following DIY beauty treatments from Homemade Beauty, 150 Simple Beauty Recipes Made From All Natural Ingredients by Annie Strole.
Chamomile And Oatmeal Face Treatment
Chamomile instantly eliminates redness
1 cup distilled water
1 bag chamomile tea
1/2 cup oats
1 tsp raw organic honey
Bring water to boil and steep tea bag for 5 minutes. Slowly pour hot tea into the oats until a thick paste is formed. Let sit for 5 minutes. If the paste is too thick, add a small amount of tea until you reach a desired consistency. Stir in the honey and blend thoroughly.
Message onto clean face and neck using circular motions. Message for 1-2 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Lemon Chamomile Lightening Rinse
This rinse lightens and brightens without bleach or peroxide
2 cups water
6 bags chamomile tea
Juice of 1 lemon
In a medium saucepan, bring water to boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags and steep for 1 hour. Remove and discard tea bags, stir in lemon juice, and transfer mixture to a squeeze bottle. After shampooing, pour rinse through hair and let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and condition.
Black Tea Rinse For Brunette Hair
Does your brunette hair look washed out? This rinse naturally deepens the color of brunette hair while adding shine.
2 cups water
1 Tbs. jojoba oil
6 bags black tea
Bring water to boil and remove from heat. Stir in jojoba oil, add tea bags, and let steep for 1 hour or longer. Transfer to a squeeze bottle or other container. After shampooing pour rinse all over hair and scalp. Let sit for 30 minutes, wrapping hair with plastic wrap or shower cap. Rinse and follow with your conditioner.
Teas to try for skin health:
Yogi Tea Skin Detox– a beautifying, cleansing blend including rose petals and organic green tea
Tiesta Tea Eternity Pomogranatopia-with three antioxidant skin superstars, white tea, blueberries, and pomogranate.
Pukka Cleanse Tea-nourishes and detoxifies skin from within with nettle, dandelion, fennel and peppermint.