5 reasons why you should include the red tea in your beauty ritual
Coffee or tea? I suggest you have a cup of rooibos tea, relax and enjoy this article! Because I’m going to tell you how this morning drink can make you look even more beautiful, right while you drink it.
It’s a proven fact that this red tea, which comes from South Africa, makes miracles for the body health and for the skin. Its lack of caffeine and its excess of antioxidants turn it into a magical potion (a really delicious one, especially when it gets a touch of organic honey) which keeps the enemies (I mean, the free radicals) away from your body. Only one tea bag encapsulates a lot of good substances which can boost your immune system and make your skin look healthier, like: flavonoids with anti-aging properties, phenolic compounds and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which have calming effects on irritated skin and fade scars, zinc which rejuvenates skin texture and heal wounds, magnesium - responsible for cellular renewal and copper - a stimulus for your body to produce elastin and collagen.
Not only for its taste, but also for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral qualities, the red tea deserves to be one of the essentials in your beauty routine. Use it unlimitedly, from the inside to the outside and in every form, from drinking it to applying infused tea bags on your complexion or in beauty products such as face creams and serums, or tonic lotions.
Here are 5 reasons why:
1. It can easily remove the dark spots from your skin.
Infuse a few red tea leaves in boiled water and let the vapors clean your complexion. This relaxing procedure will take away toxins, dirt, oil and dark spots from your skin, leaving it clean and fresh.
2. Use it as a skin toner.
Infuse two tea bags in boiled water and, after they get to the room temperature, massage your face. This ritual will minimize the pores, will calm any skin irritation and, used regularly, will control the sebum excess.
3. Apply it on irritated skin or eczemas.
Its antioxidants, not only stop the free radicals to create cellular damage, but also they have calming effects on irritated skin and help in the process of healing eczemas.
4. It heals sunburned skin.
If you were too thirsty for the sunlight this summer and your skin is suffering now as a consequence, red tea compresses will remove any discomfort and irritation.
5. It helps you get rid of dark circles.
Apply two infused red tea bags on your eyelids before going to sleep. Its anti-inflammatory properties will fade dark circles and will give more light to your eyes.