Tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Especially in India, chai is a favourite. We begin our day with black tea usually and end it with a good warm low-caffeine one.
Essentially why do we drink it? Is it really beneficial? Does green tea really help in losing weight? Will it really help you get a glow-up for your skin? Keep reading to know more.
What is tea?
Tea is a beverage that is made from dried tea leaves of Camellia sinensis. It was originally discovered in China and soon, found its way to the entire world. Most of the hilly regions in India have plantations.
Benefits of tea
Tea has multiple benefits, it is no wonder that people consume it worldwide.
Antioxidants: It has high levels of antioxidants that help prevent free-radical build up in the body. For example, the rust on any metals is formed due to free-radical development. In the similar when free-radicals develops in the body, over time it causes damage to the skin and other organs.
It has properties that reduce this build-up and prevent damage to the body. Green and white tea are known for its marvellous effects in this regard.
Anti-ageing: Polyphenols that are present in it help to reduce ageing. It drastically reverses the formation of wrinkles, photoaging and other such transformations.
Some studies have shown promising results that led to believe that it indeed slows down the process of ageing with regard to vision, memory and other factors.
Along with this, it boosts the immune system, mental health, relieves stress and fatigue. Some studies have shown a significant decrease in the chances of developing cancer in tea drinkers. Also, in some cases, it helps to reduce weight.
How to improve your skin with the help of Tea
Your face is an index to your body. A healthy body and mind constitute a better look and feel of your skin. So, essentially the care begins from with and then moves superficially. And in order to do so, tea can be your best-friend effortlessly.
Green tea is a one-way ticket that can help with most of your issues. It contains the highest level of flavonoids. This naturally contributes to stimulating the body to reduce ageing and all the other positive benefits. Also, the concentration and processing of green tea cater to the best version of it.
Matcha Tea especially helps with acne and sebum. They have catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which stimulate positive change in the body.
Herbal and ginger ones are known for their medicinal benefits for gastrointestinal problems.
Now, we know how drastic changes can be seen when the tea is incorporated in your everyday life. So, using it on your skin too is equally beneficially.
- Teabags: Never throw away a freshly used teabag. It is one of the best agents to reduce puffiness and dark circles under your eyes. After, you use your tea bag in boiling water set aside the bags in the refrigerator for 3-5 minutes. Then place the bags in your eyelids for about 5-10 minutes (depending on the darkness on the eye). This is also very effective in case of blemishes and other skin irregularities.
- Face-packs: To reduce acne and dullness in the skin use these. Mix ground tea-leaves with a tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture on the facial area and gently massage in an upward motion. Let it rest on the skin for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with water.
- Face-packs for dry skin: Mix ground leaves with thick milk cream. Apply on the face and let it rest for 8-10 minutes and rinse off thoroughly.
Hope these simple steps help you attain a glowing and flawless skin. Do share your routine with this in the comment section.
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