There’s probably no person today that doesn’t take tea. Especially in cold weather, it’s one way by which people keep themselves warm apart from standing by the fire or smoking cigarettes.
But there’s more to just sipping a cup of tea and not just anyhow tea for that matter to keep you warm. Tea has many other benefits than that.
Today, we would be looking at 5 benefits of black tea for your beautiful skin!
Over 4000 years ago, black tea was discovered in China, and ever since then, it has become the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Not just because of its many health benefits, but also for the magic it performs on your skin. It keeps your body energized, focused, and active for the whole day- no dull moment for you! Below are 5 amazing benefits of black tea for your skin.
Protects you from Ultraviolet radiation(UV rays)
UV rays are rays from the sun and are the cause of many skin related problems like pigmentation, dark spots, among others. Drinking a cup of black tea daily protects your skin from UV rays. In fact, black tea is added as ingredients for some skincare soaps!
Prevents early ageing
According to researchers, black tea is more effective than other types of tea in the reduction of wrinkles formation. Due to its fullness of antioxidants and polyphenols, it delays the premature aging of your skin.
Recent studies have proved that tea suppresses the gene that kills the collagen present in your skin.
Helps fight skin cancer
This is arguably the best reason why you should take black tea every morning to kick-start your day.
Tea contains catechins and flavonoids and they’re responsible for fighting skin infections. Skin infections are caused mainly due to microbial growth, especially if you have sensitive skin.
It contains antioxidants and phytonutrients that flush out bad toxins and keeps your body healthy, thus prevents your body from developing skin cancer.
Rejuvenates the skin
Your skin regenerates itself quickly and it’s helpful to include rejuvenating ingredients in your diet daily – black tea!
Do you even know that 30% of dust collected in your house is dead skin?
Black tea helps speed-up your skin healing process as it rejuvenates the skin from inside out. It also helps to reduce inflammation and stimulates collagen production for your skin!
Reduces appearance of blemishes
I still wonder why a lot of women have so many products in their possession to hide those blemishes when you could just have a natural alternative solution.
Drinking a cup of hot black tea daily has whitening effects! The antioxidants present in this beverage can help flush out toxins from your body and reduce the appearance of blemishes. It even helps clear up acne from your skin.
However, it is important to note that too much consumption of black tea can cause some caffeine-related effects such as nervousness, headache, sleep problems, vomiting, irritability, and heartburn.
So, it’s advisable to consume black tea in controlled quantities (1-2 cups daily) – in fact, tea generally.