There’s nothing more satisfying than drinking a cup of hot tea. You experience that soul-warming feeling of heat radiating throughout your body. Then, there’s the scent that is often crispy, sometimes floral. Lastly, there are the benefits that come with it—like how it can give your skin a glow. And yes, they can also be found on your skincare routine! Today, beauty brands are brewing black tea, chamomile, green tea, and more for the latest skincare products on the market. I know your skin would definitely want to drink up.
Here are the tea-infused products and their benefits:
Black tea is known for its antioxidants that can shield the skin from environmental damage, fight bacteria, hydrate, and nourish. It’s also very high in caffeine, which plumps, de-puffs, and firms skin. Its ability to absorb excess sebum makes it effective for oily skin.
Green tea is loaded with epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and other polyphenol antioxidants that shield the skin from sun damage. Green tea also protects against skin cancer. Although anyone can benefit from this ingredient, it’s especially ideal for sensitive skin exposed to pollutants.
If you want to treat hormonal acne, try spearmint tea. Some say that they noticed an improvement in their hormonal acne after adding spearmint tea to their daily regimen. “This can effectively alleviate certain skin issues caused by hormonal imbalances — including hirsutism, which is the growth of dark, coarse hair on the face, chest, and abdomen; and hormonal acne,” says The Zoe Report.
Clinicals Skin By Ann Webb Spearmint Tea Oily Skin Cleanser
Did you know that Chamomile tea has been used by the Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians to treat wounds and promote healing? According to NDTV Food, this is because the plant Chamomile tea is derived from Matricaria chamomilla L, which has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It also heals skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.