NEW YORK, August 22 – Tea has countless health benefits, but did you know that it can also be an essential, if not indispensable, beauty ally? In the form of powder, oil, or even simple tea bags, it is today a key ingredient in many home cosmetics. To consume without moderation !
The beauty of ‘Do it yourself’ (DIY) is on the rise month after month, driven by successive lockdowns that have pushed people around the world to refocus on the essentials and natural products they may have. already in their cupboards. Thus, certain ingredients hitherto little known for their skin benefits are now recognized as beauty allies. This is the case with tea, which has many virtues for all skin types, especially for combination to oily skin.
To fight acne
Both green tea and white tea are allies for acne-prone skin due to their astringent properties. In other words, they not only tighten skin tissue which means more tone and radiance, but also reduce sebum secretion for tighter pores and cleaner skin. All this can be done without drying out the skin, because in the form of oil they also turn out to be moisturizing. Tea is therefore an essential ingredient for combination to oily skin.
A rejuvenation cure
Tea leaves are rich in polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals responsible for premature aging of skin cells. Composing cosmetics based on green or white tea helps fight against sagging skin and signs of aging, while providing flexibility and elasticity. The skin is plumped. A real makeover, in short – or almost.
Not content with being the ideal ally for combination, oily and mature skin, green tea also has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the skin and make it less reactive. Even in bags …
While there are powdered teas and tea oils, it is also possible to use basic tea bags to meet the needs of your skin. After their normal use, they can be put in the refrigerator and then applied to the eyes to combat dark circles and puffiness. They can also be used to treat a pimple (just apply a damp tea bag to the pimple) or to moisturize and soothe the skin when it has fallen in the bath. – ETX Studio