Rooibos is a legume plant that is native to South Africa. It is also called Red Bush and has been used in the traditional medicine of its native country for centuries.
Benefits are - it has: Antioxidant, antibacterial and immune-modulating properties.
This tea also contains high levels of nothofagin and aspalathin as well as superoxide dismutase. These 3 antioxidants provide an effective and broad protection against harmful free radicals and they are active on the skin too. Therefore, they can mop up reactive oxygen species and prevent damage to the skin.
Rooibos Tea also reduce the severity and breakout of inflammatory acne lesions since some of the chemical contents of this tea help regulate the immune system and the detrimental aspects of immune response in acne breakouts.
When applied to the skin, this tea can:
provide a mild antibacterial effect as it can contribute to the elimination of acne-causing bacteria on the skin
help remove excess sebum and dead skin cells from the skin
help protect the skin from irritants since it is also hypoallergenic
be used as a cleanser or a toner and it will help restore the pH of the body, prevent skin dryness and unclog the pores
For many centuries chamomile tea has been used as a traditional medicine. For acne, this can provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits.
The antioxidant effect of spearmint tea can help prevent oxidative damage to the skin. Thus it can protect the skin and prevent the formation of acne lesions.
This also slows down and delays the oxidation of fats that reduces the amount of harmful free radicals formed as byproducts of this oxidation reaction.
Spearmint prevents the sebum found on the skin from going bad. When sebum is quickly oxidized, it hardens and clogs up the pores.
This is also known to prevent hormonal imbalance that is known to trigger acne breakouts. It stimulates the production of female sex hormones such as estrogen which are known to reduce acne breakouts.
When drank, spearmint does not also reduce the amount of total testosterone in the body, it produces far less side effects unlike other acne drugs used to reduce the levels of androgens in the body.
This is especially recommended for women experiencing adult acne which flares up during their menstrual cycles. Because of its ability to affect the hormone levels in the body, spearmint tea should only be consumed in moderate amounts.
Important note: This should not be used by pregnant and lactating women.
Stinging Nettle Tea
This tea is thought to purify and detoxify the blood, which naturally clears the skin right up. Herbalists also claim that this can be used to make a herbal tea that supports skin and hair health.
This tea is rich in B vitamins, vitamin K, selenium, and zinc. These factors combine to help give the drinker firmer and clearer skin.
This herb has actually been used medicinally for centuries. Native Americans used it to promote skin health, and some of today’s herbalists and naturopathic doctors recommend it for the same purpose.
Dandelion is thought to help the skin by improving liver function, which cleans the blood and removes toxins from the body.
Dandelion root also contains a ton of antioxidants, which help prevent premature aging, as well as vitamins A, B, C, and the minerals iron, potassium and zinc, which all support clear skin.
This is considered as the Powerhouse of all teas for acne.
Green tea contains multiple antioxidants including EGCG, carotenoids, tocopherols, ascorbic acid and selenium which are responsible in promoting skin health by preventing oxidative damage due to harmful free radicals.
Other benefits follow:
The vitamins and provitamins contained in green tea are responsible for a number of biological processes all of which can help correct some of the root causes of acne.
They can help reduce skin inflammation by modulating the immune system and correct hormonal imbalances too.
The antimicrobial effect of green tea is also useful in acne treatment. Green tea contains zinc. Zinc is a known antimicrobial agent used for treating acne.
According to a recent study, green tea was just as effective as 4% benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of acne.HOPE YOU GUYS LIKE THIS VIDEO!
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