Why Tea May Help Your Skin
Aging, wrinkled skin – a troubling reality for many people who spend countless dollars on everything from beauty creams to surgical procedures to try and prevent this natural process. However, there could be natural remedies to help slow down and maybe even reverse some of the process without going to extreme measures such as using lasers and knives to try and straighten everything out.
Scientifically, the natural aging process is the culprit as collagen, elastin, natural oils and fats begin to disappear, resulting in deeper, more visible lines, creases and wrinkles on our skin over time. Free radicals are also very much to blame-these unstable atoms or molecules cause a reduction in collagen production and other biological needs for healthy skin. Free radicals form naturally in time but are amplified by overexposure to sunlight, smoking cigarettes and other poor lifestyle choices and environmental hazards.
We do have some luck in interrupting the affects of free radicals. Antioxidants can be a big help, supplying electrons to free radicals, re-stabilizing the cells and atoms. Antioxidants are present in certain foods made from plants and are most effective when combined with other antioxidants. Therefore, it is recommended that you have a diet filled with a variety of colorful fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes to complete an antioxidant-rich attack on any unstable cells in your body.
In addition to fruits and veggies, it is known that some beverages contain antioxidants such as coffee, cocoa and tea. And, according to studies it is known that green tea and white tea in particular deliver strong antioxidants, which could potentially reduce wrinkles.
Green and white teas contain higher levels of antioxidants than black teas because the fermentation and oxidation process involved with black tea removes many of the benefits. This also does not apply to herbal “teas” that do not use true tea leaves and the process of how the tea is made makes a difference, too. The greatest benefit, therefore, is found in green and white teas that have been brewed hot versus instant or iced teas.
Below is a refreshing recipe of white tea, ginger and lemon that will benefit your skin through an infusion of antioxidants as well as improve hydration and digestion through these combined ingredients.
Ginger, Citrus White Tea Infusion
2 White Tea Bags
1 Peel of Whole Lemon
1 Inch of Ginger Root, Peeled and Sliced
4 Cups of Filtered Water, Boiled
Directions: Boil water and allow all ingredients to steep for at least 10 minutes. You may sweeten with Stevia, honey or agave to taste.
Using tea, as a natural antioxidant is a great way to prevent wrinkles from the inside, and using an organic face cream, on the outside, offers exceptional protection.
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