Why shouldn’t you exchange expensive beauty products with cheaper and natural beauty elixirs? Teas can help in age prevent aging, reduce wrinkles and revitalize skin and muscle tone. Prepare some of these delicious beverages, warm up and preserve the beauty of your skin.
Green tea is one of the most popular teas in the world. It is loaded with antioxidants that prevent aging and its first signs better known as wrinkles. It promotes skin natural defense against harmful UV rays thereby preventing spots on the skin. It is due to this feature that green tea is said to possess anti-cancer properties relevant for skin cancer. Green tea is prepared at the temperature of 70°C and it should be left 2 -3 minutes to sit (covered with a lid) to work all its magic.
Chamomile is a plant well-known for its anti-stress properties. It is best to be consumed before sleep and it is one of the basics when it comes to healthy skin. After a long, sleepless night, use chamomile tea bags to get rid of dark circles and red eyes. Just put the tea bags on your eyes and leave it for 10 -15 minutes. Chamomile tea is also used for inhalation. Inhaling chamomile steam is very effective due to anti-inflammatory properties chamomile is also endowed with.
Jasmine tea is not only famous for its aroma and scent, but its use can bring numerous health benefits. For instance, it is a good remedy against acne and a powerful tool to boost the immune system. Jasmin compress helps soothe eczema, but also reduces sebum production which may close pores.
Apart from being an excellent remedy to relieve stomach pain, mint tea truly does wonders to oily skin. It reduces sebum production and mint tea compress is especially effective on oily skin. Certain types of mint can affect the estrogen level. Hormonal imbalance often triggers acne and other skin conditions.
Our grannies surely know about health benefits nettle can give. Nettle detoxifies the blood and removes toxins. Besides, by eliminating harmful toxins (detoxification) from the body, you’ll soon begin to notice the first positive changes on your skin. In addition, nettle is rich in iron, a vital mineral for the immune system which helps you resist cold and flu season.
Rooibos tea has an exotic red color and beautiful fruity flavor. It contains many antioxidants and vitamin C. Also, it strengthens the immune system and stimulates collagen production which ensures skin’s firm and elastic.
You can use rooibos compress, but you can also wash your face with it apart from its conventional use as a beverage. All herbal teas (except green tea) should be infused at the temperature of 100°C to provide most benefits and it is good to drink it warm.
Translation: G. Dujmović