By Valentina Kimberley Pfeiffer
As mentioned previously, tea has many health and beau-tea benefits that helps internally and externally. Let’s dive into the rest!
5. Oolong Tea
This tea is a combination of several dark and green teas which makes it a booster tea. One of the many benefits are as follows;
- Metabolic booster
- Keeps teeth and bones strong
- Helps prevent Alzheimer’s
- Decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- Gets rid of excess weight
- Reduces the risk of ovarian cancer in women
- Improves mood and beat stress
You may use this tea as a morning cleanser by steeping 2 bags in water and using it to cleanse skin. This not only cleanses the skin but also helps fight the signs of aging and relieves eczema.
The same can be done for our hair too. Using this tea as a hair rinse helps promote hair health, prevents hair fall and it gives hair shine and lustre. Take caution on the amount consumed. Two cups a day is enough due to the caffeine.
6. Kombucha Tea
Kombucha tea also known as a beauty elixir works by;
- Detoxing the body
- Increases energy
- Boosts immune system
- Reduces body fat
- Boosts digestion
- Prevents arthritis
7. Matcha Tea
The macho matcha tea is a vitamin packed powerhouse — powerful antioxidant, with anti-aging properties, boost collagen level and supports cell growth, all of which leads to youthful, glowing skin.
Best in powder form as it’s more concentrated. Mix matcha powder, honey, yoghurt and or rosewater with 1 egg yolk. Gently apply onto skin and leave for 30 mins then rinse off with cool water. This recipe treats irritated skin such as acne, eczema, rashes, gently exfoliates, protects and treats sun damage, and reduces puffiness giving you that youthful, glowy look.
You could even make a matcha tea face mist for that clean, spot-free complexion. All you need to do is brew the tea, remember powdered is best. Let it cool, grab your spritz bottle, pour it in and voila you’ve got your very own all natural face mist.
Matcha tea strengthens hair roots and hair follicles, fights hair loss, dandruff and split ends! Mix matcha green tea powder with shea butter, coconut oil or olive oil. Depending on what you have. Apply the mixture on dry hair and leave on for 30 mins to an hour. Do this regularly, say twice a week for better results.
8. Hibiscus Tea
This beauty goddess contains natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), iron, zinc, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A, B1, B2, and C, helps with weight loss and has extraordinary healing properties.
The natural acids found in Hibiscus helps purify the skin by breaking down dead skin and increasing cell turnover. The acid also aids in controlling acne breakouts and promotes skin elasticity. Clear, supple complexion here we come! Mix two teaspoon of brown rice with hibiscus tea (use 1 tea bag but remove tea from bag or use powder, add two teaspoon) in a small bowl, add yogurt and aloe vera. Mix them well till it looks like a thick paste. Spread this mixture on face and leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
This tea has it perks for hair as well. It’s said to be a colour enhancer for redheads, stimulates hair growth, contains high amount of mucilage which acts as a natural conditioner, treats dandruff, itchy scalp and split ends! Insane right?! You’ll need to prep a few ingredients such as amla powder, hibiscus (tea bag or powder, you’ll need to remove the tea from the bag), yoghurt, aloe vera, almond oil and coconut milk. Add this mixture together and leave on hair for 30 mins to an hour then rinse off with cold water.
Beauty takes time. Consistency is key to achieve the desired results. Also, don’t forget to do a 24hour patch test on your forearm before applying anything to your skin. Do your own research and consult with a doctor and or dermatologist if you have any concerns. Different skin types work differently. Don’t rush the process, be patient!