Black tea – a miracle worker for beautiful skin

Black tea health benefitsEveryone is talking about benefits of green tea. What about black tea? Did you know that black tea can reduce mimic wrinkles and prevent pimples?

Black tea contains vitamins (B2, C, E), minerals (magnesium, potassium, zinc), some essential oils, polyphenols and tannins.
  • Some recent health studies have shown that black tea protects us from getting cancer due to a high content of polyphenols – natural antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and promote longevity.
  • Tannins give tea its dark hue and its antioxidant properties. They are also contained in wine, grape juice and apple juice. Tannins can protect us from harmful impact of the environment, they improve blood circulation in the brain and fight bacteria in our body.
Black tea is very good for skin, it is able to protect us from premature aging and mimic wrinkles.
Polyphenols and tannins in black tea accelerate skin regeneration.

Tea is often used in homemade beauty recipes. Here are some great ways you can use it in your daily beauty routines.

Soothing face compress for oily skin

Tea compress for oily skin

If you have oily skin, you can use black tea to tighten pores, freshen up your skin and give your face a natural, radiant glow.

  • Take 1 teaspoon of black tea, put it into a mug and add hot water.
  • Steep for 15 minutes.
  • Strain the tea using a strainer.
  • Immerse a soft face cloth (or a muslin cloth) into the tea, squeeze out the cloth and compress onto your face for 20 minutes.
  • Afterwards rinse your face with lukewarm water and apply moisturizer.

If you do this face compress every 3-4 days, you will notice that your pores are less open and the skin got tighter.

Tea also helps prevent pimples and soothes irritated skin.

Black tea fights mimic wrinkles

Fighting those mimic wrinkles

You can freeze some freshly made tea and use ice cubes to tone your skin every morning and evening. Just pass an ice cube over your face and neck till it melts completely. Iced tea moisturizes your skin, it is very refreshing and makes your face look smoother.

Taking a tea bath

Take 4 tablespoons of black tea and pour 1 liter of boiling water over it.
Let steep for 20 minutes, then strain the tea and pour the infusion into the bathtub.

If you take a tea bath twice a week it will help tone your body and get rid of cellulite naturally.

Tea bath

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13 Responses to “Black tea – a miracle worker for beautiful skin”

  1. Jacky April 29, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    Thank you

  2. sohaila saleem January 31, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    I realy like it

  3. Bayg April 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    thanks for sharing it and found tea really helps for glowing skin

  4. lucie Kloss October 24, 2014 at 12:52 am #

    using black tea is the best choice to tighten pores, thanks for sharing!

  5. Yolanda' Green January 21, 2016 at 9:09 am #

    Try it and like where can I buy black tea from?

    • Freya July 8, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

      I buy a box of regular black tea bags from the supermarket (sometimes when u order Chinese food they’ll include a few tea bags for free & they’re usually black tea. Just make sure that they’re not flavored with orange or lemo, just plain). After u steep the tea bags u can cut them open & add the tea to a home made clay mask. I use bentonite clay (aztec secret Indian healing clay is less than $10 for a 1 pound jar on Amazon. I got mine for less than $6 in iherb.com) but if u have sensitive skin u can use kaolin clay (u can purchase in Amazon & it’s very inexpensive). I mix a tablespoon of bentonite clay with some of the tea leaves & a tablespoon of filtered water. U can add activated charcoal powder (about a teaspoon) to the mix & add a little of the leftover brewed tea. This mask has the same exact effect as the $70 Glam Glow Supermud mask but making your own saves u A LOT of money! My favorite thing to do is to add about 5 tea bags to a pot of boiling water. Let it boil & steep for a few minutes til the water is very dark. I remove it from the stove & transfer the tea (tea bags & all!) to a large bowl. I apply some coconut oil to my freshly cleansed face & then steam my face over the hot tea (I place a towel over my head & the bowl to trap the steam. I relax like this for about 5 to 10 minutes, slowly breathing in thru my nose & out thru my mouth. I remove the towel & with the remaining coconut oil that’s on my face I give myself a facial massage (this encourages lymphatic drainage to get rid of any puffiness in the face. Plus it feels really good!). Afterwards your face will be super soft & smooth! I sometimes to this before applying a sheet mask so afterwards I’ll take a cotton pad with some micellar water to use as a face toner before applying the sheet mask.

  6. Melissa August 2, 2016 at 1:31 am #

    I love tea baths makes me feel refreshed n de-stresses me ? really good when got a cold aswel I’ve found

  7. Karolis October 10, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

    I drink tea regularly at least 3+ cups a day , and it keeps my body ph levels at neatral like nothing else tried , and I tried a lot ! Also my dog has alergic dermatitis and appears and dissappear, but only yesterday I thought to rub his infected areas with black tea compress, and what a result it was gone 8h later , it is trully amazing !

  8. Monica February 8, 2017 at 8:04 pm #

    I’ve recently had some problems with my skin. A friend recommended me black tea and it worked incredibly well. It helped with my irritation. I warmly recommend to anyone who is looking for a natural alternate.

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