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