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Tea Time
Tea TimeWho says you have to be a Brit to enjoy tea? An increasing number of Americans are opting for the cup of Earl Gray as a matter of taste and better health. Many of us have known for years that there are remarkable benefits to drinking tea. Green, white and black teas alike contain high quantities of polyphenols which protect the body against environmental damage and cancer. The polyphenols in tea also possess anti-inflammatory properties. But the benefits are not limited to drinking brewed tea. Researchers have also found that tea, when applied topically, can also greatly improve the look and health of the skin.

Everyone wants to preserve a youthful appearance which is why the antioxidant properties of tea are so desirable in anti-aging products. Antioxidants help protect the skin from free radical damage, damage caused by environmental and internal stressors that can cause the skin to age. Dr. Brandt r3p Cream relies on the antioxidant properties of white tea to help minimize wrinkles and restore elasticity, leaving skin smooth and soft. VivierSkin Triple Protection Moisturizer SPF 30 taps into the antioxidants found in green tea to protect the skin against UV damage that causes premature aging.

Since the polyphenols in tea help reduce inflammation and speed healing, they can greatly benefit acneic and inflamed skin. Green tea in particular is often used in clarifying products geared towards problem complexions. Ole Henriksen Blemish Attack Mask helps purify blemish-prone skin and heal pimples while reducing inflammation. Sundari Neem & Green Tea Cleansing Mask promotes cell regeneration as it decongests and balances the skin.

And let’s not forget about black tea. Juara utilizes fermented sweet black tea to soften skin, smooth wrinkles and firm areas that have lost elasticity. Juara Skincare Sweet Black Tea Eye Creme and Juara Skincare Sweet Black Tea and Rice Facial Moisturizer are two products that are super gentle and nourishing for tired, dry and sensitive skin.

If you want the overall benefits of drinking tea but don’t have time to brew or don’t care for the taste, you’re in luck. Supplements containing concentrated doses of tea are increasing in popularity. These supplements can actually boost the effectiveness of topical sunscreens and offer maximum protection against free radical damage. Pure Inventions Signature Antioxidant Fruit Extract Blueberry with White Tea and Dr. Brandt Antioxidant Water Booster Pomegranate can be added to water for a quick and delicious dose of health and protection. Not all of us have time to brew and drink multiple cups of tea a day but we all have time to drink a glass of water.

The ancient Chinese may have jump-started the trend of drinking tea but it’s now the skin care industry that is really maximizing on all of the benefits. Tea offers a natural and gentle solution for better health and better skin.

 
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