It is no big revelation that Pakistanis live and breathe in the aromatic scent of black tea. Also commonly referred to as “chai”, in many households black tea, mixed with milk and sugar, is a staple in their morning routines. Many times, it is also consumed in the afternoon as well. This tradition has been in practice for ages.
While the concept of drinking tea day and night has been a part of Southeast Asian culture for decades, tea originally came from China. And the idea of drinking tea so religiously was adopted by watching our colonizers; the British. Over time, tea became a common occurrence even after British rule ended.
Now, tea is commonly consumed in every nook and cranny of the subcontinent. It is served to guests as well as being included in almost every business meeting as means of showing high regard for the other. With this, the significance of tea grew and rose profoundly.
Aside from the conventional uses of black tea, it is also used in many people’s skincare routines. Containing a list of benefits within it, black tea is highly encouraged to be incorporated into one’s daily skincare routine.
Here, we will list down 7 common benefits that using black tea can bring to your skin.
The first and foremost benefit of tea is its antioxidant property. These antioxidants are mostly helpful in flushing away all the toxicity we may consume unintentionally from our diet.
In order to safely dispose of these from our body antioxidants help in making sure they are easily washed away from our internal organs. Therefore, with the flushing away of all toxic waste inside of us, our skin is naturally going to look healthier and much brighter, too.
Skin Pigmentation is referred to the accumulation of melanin in a certain part of your skin and most commonly occurs on your facial skin. Its main cause is the harmful ultraviolet rays that the sun emits. These harmful UV rays are mostly exposed on our faces which cause many skin related problems, such as hyperpigmentation. By drinking black tea, this may be reduced effectively.
Got a really bad case of acne that just won’t go away? Well, we can surely understand the struggle. Sometimes, no amount of facial scrubs, washes or cream can seem to make the blemishes go away.
But, hope is not completely lost yet.
Instead of spending heaps of money on pricey acne-free products why not just use what you already have at home? According to many skin specialists, as tea is said to contain loads of antioxidants it is also found to help remove blemishes from our skin.
All you need is a bowl of cold, black tea and a cotton ball. Dip the cotton ball into the bowl of cold tea and gently dab it on areas where you have prevailing acne. And that is it. It is as simple as that and you can get instantaneous results.
The excessive pollutants and harsh UV rays we constantly come in contact with on a daily basis do end up having adverse effects on our skin. One of them is premature ageing.
Due to the exposure to all these harmful substances in our environment, we are subject to many alterations in our bodies that come irrespective of our age.
To reduce such effects, regular consumption and application of black tea on your face are said to reduce premature skin ageing and wrinkles, too. In fact, according to a study this has been proved to be the most effective prospect in reducing wrinkles.
You may have heard of the customary phrase of having “eye bags”. This is inflammation under your eyes that aids wrinkle formation and premature ageing.
So, how do you get rid of it?
Easy. Just apply a cotton ball soaked in cold tea over the swollen area. As tea is said to contain an anti-inflammatory effect, it can help reduce the swelling immediately after applying it to the puffy patch.
As the skin is the only organ that is frequently exposed to detrimental pollutants in the atmosphere, it is also most susceptible to infections. And oftentimes, these infections can relapse; not fully going away.
In light of this situation, the quickest and easiest way to prevent such infections would be to drink tea every day to boost the healing process. Therefore, other than consulting a dermatologist for advice, you can also drink a cup of black tea to quicken your recovery.
Do you often notice how when you get a cut, your skin starts to grow over the cut? This eventually forms a new layer of skin. In many cases, the regeneration process growth is quite slow and it can take a long time before your scab is reformed into the skin.
To Fasten this process it is advised to take concentrated black tea in your daily diet. This contains multiple compounds that encourage collagen growth and therefore speed the regrowth process. Leaving you with the smooth, glowing skin you had, before.
So by now, we’ve evaluated every possible perk that drinking/applying black tea may contain. It is important to remember that these are merely used that are scientifically proven to be valid. Consulting a dermatologist and abiding by what suits your skin is what matters most.
Although these are known to be effective, no treatment is ever known to be fruitful overnight. Every remedy takes a while for its effects to kick in. With regular application and consumption of black tea in your daily routines, you can expect your skin to be the most radiant and supple it has ever been.