Why is Tea Good for the Skin?


Green tea, Black tea, Rooibos, and various teas have for awhile now been portrayed as being exceptionally good for the skin - with modern studies confirming this.


The reasons are a combination of factors and can't be pinned on just one element. Let's go through the main reasons as to why tea is great for the skin!

1. Reduced Oiliness in Skin

The reason why tea can reduce oiliness is that it contains tannins. These are compounds that will reduce subum, which is your natural oil production and help to shrink your pores. Narural oil in your skin is great and without it, your skin will become too dry which can lead to other problems.

If you're producing too much, this will also create problems such as acne, redness and leading to a bit too much of a 'shiny' look.

oily skin

2. Sun and Sunburn Protection

We could also title this 'anti-infammatory', but we thought we'd go with the more direct effects tea can have on the skin and how it can help against one of the most ravaging components in skin damage around - the sun.

Anti-inflammatory properties within tea will be noticed when taken orally or applied topically after sunburn. Exposure to the sun causes skin irritation + skin damage, and tea helps to negate some of its effects.

sunburned feet

3. Acne and Blackhead Protection

If you suffer from acne or blackheads, we'd like you to try a little experiment.
Try applying green tea to your face once in the morning and once at night before bed. Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of tea all play a factor here, and may be more effective on some than others - depending on the root cause of your acne.

We'd recommend using hot (not boiling) water that's been steeped in green tea for around 5 minutes and then leaving to dry for 10 minutes. Hot water will open the pores, but cooled green tea is also fine!

Optional - mixing with the well known anti-bacterial properties of Manuka Honey can help to strengthen this formula.

acne on girl

4. Slow Down Skin Degredation

We don't like to use the term 'anti-aging' as it's a bit of an overused term these days. We'd like to say 'slowing skin degredation' instead, which is a bit more accurate. Again, we have antioxidants to thank - and with a catechin named EGCG being the most beneficial which has been shown to help reactive dying (not dead) skin cells and also "EGCG appears to target biochemical and genetic functions unique to cancer cells". So the earlier you start drinking, the better!

The formation of wrinkles will be slowed and the formation of age spots will be lessened over time.

skin cells

5. Bye Panda Eyes

Last but not least, blood vessel restriction around the eyes can reduce puffy eyes and dark circles. This is probably best applied topically around the eyes as well - but this time it doesn't matter if the tea is hot or cold when applied.

panda eyes

Previous Post Next Post

Related Posts

Comments 0
Leave a comment
Your Name:*
Email Address:*
Message: *

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.

* Required Fields
Tea Life Reviews

Our Feedback

1471 reviews

Brilliant tasting fresh honey. Just YUM!!

Thanks Linda! Our honey is fairly new so I think you're the first review - much appreciated! :)
rich in flavor

tasty and rich in flavor. With small 40g bag you get you a lot of volume

Hi Ola - Yes the Peppermint base of this tea really fluffs it out a lot! :)
Linden Tea

Beautiful packaging and tastes fresh and wonderful. The effects have been significant thank you so much

Hi Rose - thank you - Linden is always a nice tea to have and we're happy you like our one.

All good

Thanks Sam!
Service plus

Great product and very prompt service.... pleasure buying from this supplier!!

Thanks Dagmar, hope to see you again soon!