Healthy Skin with Rooibos Tea

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History of Rooibos Tea

For centuries, people have been drinking rooibos tea prepared from the leaves of Rooibos plant, that belong to the legume family of plants. The broom-like plant is usually grown in South Africa. Unlike green and oolong tea that come from camellia plants, rooibos is produced from the Aspalathus Linearis. Rooibos leaves are oxidized, similar to how traditional teas are processed, to obtain the distinct reddish color and enhance its nutty flavour. This is where the idea for the Detox Rooibos Tea Face Scrub originated.

Rooibos benefits on the skin

Our Rooibos Tea Face Scrub contains alpha-hydroxy acids and zinc, which are two compounds that encourage healthy skin. Drinking red tea creates a soothing effect on the skin and thus reduces skin irritation and keeps skin free of common conditions like acne, redness, sunburn and eczema. Magnesium is also a core ingredient of rooibos which aids the nervous system - keeping stress and tension levels down.The red tea is caffeine free and can act as a relaxing sedative encouraging deep sleep. Rooibos is comprised of nothofagin and aspalathin, which have anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. A lab study in England exhibited how 11 dart frogs topped with rooibos were protected from getting fungal infections. It also contains anti-inflammatory antioxidants which attack free-radicals (the byproduct of normal cell functions and are the main culprit of lackluster skin).

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Research shows the antioxidant properties found in rooibos have a higher potency than those found in common fruits and vegetables.