Healthy Skin with Rooibos Tea
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).
Research shows the antioxidant properties found in rooibos have a higher potency than those found in common fruits and vegetables.
Rooibos Tea Extract comes from the incredible Rooibos plant, which is cultivated by small South African communities, and comes in four colors: red, ash, black, and brown with yellow flowers. Red rooibos leaves are dried to make red bush rooibos tea, which is the most popular form. Rooibos contains minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, and zinc, which are the essential building blocks of the human immune system. They lead to enzyme reactions that regenerate skin cells and provide nourishment.
Rooibos Tea - Use the Tea Bags as an Under Eye Treatment
Polyphenols, flavonoids, and proanthocyanidins are antioxidants found in Rooibos. Polyphenols decrease cell damage. Flavonoids fight against environmental elements that damage skin, like UV rays, pollution, industrial toxins and electromagnetic frequencies. Proanthocyanidins act as anti-cancer and anti-allergy agent because they diminish oxidative damage within skin cells.
While drinking the tea is great, using the tea bags for skin care purposes also helps. Remember, your skin absorbs everything you put on it - even the great minerals from raw rooibos tea bags. Just the way we like to put cucumbers over our eyes, we are believe in using tea bags for skin care purposes. You can use tea bags as a gentle shower scrub, and even as eye pads.
Rooibos Tea Face Wash & Body Soak - To make an all-natural Rooibos tea face wash, boil three cups of water with two teabags. Wash your face as soon as it cools to lukewarm. You can add a strong pot of this tea to your bath and soak for as long as possible.