The Amazing Benefits Of Black Tea

Written by Chandni GhoshSep 13, 2016
Addicted to your regular chai? It’s a good thing! Well, your cuppa is basically black tea brewed with milk but we bet you didn’t know that this tea is prepared from the leaves of the shrub Camellia sinensis. A rich source of vitamins and minerals, this tea can do wonders to your body. But guess what? Consuming it or applying this tea for beauty purposes seems to have several advantages too. Want to know how black tea can transform your skin and hair? Read on to find out.
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Reduces blemishes

You must know that black tea contains a compound called tannins that give the tea its dark hue. Moreover, tannins ensure that your skin can put up a strong fight against pollution as well as help remove the bacteria settled in your skin. So just brew a cup of black tea and use it as a toner to wash your face. This will make sure all the grime from your skin is washed off giving you blemish-free skin.

Fights wrinkles

Black tea contains strong antioxidants along with Vitamin C, which contribute to collagen synthesis, the protein responsible in keeping your skin soft and supple. Moreover, free radicals occur naturally within the body due to metabolic functions. But you should know that the body might produce excess free radicals due to environmental contaminants like pollution and sun radiation. Free radicals have the ability to cause cellular damage and alter the skin’s DNA – something that results in the skin losing its elasticity leading to wrinkles. So if you consume tea moderately, you can slowly but surely lessen the effects of free radicals.

Battles puffy eyes

Black tea contains caffeine that tightens the blood vessels under the eyes thereby reducing puffiness. Just dip your tea bags in cool water and place them on your eyes for about 5 minutes and let it work its magic on your eyes. Also, black tea also contains the inflammation-calming polyphenol EGCG that soothes the under eye area leaving your eyes looking less tired.

Revives dull hair colour

If you’ve been upset about your hair colour turning light, turn to black tea. Well, this tea is mildly acidic in nature and its acidic ingredients help the hair look shiny and bright. For this, add 3 tea bags to 6 cups of boiling water. Let it cool down and apply this mix to your hair and then wrap your head in a towel. After an hour or two, rinse off with a shampoo and conditioner.

Combats hair loss

The caffeine in black tea helps reduce DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) which is a hormone found in the scalp that is known to cause hair loss. Therefore, if you apply a mix of black tea with boiled water once it cools down, the tea will ensure that your hair is stronger and thicker.

Chandni Ghosh

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I have this superpower of buying everything and anything related to cats because I strongly believe that cats are greater than human beings. Amidst all of these thoughts, I take time out to write about food, fitness and beauty - something that makes my job so much fun!

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