We recently discussed with Dr. Parks from DermWarehouse.com and we were excited to hear his thoughts on the benefits of tea on our skin! Read below to learn more…
“While most people think tea is just for drinking, the truth of the matter is that it can also be great for your skin. Any product containing caffeine will make skin appear smoother, at least in the short-term. Products containing caffeine help reduce dark, puffy circles under the eyes as well. This is an ingredient that not only makes you feel less tired, it makes you look less tired too!
For centuries, people have been using tea as a healing ingredient. In fact, in many countries tea is considered the drink of choice, not only because of the caffeine boost that it offers, but also because of its amazing health benefits, both for the body and the skin. While I’ve never been a huge tea drinker myself, I can certainly understand why it has become so popular for those searching for an easy at-home skincare remedy and also the hot new ingredient of choice for many skincare and beauty companies.
Even used tea bags can go a long way in helping improve your skin. You can use them to get rid of puffiness and those pesky under-eye bags, to soothe your skin after a bad sunburn (they help relieve both pain and redness) and even to diminish the sting of a bug bite. Just throw a couple used tea bags (try these!) in the fridge and then you’ll have them on hand for any of the above.
It’s clearly no coincidence that many skin care companies have started using tea as a core component in their products. For example, Goldfaden MD, a physician strength, dermatologist developed, natural skincare line, uses Organic Red Tea and Red Tea Extract as a key ingredient in many of their products. As popular as green tea has become (both to drink and in skin care), their research shows that red tea is actually 50 times more powerful as an antioxidant than green tea and contains Vitamins A, C and E to resurface, protect and brighten skin. We think they’re definitely on to something here!
So skip your next morning coffee and give My Beauty Tea a try instead. Not only will a cup of tea provide you with antioxidants and energy, it will give your skin a boost too, whether you’re drinking it, recycling your old tea bags, or experiencing its benefits through your favorite skin care products.”
– Our recommendations for a bright and healthy skin –
Made with camellia seed oil (tea oil) this beauty oil will hydrate, protect and repair your skin.
Dr. Alan J. Parks founded Eastside Dermatology & DermWarehouse – Dr. Parks is board certified in dermatology with clinical interests including cosmetic and surgical dermatology, laser treatments, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and skin cancer surgery. Dr. Parks is a recipient of the American Academy of Dermatology Community Service Award for skin cancer screening and the Edmund D. Lowney Teaching Award for teaching dermatology residents.